Lonely Planet Writer

Bellagio Las Vegas decks halls for holidays

Bellagio, Las Vegas.
Bellagio, Las Vegas. Image by Nan Palmero / CC BY 2.0

The Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has been transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a 42-ft-tall tree, animatronic animals, 12-ft-tall snowglobes and tens of thousands of flowers. In cooperation with Coca-Cola, the Bellagio also asks guests to take a photo with the Coca-Cola polar bear in the conservatory and upload the photo to social media with the tags #BellagioHoliday and #MakeSomeoneHappy, and the soft-drink company will donate $1 to Toys for Tots for every photo. Nearby the Jean-Philippe Patisserie will display a 5-ft-tall Santa Claus carved from 230 pounds of chocolate. The displays continue until the third of January. Read more: lasvegassun.com