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If you haven't booked that room for New Year's Eve yet, your options are either rising in price or dwindling in availability. Hotels are beginning to sell out for the night of December 31 (or, are requiring a multi-night reservation first). Here's a rundown of the current rates*, which are fluctuating by the day. There are still some good deals out there if you're not too picky about where you crash.
*Rates are for standard rooms, do not include tax or resort fees and, as always, are subject to change based on demand. Also, as mentioned some resorts may require a multiple night stay before allowing a New Year's Eve reservation. Inquire with the resort you're interested to see if any strings are attached.
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Who knew this desert city yearned to glide through the chill of a dry winter so much? (Hey, if we can say "dry heat," we can say dry winter!)
It all started when Venetian/Palazzo built a floating ice rink Strip-side in 2011. The Cosmopolitan decided to join the party in 2012 and, in a few days, Caesars Palace will throw their
hat skates into the ring rink, too. But, why should The Strip have all the fun?
It's that time a year again. Holiday cheer is in the air and, of course, decorations are beginning to pop up all over The Strip. We took a quick stroll through the Palace of Caesar to take in the sights this Christmas season.
The main lobby is, without question, the most decorated area of the whole property. And, if you're dying for a picture in front of the tree, you'll find them just off the entrance.
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While the country certainly needs no excuse or special occasion to honor our veterans and active military personnel, Vegas is using Veterans Day to say thanks in a big way. Many of its resorts are offering specials and discounts as well as complimentary food and entertainment to our service men and women not only on November 11, but for some venues, throughout the entire month.
Below, we've compiled a list of the current deals. (Be sure to check back as we will keep updating it.) Remember to have your military IDs on hand when redeeming the offers, however, as all require proof of current or former service.
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The Cosmo has announced that Boulevard Pool will transform into an ice rink starting Friday, November 22. New this year, even an bigger skating area as well as new eats and sips. Last year's fire pits, picnic tables and Adirondack chairs will all make a comeback as well as Date Skate Mondays which will feature the backdrop of holiday movies broadcast on The Cosmo's mega-marquee.
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This seems crazy, but we're already
being forced to talking about trying to get in a few more pool visits, Halloween and, now, the holidays. The Venetian and Palazzo have issued a press release announcing the return of their Winter in Venice celebration. And, answering what we all want to know in a few months time, when can we get our ice skating on again?
Well, ice skating will return to V & P for the third year in a row November 18 through January 5. But, as the press alert points out, it's not real ice, it's ven-ICE (see what they.. ok, you probably did):
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The Fourth of July four-day weekend is almost here! Eee! In related news, how can it almost be the Fourth of July already?!?
Electric Daisy Carnival will light up the night skies over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, but in two weeks, Vegas will celebrate our nation's independence with multiple fireworks displays all around town.
Memorial Day is a great kickoff to the summer season (if you don't have plans yet, check what's going on here), but nothing can compete with the mid-summer July 4th celebration. It'll be hotter than hell in Vegas, no doubt figuratively and literally, yet we're hard-pressed to think of a cooler long weekend to pop into town. With the Fourth falling on a Thursday this year, you can make a nice little getaway out of our nation's birthday.
The best part is that there is no minimum stay for any of the hotels we checked, so it's a good time to hop around and catch the best value. For example, you could stay at the Luxor for only $55 on July 3rd, then Planet Hollywood on the 4th where it's only $105, and take your pick from there. In general, rates are pretty reasonable, though, so have fun and get creative.
*All rates are of Wednesday, May 15th. But, as always, the can change at a moment's notice based on demand.
With April Fool's Day and Easter now behind us, we're already thinking about the next holiday coming up -- Memorial Day Weekend. Around the country, that means the unofficial kickoff of summer. In Vegas, it's the official kick off of the pool party season (even though many pools open long before that).
Clearly, this is one of the best holidays to celebrate in Vegas. The weather's warm, the bathing suits are small and the pool water is not so dirty (we tell ourselves). But, there are a bunch of other holidays that are made for Vegas visits. We've listed a few of below. Any holidays you particularly love celebrating in Vegas? Let us know in comments below.
Labor Day (one last chance to say goodbye to summer)
Halloween (because slutty outfits are not discriminated against here)
Christmas (sometimes the holidays can be lonely, but how can you feel alone in a crowded casino?)
New Year's Eve (no explanation needed!)
Valentine's Day (everyone should get a little freaky in Vegas at least once)
St. Patrick's Day (beer, beer, beer and more green beer)
(PHOTO: Las Vegas Strip Foursquare)
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Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has officially unveiled its winter exhibit, full of polar bears, penguins, trains and a chocolate village. A real chocolate village. It took one thousand pounds of dark chocolate and fifty boxes of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats to help you drift into the holiday spirit. A 45-foot tall Shasta Fir helps, too. We were there to snap a photo at the exact second they turned on the 10,000 LED lights. All the better to see the 2,500 ornaments.
While you're still salivating over that Thanksgiving turkey to come, Vegas casinos have already skipped ahead to Christmas.
Over the weekend, we stopped by the Venetian/Palazzo to find a metal holiday tree on its way up alongside Las Vegas Boulevard. The resorts will kick off Winter in Venice starting this Sunday, November 18. There will be live carolers, holiday decor galore, and hot cocoa by the gallon.
Our favorite part of the celebration will be the return of ice skating. Our visit on Saturday found scaffolding for the rink is already in place. Eee!
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It's that time of year when you'll find Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas displays up in stores so it's no surprise that the holidays are heavily on the mind of VegasChatter readers as well.
Recently, we've received notes from fans wondering what was going on in town for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. If you've just got to know as well, here's how things stand now. Look for our ultimate New Year's Eve guide to drop next week. But, if you're more of a one holiday-at-a-time kind of person, here's a link to our A-to-Z guide on Halloween in Vegas.
First up, turkey time: