It may not snow too often in Vegas but visitors can still walk through a winter wonderland thanks to the annual Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden’s holiday installation.
Envisioned by designer Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team, the display was inspired from classic children’s books including “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis.
You’ll certainly be whisked away to that story and other classic holiday tales from the moment you enter the gardens. It all begins when you enter via a walk-through train station with a 14-foot toy soldier standing by to keep watch. The entrance is decorated in white garland and surrounded by lit trees and Poinsettias. It’s the perfect way to kick off the magic that is to follow.
In the West Garden stands a 42-foot White Fir decorated in 7,000 lights and 2,500 ornaments. An 18-foot-tall ice princess, escorted by two solar bears, is dressed in preserved red roses, silver palmetto leaves, fresh hydrangeas and Phalaenopsis orchids. On the other side of the tree are silver wrapped presents with ornaments on the ground ready to be placed on the tree by two helping elves.
A polar bear family stands nearby with fur, made of thousands of white carnations. Two baby bears play among the massive icebergs while another pops out of a box.
In the North Garden, two 10-foot trains depart for the North Pole through brick tunnels. Snowflakes, ornaments and an illuminated moon hang high above the gardens for all to see.
Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is free to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.