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San Martin Hospital Christmas Village Celebrates 16 Years

Annual holiday display began as gift of gratitude from grateful patient

LAS VEGAS, December 19, 2022 –


Annual San Martin Christmas Village Display - Celebrate the season with a beautiful display of gratitude and humankindness with a presentation of the hospital’s 1,500-piece collection of holiday houses, Santa’s elves, and other figurines depicting a holiday village celebrating the joys of Christmas. Visiting families and hospital staff stop to admire the glowing village, displayed on a blanket of snow against a background of a star-filled night sky. The huge collection fills a massive three-tier platform and takes multiple days to set up and install.  


Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s San Martín Hospital
8280 W. Warm Springs, Las Vegas, NV  89113 
(near Warm Springs & Cimarron)

Christmas Village is located on hospital Ground floor, between the elevators and the cafeteria


Visitors, staff, and the general public can enjoy it through the holiday season. It will remain on display through January 8.

Go Deeper

The tradition of the San Martín Christmas Village began in 2007, with a donation from the family of a grateful patient. George and Gail Tomao wanted to express their gratitude to the nurses who took such great care of George during a recent stay at San Martín. Gail Tomao, a retired nurse, recognized the dedication and professionalism demonstrated by the San Martín nursing staff. To show their appreciation, the couple donated more than 1,000 holiday figurines from their family collection. 

Every Christmas season members of the San Martín staff put the collection on display for the enjoyment of all. 

By the Numbers

Now in its 16th year, the collection has grown and is the largest ever displayed in the hospital. Through additional donations, more than 200 new pieces have been added, bringing the collection to more than 1,500 pieces. 


About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican this year celebrates 75 years in southern Nevada, marking the anniversary of the arrival of the seven Adrian Dominican Sisters who founded Rose de Lima Hospital on June 27, 1947. As Nevada’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in all its endeavors. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. Dignity Health currently operates three acute care hospitals in southern Nevada and is a member of the multi-state Dignity Health network of nearly 10,000 physicians, 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at  

Publish date: 

Monday, December 19, 2022

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Gordon Absher, External Communications Manager

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