The Las Vegas Strip always gets busy for the Christmas Holidays, so we snuck down a little early to catch some glimpses of the usual hot spots for Christmas Cheer. This year, Christmas falls on a Friday and that means a really busy three-day weekend followed by an insanely New Year’s Eve the following weekend!
The first stop is the ever-popular Bellagio Botanical Gardens.
Here you will find yourself surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights, more than 28,000 poinsettias and a 42-foot White Fir holiday tree decorated with over 7,000 white LED twinkling lights and adorned with 2,500 colorful ornaments. Standing guard at each corner of the garden you will notice four animated toy soldiers robotically moving in unison. Plus four 10-foot stockings stuffed with wrapped trinkets hang from the ceiling, along with a 12-foot Jack-in-the–box, surrounded by gifts and golden ribbon.
Let’s not forget the always popular Coca-Cola Polar bears mad with 1000’s of white carnations! With two 12-foot snow globes, each showcasing a classic winter scene. In one globe, two ice skaters glide across a frozen pond and in the other, carolers rejoicing and singing around a gleaming holiday tree.
The holiday display is available for guests to enjoy for free 24 hours a day, seven days a week from December 4 through January 3, 2016.
The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan
That’s right. Ice Skating. “The Cosmopolitan transforms the Boulevard Pool into “The Ice Rink”, a winter wonderland overlooking the heart of The Strip. High above Las Vegas Boulevard, guests can enjoy the brisk outdoors, fire pits, s‘mores, warm cocktails and more as they skate on real ice with family and friends. The Ice Rink will feature an experience very rare to the Las Vegas Strip – snow showers!”
You can skate November 21 – January 3 – Mon-Fri 3:00 PM to Midnight/ Sat-Sun 12:00 PM to Midnight
In past years, this was “the place” for holiday cheer. But not this year. It was actually kind of depressing. What was normally cheerful music, dancing fairies, ice skating and huge decorated trees ended up being some sad looking flowers and fake icicles with blinking lights…
In any Event