Celebrate the holidays on the Las Vegas Strip as the Venetian and Palazzo are transformed into an Italian-inspired winter wonderland including an ice skating rink, a stunning 3-D light projection show, specialty food and cocktail menus and an elaborate winter garden display.
From carolers to gondoliers, the holiday festivities encompass both properties with seasonal experiences, beginning at Venetian as winter schemes and larger-than-life snowflakes adorn the front exterior.
Thousands of festooned lights illuminate a romantic ice rink that beckon skaters above the Venetian's outdoor Grand Canal. In keeping with the properties' commitment to green initiatives, the ice rink is comprised of an environmentally friendly artificial ice material that doesn't require refrigeration or electricity.
The nearby Doge's Palace plaza features nightly holiday festivities such as the "Light of Venice" 3-D projection show, a 65-foot LED Christmas tree, nightly parades and strolling characters and musicians.
Head next door to the Waterfall Atrium and Garden at the Palazzo for a show-stopping fantasy display. Highlights include ice branches and 20-foot frosted birch, pine and glittering trees, crystal "ice" ponds, majestic hand-crafted white and pearl peacock statues, red beaded ornaments, pine cones and fresh poinsettias.
In addition to the festivities, lounges including The Bourbon Room, Zebra Lounge, Bellini Bar, Fusion Mixology Bar and Laguna Champagne Bar will feature a seasonal Winter in Venice cocktail menu while holiday-themed menus and specials will be offered at restaurants including Aquaknox, B&B, Bouchon, Canaletto, Canyon Ranch Café, Delmonico, First Food & Bar, Grand Lux Cafe, Pinot Brasserie, Postrio, Table 10 and Lavo.
Additional highlights of Winter in Venice include La Cucina Italiana Food and Wine Festival with Chef Mario Batali, Chef Wolfgang Puck, Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro and more; Culinary Clash Weekend and Carnival of Cuisine with Chef Emeril Lagasse; and specialty symphony performances of "Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas."