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Just released images reveal a striking lobby, tiled from floor to ceiling, where a grand iron staircase and massive 21-foot chandelier immediately catch the eye. The Cosmo describes the design of the 40,000-square-foot space as "an abandoned glass factory turned working theater."
Well, we indulged our way through Thanksgiving so we suppose it is time to keep the train a rollin' as the holiday season really ramps up. The time to eat, drink, and be merry has officially arrived so let's take a look at what's happening around town this month. As if this city needed another reason to party, right? But, Vegas during the holidays is twice as nice! Be sure to check back as we update our list as new events are announced.
JINGLE BELL BLOCK (Downtown Grand, Downtown Third)
✫A Downtown winter wonderland will be found on 3rd Street between Stewart and Ogden
✫Visitors will find holiday beverages for all ages, handcrafted gifts from Downtown 3rd's Farmers' Market, Downtown's only Christmas tree lot, festive food offerings, a bounce house, special guests, and more
✫Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m.
✫Admission is free to all
ICE SKATING (Caesars Palace)
✫Now through January 12 on the Bella Luce Terrace
✫Hours are daily from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
✫Admission is $10, plus another $5 for skate rentals
MORE ICE SKATING (Venetian)
✫Now through January 5
✫Hours are daily from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
✫Admission is $14.95, discounts offered to players club members, locals
EVEN MORE ICE SKATING (The Cosmopolitan)
✫Now through January 5
✫Hours are daily from 3 p.m. to midnight
✫Admission is $15 for tourists, $10 for residents; skate rentals are an additional $5
HOLIDAY CACTUS GARDEN (Ethel M Chocolates, Henderson)
✫Now through January 1, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily
✫Illuminated cacti pathways free and open to the public to experience, local choirs and Santa on select nights
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Britney Spears officially arrived in Vegas tonight and was welcomed to her new home at Planet Hollywood with a 'blink and ya missed it' appearance. Where outrageous and traffic-stopping was expected, instead crowds received a brief performance by some Britney impersonators before the real deal arrived. But, seeing as how she likely has a lot of work, b*tch before her December 27 debut (oops, we did
see what we did it, again), we're sure her true fans understood the brevity of her ceremony.
When she did appear, Brit Brit greeted a swell of onlookers with this address:
It's one of the more popular ways to ring in the New Year -- Strip-side on New York-New York's Brooklyn Bridge. But, it appears that on-going construction on the hotel-casino's facade may have folks searching for a new party spot.
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Described as inspired by an "Eastern European glass factory," The new Chelsea would be the true concert venue The Cosmopolitan never had. The old, original Chelsea was just a ballroom. Complaints about the quality of its events were frequent. The new Chelsea had been planned for Cosmo and its current destiny all along. Somewhere along the line, though, it never happened.
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While many look for the lowest rate when choosing a Vegas accommodation, others splurge to ensure a suite getaway. But, if you've never been able to enjoy a high-end accommodation, or just wanted to funnel your Vegas vacation funds to other parts of your stay, you'll soon have a chance to make this one suite holiday season.
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada will give you access to five of Las Vegas' swankiest suites for just $100. Now, now, don't get too excited. We said access, not the keys! Still, if you want to see how over-the-top accommodations can get in Vegas, there's really no better way as Junior Achievement also provides complimentary shuttle service to each hotel as well as in-suite tastings and beverages at every stop along the way.
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Palazzo is hard at work on its new show, PANDA!
Set to premier December 16, weíve been wondering just what to expect since it was announced last month, especially since the tagline -- itís a rescue story, a dream story, a Chinese story, an American story, a story for the entire world -- left us puzzled. Yesterday, we learned a bit more as Venetian hosted a press conference and preview of the upcoming production.
PANDA! will play in The Palazzo Theater which will have plenty of room for all of the kung-fu, acrobatic-heavy antics. Our first look took place in The Venetianís Sands Showroom, though. We were hoping for a glimpse of the new stage which is supposed to feature gigantic, moving LED panels that create an effect similar to that of navigating a real-life video game. Instead, we were treated to performances from dancers, as well as two of the costumed pandas.
Some 1,000 players from more than a dozen countries are expected to compete for $50k in cash prizes. If you want to be one of them, you have until December 10 to register. But, a big buzz kill may be a move by the WSOBP to switch brews for H2O:
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Ah, Black Friday. It's the ultimate display of consumerism in America. You know, the time of year when people trample each other to save a few bucks. But, we sure do love a deal, especially in a town like Vegas where they are so few and far between (unless you consider $8 beers a bargain, of course).
For all you savvy shoppers out there, here's what Sin City has in store for you as you digest your Thanksgiving turkey:
Las Vegas Premium Outlets (North or South): Oh wait... did we say the day after Thanksgiving? We meant on Thanksgiving. Those looking for a good excuse to get out of dish duty can hit the outlets and take advantage of the fact that stores will be open not only on Thanksgiving Day, but straight through to Friday (and, if they close at all Thursday night, they will reopen at midnight and stay open until 10 p.m. Friday night).
Shoppers can sign up for the Free VIP Shopper Club to get access to online coupons and a VIP coupon book. A Gift With MasterCard Purchase After-Thanksgiving Promotion will also give shoppers who make a single-day purchase of $500 or more with their MasterCard credit or debit card on Saturday (Nov 30th) or Sunday (Dec 1st) a $50 MasterCard Gift Card. (ps, this will not be us.)
Itís not even winter, but we received the first sign that spring is around the corner!
Big League Weekend will return to Las Vegas in March for the 30th year. Big League Weekend happens annually when the Chicago Cubs take a break from MLB spring training in Arizona. Next year's games will take place March 15-16 at Cashman Field which is home to the Las Vegas 51s.
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Vegas is no stranger to big fights, but since this one will be held in China, you'll have to settle for catching it on television as Manny Pacquiao takes on Brandon Rios at The Clash in Cotai November 23.
It is apparently going to be one of the biggest fights ever held in Asia and, for those looking to make a party of it, the Venetian and Palazzo will be hosting two exclusive screenings, one in the Venetian Ballroom and the other in Lagasse's Stadium.