“It’s Time” to Celebrate the Season with
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Capturing the spirit of the season, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens unwrapped its extravagant holiday display, inviting visitors to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year now through January 1. Decked in holiday-trimmed botanical elements, the Conservatory features a 42-foot-tall fir tree sparkling with thousands of lights, a beautifully snowcapped mountain range, a cozy Swiss chalet and Santa’s large sleigh filled with gifts.
Time stands still when guests set foot into Bellagio’s winter wonderland, with each garden bed representing a holiday tradition or magical moment. Designed by Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team, this year’s theme is appropriately titled “Holiday Time,” inspired by MGM Resorts International’s recent brand campaign “It’s Time” which entices guests to return to the Las Vegas experiences they know and love.
“Our teams work tirelessly to bring to life wonderful experiences throughout the year that keep guests coming back time and time again,” said Libby. “They’ve outdone themselves again with this year’s theme which offers a glimpse of treasured time-honored holiday traditions while creating memorable moments and whimsical vignettes at every turn.”
Towering high above this year’s display in the West Bed is a 42-foot-tall fresh-cut fir tree from California’s Mt. Shasta. Elegantly decorated with 7,000 twinkling white lights and 2,500 modern vintage gem-colored ornaments, the tree is crowned with a glimmering Swarovski crystal tree topper and is surrounded by 25-foot-tall fragrant fir trees. A welcoming tree farm stand is brightly lit to evoke nostalgic memories about holiday traditions. Nearby, a vibrantly colored sleigh prepared to deliver gifts around the world is perched among enormous, oversized poinsettias made of hundreds of preserved roses.
In the North Bed, guests are transported to a luxurious shopping village. Tall snowcapped mountains with gondolas surround the village and a jewel-embellished clock monogrammed with the iconic Bellagio ‘B’ is nestled within the mountain range inspiring guests to cherish the holiday time with each strike of the hour. Framing the garden are stacks of oversized presents and an abundance of poinsettias and winter-colored botanicals.
Guests continue their holiday journey with a stroll through the East Bed where they find themselves in a cozy Swiss chalet decorated with wide windows, a wooden clock on the fireplace mantle and shadow boxes of flowers and ornaments hanging above a credenza. Artfully designed wooden gem-colored trees line the chalet and sit amongst a bed of fresh-cut poinsettias.
The charming South Bed takes guests into a snowy scene filled with friendly critters and creatures. Coca-Cola polar bears, penguins, seals and white foxes frolic in the arctic ecosystem welcoming guests to the Conservatory as giant snowflakes twinkle above. An inviting wooden cabin is warmed by a fireplace topped with a large wooden clock surrounded by painted ornaments, while a puppy plays in the living room decorated with a rocking horse and oversized teddy bear.
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more, please visit Bellagio’s Newsroom.
Holiday Display by the Numbers
- 13,250: White carnations
- 8,700: Ornaments on the holiday tree
- 7,500: Poinsettias
- 7,000: LED lights on the holiday tree
- 2,000: Senecio “Angel’s Wings” plants
- 300: Assorted shrubs including cypress and juniper
- 75: Team members who bring the display to life
- 25: 25-foot fresh-cut silvertip fir trees
- 24: Giant snowflakes
- 8: Arctic animals
- 6: Days to complete the change out
- 5: Working clocks
- 1: 42-foot fir tree from Mt. Shasta, California
About Bellagio Resort & Casino
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet. Award-winning dining, a world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning performance of “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a sumptuous spa and salon and exclusive luxury shopping all work together to compose the symphony that is Bellagio. Bellagio is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll-free at (888) 987-6667 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.