December 6, 2016 Leave a Comment
BELLAGIO – The most wonderful time of year has arrived at the resort’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Snow-flocked trees, arctic animals made of flowers and a 42-foot white fir tree await visitors now through January 2, 2017.
The journey begins in the East Garden, where guests encounter a new custom train station coated with crushed walnuts, filled with red and white poinsettias and surrounded by silver tip fir trees. Standing guard at each corner are four animated toy soldiers. Visible through the station’s archways is an arctic scene complete with a family of polar bears playing among icebergs and two 12-foot snow globes, each showcasing a classic wintertime setting.
Guests can pause before the 42-foot holiday tree, located prominently in the center bed and adorned with 7,000 twinkling lights and 2,500 colorful ornaments. Peeking through the branches are seven 5-foot elves gleefully placing the final decorations on the tree. Nearby penguins watch as two 10-foot trains depart for the “North Pole” through two brick tunnels textured with crushed walnuts and lined with candy canes.
Suspended high above it all is an illuminated moon and four 10-foot stockings, each stuffed with wrapped presents visible from every vantage point.
Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is complimentary to the public. Click here for the Conservatory’s Holiday Display Fast Facts!