As I anticipated, the winter theme at Bellagio was as gorgeous as the other season themes I’ve seen so far at this hotel. Even though in Vegas you cannot really feel the winter, here inside I immediately could sense the magic of the winter holidays, as soon as I stepped through the front door.
It all starts in the lobby. The Italian villa background of the front desk is decorated with sophisticated ornaments and colors: red, purple, green and gold, which create the sense of refined Italian antique luxury.
Looking down the hallway, I knew immediately where the real attraction was, and it made me smile… yes, I anticipated this too: the entrance to the Bellagio gardens and conservatory – the actual winter wonderland – was almost covered with an immense crowd coming and going :)
We made our way to the gardens. Inside it was even worse :) people from all continents and all cultures where trying to see and photograph everything, including themselves and their families. They were all passing through the “snow storm” tunnel, a cleverly done passageway with snow blowing in-between two glass walls. I thought I was dreaming…
Polar bears at the winter theme Bellagio 2014
On the right side of the tunnel, is the polar bears corner. Aren’t they cute? They are all done with real white carnations, sitting on a bad of red, pink and white poinsettias… Incredible! As they say: “you have to see it to believe it” – I don’t even dare to think about what a tremendous amount of work was put into this…
I used one of these pictures as my winter holidays in Las vegas page and also as my winter greetings card this year :)
Penguins at the winter theme Bellagio 2014
On the opposite side is penguins land :) They even have igloos and one is animated – the penguins inside keep opening and closing either the igloo door or the roof cap :)
When we first entered the gardens, I thought I heard some Christmas music coming from somewhere… and now I discovered the source. The musicians where playing in the middle of the icy ground. I hope they didn’t catch a cold, because they didn’t have scarves as the penguins had ;)
BTW: They perform every day between 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The main display of this winter wonderland is the beautifully decorated Christmas tree which is 42 foot tall. The Christmas decorations pending from the ceiling enhance the whole splendid holidays mood. The tree is sitting on a idillic winter landscape with login cabins covered by snow and smoke coming from the chimney…. a real wonderland.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this marvelous winter theme at Bellagio this year trough my eyes and camera.
Big Congratulations to the Bellagio team!