And I was fortunate to get there for the 3rd… hmmm, maybe the 4th time this year to speak at Anik Singal’s PPC Classroom Live event being held at the West Casaurina – just a little east of Bally’s on the north side of Flamingo Road.
On Sunday morning I took a brisk walk down the Strip for exercise and ended up stopping to watch the fountains at the Bellagio. I then took a walk through the hotel to see what they had cooked up for the Christmas display in the Conservatory.
The Conservatory is a 13,573-square-foot area adjacent to the hotel’s lobby, which houses horitcultural displays that get changed out 5 times a year – for Christmas, Chinese New Year, Spring, Summer and Fall.
It apparently takes 100 people, working 24 hours a day, 1 week to complete a new display — that typically includes approximately 40 trees, 1,500 shrubs and 10,000 blooming plants.
The displays are always spectacular and this year’s Christmas display was no different.
I especially loved the nut-covered reindeer as well as the penguins at play and decorating their Christmas tree. The ornament garlands and mirrored bows were strikingly beautiful and the various water features were fun to watch as always.
I’ve uploaded my photos of this year’s Christmas display at the Bellagio Conservatory and botanical gardens to Flickr.
The Conservatory is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and admission is free.
I recommend that you visit fairly early in the day, before the throngs of people show up… perhaps between 8 and 9 a.m. 🙂