Amazing Las Vegas Holiday Decorations Are Here!

Many believe that winter is the best time to visit Las Vegas. It’s hard to deny when you see some of the incredible Las Vegas holiday decorations on display. Many of the city’s top hotels are already getting into the holiday spirit!

Christmas Tree Picture

The weather is milder and the hotels have a magical feel to them around this time of the year. Let’s look at some of the coolest holiday decorations in Las Vegas right now.

The Aria Now Features a Life-Sized Gingerbread House

Many of the world’s best hotel-casinos are located in Las Vegas. Many believe that Aria Hotel & Casino, located on the Strip, is one of the top venues in the entire city. This week, Aria revealed one of the coolest new Las Vegas holiday decorations in recent memory.

More than 400 pounds of gingerbread is being used to construct a life-sized gingerbread house inside the lobby of the hotel. This amazing house is 15 feet tall, seven feet wide, and 12 feet deep.

Chef Mathieu Lavalle claims that his team spent more than three weeks constructing this edible work of art. It’s covered in more than 900 gingerbread bricks and 960 peppermint tiles.

A five-foot gingerbread man is standing to greet guests entering the hotel, as well.

The entire decoration will be featured until January 6th, 2020. If you’re in Las Vegas, make sure to check it out!

More Las Vegas Holiday Decorations You Need to Check Out

Las Vegas really comes to life during the holidays. Many visit in December when the hotels in the city are at their most decorative. New Year’s Eve may very well be the biggest party day of the year here.

Most hotels on the Strip will begin featuring some amazing decorations during the holiday season. Here are some that you should check out this year!

The LINQ

The Holiday Magic show at The LINQ is one of the most popular holiday events in Las Vegas. This popular hotel features a massive 45-foot Christmas tree, carolers, and dancers. It begins on December 1st and lasts until the last day of the month.

Bellagio Hotel & Casino

The Bellagio is one of the most popular venues in Las Vegas. Not long ago, MGM sold this property to the Blackstone Group. Every year, this hotel-casino features some of the best Las Vegas holiday decorations. Last year was an amazing “Majestic Holiday Magic” exhibit inside of the Botanical Gardens. Make sure to check out the decorations this year!

Fremont Street

Many argue that Fremont Street is the most lively area of Las Vegas. There are shows happening here all the time. During the holidays, this place really comes to life! There are live music performances and amazing decorations all over the walking street.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino

The Cosmopolitan is currently the most expensive hotel-casino ever built in Las Vegas. As you might expect, this property regularly features some incredible holiday decorations. Every winter, an ice skating rink opens here surrounded by incredible food, drinks, and music.

Las Vegas holiday decorations are just beginning to emerge. Enjoy your visit during this incredible part of the year!

Donny and Marie Osmond End Their Las Vegas Residency

One of the most popular Las Vegas residencies has just come to an end. Donny and Marie Osmond are ending their famous Las Vegas show. The duos’ final performance officially concluded on Saturday.

Donny and Marie Osmond

It’s been a long time coming for these iconic singers. Now is the perfect time to look back on their long-running show, and talk about some of the other ones still available in Las Vegas. Let’s get into it!

History of the “Donny and Marie” Las Vegas Show

As we’ve already mentioned, Donny and Marie Osmond have one of the most famous residencies in Las Vegas. Donny first gained fame in the 1970s as a teen idol. He took a break from music a few years later and stepped out of the public spotlight.

In the 90s, Donny resumed his music career.

In the mid-2000s, Marie Osmond was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. In 2007, she teamed up with her brother Donny to begin performing at the iconic Flamingo Hotel. Initially, they agreed to a limited six-week engagement.

The pair had such a successful show that the Flamingo continued to extend their deal. “Donny and Marie” was a 90-minute show backed by eight dancers and a full band. Solo performances also take place during each show.

Incredibly, Donny and Marie Osmond continued to perform for more than eleven years. During their run, they gained numerous awards including the “Best Show” award by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

This past weekend, this show was held for the final time. It was an emotional night for the performers and fans who have followed them over the years.

Donnie and Marie Osmond Officially End their Residency

All good things must eventually come to an end. The “Donny and Marie” show was extended year after year and was considered by many to be one of the best performances in Las Vegas. Saturday marked the last time this show will ever take place.

Both singers had trouble at times. The reality that this was their last performance seemed to affect them both heavily.

“I don’t know how I’m going to get through this,” Donny said to the crowd. Marie also gave a tearful statement. “I’m gonna miss you guys the most,” she said to the band. “He can say all he wants about the crew and everything else, but I’m going to miss you. I love you.” 

Donny also took to Twitter to address his fans.

Fortunately, this may not be the last time that we hear from these two. Despite both being in their 60s, there’s a chance they will both continue to perform as solo artists. Marie is said to be creating a new show, perhaps even with a new partner.

Fortunately to visitors to this city, there are still some incredible shows available every single week.

More Las Vegas Shows You Need to Check Out

Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the US. There are a huge number of fantastic shows taking place here throughout the year. The majority of them are absolutely fantastic.

One that many enjoy is the O by Cirque du Soleil. It takes place inside the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. It has fantastic reviews from critics and takes place every single day.

Recently, Lady Gaga also signed a two-year residency in Las Vegas. She is performing two shows, one of which is called Enigma and other called Jazz and Piano. Both have received great reviews.

Absinthe is another hugely popular show. It takes place inside Caesars Palace every other day. It’s a contemporary circus, described as “an uneasy cross between terrific variety acts and a stag party.”

There are always great shows taking place in Las Vegas. Make sure to check one out when you visit!

Bellagio Fountains Set on Fire by Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows ever, and the last season—which will air starting April 14—will mark the end of an era which was dominated by dragons, white walkers, kings, queens, priests, and warriors. Adapted from the popular book series by George RR Martin called A Song of Ice and Fire, the show managed to win the hearts of millions of people around the world, inviting them to the magnificent world of Westeros, Essos, and other mythical places. If you are one of the people who has never seen a single episode of GoT, make sure to give it a try – it’s definitely something you will be hooked on after watching the first episode as the show mixes elements of family drama with epic fantasy. In other words, it offers something for everyone!

The show basically depicts ice and fire as the two dominating elements, and one of the ways to promote it was to set fire to a fountain. The iconic Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas seemed to be the most appropriate place for this interesting marketing experiment. The entire fountain show includes a four-minute-long water choreography combined with music and video projections from Game of Thrones.

The entire display starts with quiet music from the piece “Winter is Here,” which was composed by Ramin Djavadi, the mastermind behind the soundtracks of Game of Thrones and Westworld. What follows is a projection on the water that looks like silent snow falling. Everything suddenly becomes very loud, and the memorable opening theme of Game of Thrones kicks in. The first visible thing is the logo of the show, which is followed by silhouettes of dragons and the Night King.

The whole thing is followed by fountains taking various shapes, some of them being the crown, the Iron Throne, and even the Wall which guards the realms of men from the long night. The display culminates with pyrotechnics which is in sync with water, thus combining fire and ice, in a way. One of the projections that was visible during the display included the final scene of the last season which featured (spoiler alert) the Night King riding an undead dragon that breathes blue fire.

The company which made this work of art possible is called WET Design, and they collaborated with Ramin Djawadi in order to create the display. Djawadi was more than happy to have taken part in one such project, saying that the Bellagio Fountain is iconic. He told the press that the whole thing was ‘quite a spectacle’ and that he had enjoyed putting the two together.

The choreographed fountain display has only just started and will run every night until April 13 which is the last day before the Episode 1 lands on HBO. If you happen to be in Las Vegas during that period, make sure to visit the iconic fountain to witness this amazing Game of Thrones display.

The Bellagio Fountains

The Bellagio Fountains are part of the Bellagio resort which is located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada and owned by MGM Resorts International. These dancing water fountains have become the most recognizable part of the resort with thousands of tourists visiting them every night. Every now and then, there is a display made with water that can take your breath away. It is a unique type of fountain that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. It is definitely worth visiting them if you plan a trip to Las Vegas.

Apart from the gaming facility, restaurants, and other facilities related to hospitality, you can also visit the conservatory and botanical gardens, as well as the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts.