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Which hotel during Christmas time?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Doubledown11, Sep 12, 2012.

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  1. Doubledown11

    Doubledown11 Tourist

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    Hello fellow friends of America's playground.

    I have never been to Vegas during Christmas time, so I decided to head out the week before Christmas. I am trying to decide which hotel to stay at. I would like to stay at one of the nicer hotels that has a nice Christmasy theme going on. So, out of the following hotels, which would you choose?

    Wynn
    Palazzo
    Cosmopolitan
    Aria
    Mandalay Bay
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    We have been there just before and just after, so it was during the Christmas Season. I really do not think anybody "has a nice Christmasy theme" going on. And, to be honest, it sort of freaks me out hearing Christmas Carols while gambling, drinking, etc.

    Bellagio will of course have great decorations.
     
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    I don't think MBay had much going on last time I was there for Christmas. Just a little bit.

    Bellagio has the most decorations because of the big Conservatory display. I'm assuming this happens at Wynn as well, but I haven't been there at that time of the year. Anyone been there at Christmas?

    You might also browse trip reports from last Christmas to see where people were staying.
     
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    We almost always go to LV over the holidays.

    Last few years, none of the Strip hotels had much of a Christmas/Holiday theme at all. Most of the music on the sound systems was just the regular mixes.

    We spent a lot of time with another couple who stayed at Sam's Town and they had far more holiday stuff than did the Strip hotels.
     
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    Sam's Town is great, but the OP didn't ask for Off-Strip, plus, I'm not sure ST is "one of the nicer hotels". :haha:

    Downtown has fun holiday stuff too. The canopy shows are themed. They have parades, etc.
     
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    Wynn is very nicely decorated during the season, but Palazzo has been surpassing them recently.
     
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    I thought the best decorated was Venetian/Palazzo last year. I was there early December, but I assume all of it was still up into early January at least.
     
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    Much agreed Pallazo is actually doing a great job competing with the Bellagio at Christmas time. If THEHotel changes for the worse we will probably begin to do our Christmas stay at V/P.
     
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    We usually stay at Four Seasons for our December trips. They do a nice, if understated, gingerbread display as a fundraiser for a local charity each year.
     
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    This was at the Palazzo in December, 2010. Note the snowflakes:

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    I agree Palazzo has really been stepping it up on the decorations for holidays lately - I actually preferred their Chinese New Year display to Bellagio's this year - plus, they did that "winter in Venice" outdoor ice skating thing last year, so if they do that again this year I would definitely go with Palazzo out of all the ones you listed.
     
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    Palazzo

    December 2011
     
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    Not much different than the pic I posted from 2010, you'd think they'd spring for different decorations.
     
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    they had a pretty cool outdoor skating rink at palazzo/venitian last year
     
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    I've gone the past 6 years, nobody gets too "Christmasy" that I can recall Palazzo might do it best.

    This was Aria last year.

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    Regardless, great time to go! Great deal, and heads up on Christmas Eve it starts to get really crowded.
     
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    Yeah, I usually go in Dec--I would say Bellagio, Palazzo, Wynn in that order do the best in terms of Christmas decorations.
     
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    Christmas In Vegas

    I go to Vegas one weekend a month. For Christmas, I have seen every casino. Bellagio is the best. Also, travel to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory to see their Festival of Lights....Desert style
     
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