The desert might not get much snow but you can still enjoy a winter wonderland at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens’ holiday display - Majestic Holiday Magic.
Now through Jan. 6, 2019, visitors to the Conservatory will take a walk through the arctic with an ice queen as she travels on her horse-drawn carriage to a magnificent castle. Along the way she will encounter joyful elves, polar bear guardians and toy soldiers.
In the center of it all stands a gorgeous holiday tree decorated with 7,000 white lights and 2,500 ornaments. The 42-foot White Fir stands as the Conservatory’s focal point and guests can take in its beauty as holiday music plays. A five-car toy train, equipped with a live camera, chugs around the base of the tree. The ice queen stands in a couture-inspired gown made from preserved red and white roses, silver palmetto leaves, fresh hydrangeas and Phalaenopsis orchids. She brings gifts of joy and prosperity to guests from near and far as she is escorted by guardian polar bears.
The journey continues in the East Garden. Guests make their way through a European-themed carriage decorated with vintage lanterns, draperies and a crystal chandelier. The carriage is covered in tapioca pearls and other botanical materials. Two 12-foot herald trumpeters stand at the entrance to the coach, which is pulled by four 12-foot-tall white horses. Guests can take pictures in front of two pearl-curtained windows.
In the North Garden, stands a 28-foot opulent Gothic castle surrounded by a moat and connected with a passageway inspired by New York’s Central Park Gothic Bridge. At each corner of the bridge stands four animated toy soldiers. Not far away a pair of elves wave and stand among hundreds of Poinsettias.
Join a polar bear family in its arctic environment in the South Garden. Watch as two baby polar bears frolic among the icebergs as a third baby playfully pops out of a box. Papa bear, whose coat is made of thousands of white hydrangeas, watches with affection. Finally, look up and see glittering stars, an illuminated moon and red and green Polonaise tree toppers form the Conservatory’s glass ceiling.
Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is complimentary and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.