Many people don’t realize that Las Vegas is one of the top destinations in the world during the Christmas holiday season. We just reported in a recent article – Christmas in Las Vegas – A Top Destination for Christmas Travel. Visitors get the chance to view some the most gorgeous, luxury holiday decorations found anywhere.
I had the pleasure of spending a week in Las Vegas over the Christmas holidays. It’s hard to put into words, but the luxury holiday decorations were quite over-the-top. I would expect nothing less from Las Vegas. It’s the city where dazzle shines and spectacular resorts, casinos and stage shows draw millions of visitors each year.
The holiday season is a wonderful time to visit Las Vegas. Obviously the 100 plus degree temps are long gone. We were surprised how chilly it actually got. A couple days, the morning low temps were in the high 20’s. We also experienced several days of very strong winds, which made it feel a bit arctic.
Here is a video clip of the elevator ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower. When we reached to top, the winds were howling! But the awesome views of all of Las Vegas made it so worth it.
Las Vegas has always had that competitive spirit as the various resorts and casinos try to outdo each other to allure the crowds. The Christmas holiday season is no different. It’s a spectacular display of luxury holiday decorations everywhere you look.
I wanted to share a couple of my favorite memories. For a true VIP experience while visiting Las Vegas during the holidays, be sure to make your plans for later this year to see it yourself in person.
The Palazzo Las Vegas:
The Palazzo Las Vegas Resort and Casino was by far, my favorite Christmas display. Each year, The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens morphs into a wonderful, winter wonderland. The holiday display is beautiful and features 20 foot tall trees that are snow-covered and surrounded by golden snowflakes.
There are literally thousands of bright red poinsettias plants placed all around this luxury resort. For the ultimate wow factor, be sure to see The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens. It was definitely a must see during this holiday season.
Bellagio Hotel & Casino:
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
We knew the luxury holiday decorations at the Bellagio were going to be special. The line was long and each person, both young and old, was anxious to enter the display area. Nobody was disappointed and you could literally hear the sounds of appreciation and joy all around.
You’ll be immersed in a dazzling display of blinking lights, and almost 30,000 poinsettias plants. There is a gorgeous White Fir holiday tree standing 42 feet high. The tree has 7,000 LED lights and 2,500 beautiful holiday ornaments. The tree was flanked by a large Jack-in-the–box and a huge stocking and countless oversized presents.
Popular with the kids, a North Pole display included a mother polar bear made up of 12,000 white carnations. Playing nearby were her two young polar bear cubs. There was also a family of cute penguins hanging out around several igloos.
The image at the top of this article consists of two snow globes that were 12 feet tall. Each of the globes consisted of creative and detailed winter scenes. Next to them was a large, rocking wooden horse sitting among red Poinsettias plants and a couple of snow flocked trees.
Nearby was another display with a 14-foot snow tunnel as the center piece. People lined up to walk inside and feel like you were surrounded by snow fall. It was enclosed by silvertip fir trees and more lush Poinsettias.
Fountains of Bellagio:
Of course the incredible Fountains of Bellagio is one of the top attractions in Las Vegas to see anytime of the year. But during the holidays, the fountain show comes alive with the sounds of Christmas. Listen to your favorite Christmas songs such as O Holy Night, Hallelujah Chorus and Santa Baby. The crowds were large around the large lagoon as the anticipation rose, waiting for the next dancing water performance. What a festive and impressive event to behold.
The Shops at Crystals:
The Shops at Crystals shopping center at CityCenter is an incredible place to walk around. From one end to the other, it’s filled with the top luxury brand retailers in the world. You can shop at Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Dior, Jimmy Choo, Saint Laurent, FENDI, Dolce & Gabbana and many more!
But for the holidays, Crystals is decorated in luxury style. There are thousands of fresh flowers found around the mall. The main display is a towering, 50 foot tall Olympia Pine Tree decorated in white LED lights.
Everybody should make a visit to Las Vegas during the Christmas holiday season. There are a lot of people that come to Sin City, but it makes it that much more magical. Everyone is in a festive mood with big smiles on their faces. It makes losing money while trying your luck gambling a little more bearable.
Please contact us if you would like to vacation in Las Vegas. Whether it’s to see the luxury holiday decorations during the holiday season or any time of the year, Las Vegas is a special place. Please return again to read more luxury travel stories in our popular luxury blog.
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