Going to Vegas in the late fall/winter isn’t my favorite time to go. You miss out on a lot – the weather, to me, is amazing during the summer (lots of heat, yes, but no humidity) and the hotels on the strip have some of the best swimming pools and summer entertainment. However, going when it’s cold does have its advantages. Not only is it usually cheaper and less crowded, but if you go during the right time of the year, you can experience a little bit of Christmas in Vegas.
Christmas and Vegas may sound like a strange combination, but a visit to the city in December will definitely get you in the holiday spirit. Almost all of the hotels will have a little something going on as far as Christmas decorations go.
The Wynn was one of my favorites, but the Bellagio really goes all out. Their frequent fountain shows are paired with well-known holiday songs, and the inside of the hotel is decorated to the nines. In addition to their gigantic tree, they have a rocking horse, gingerbread houses, toy trains, penguins and polar bears (not real, although that would be pretty awesome), and more.
A lot of their stuff is made of candy and other edible things (such as Frosted Mini-Wheats for roof tiles) which I find neat, but a bit strange. I wonder what do they do with it all at the end of the season?
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