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Guests walk through a fantastical snowy gingerbread village,designed in stun ning detail,and comprised of five miniature shops and a chapel. Towering over the village is the centerpiece of theWest Bed, a majestic 42-foot-tall fresh-cut white fir tree from California’s Mt. Shasta. Elegantly deco rated with 10,000 twinkling lights and 8,700 sparkling red, gold, silver and white ornaments, the tree is crowned with a giant glimmering Swarovski crystal tree topper and is surrounded by fragrant fir trees of

C apturing the sights, smells, sounds and now tastes of the holiday sea son, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has unveiled a new holiday display titled,“Gingerbread Dreams, a Holiday Con fection,” inviting visitors to celebrate the sweetest and most wonderful time of the year. Now through January 1, the new win ter display is decked in holiday-trimmed botanicals and giant pastry elements, fea turing a 42-foot-tall white fir tree sparkling

various sizes also illuminated with lights. The festive display also features three giant stunning bejeweled eggs that harken back to the famed collectibles by the renowned House of Fabergé, a charming life-sized gingerbread-style cottage intricately deco rated with faux candy, gumdrops, peppermints, cookies and icing com plete with a billowing chimney and a cozy kitchen bustling with six hard-working Bellagio elves (an homage to Bellagio’s Pastry team) joy fully baking gingerbread cookies with a towering wood-burning stove at the ready. Nearby, five playful Coca-Cola polar bears are warmed by a giant fireplace topped with a large gingerbread clock that chimes every hour.

with thousands of lights nestled among a snowy holiday village, a cozy gingerbread cottage and a bakeshop complete with elves and polar bear helpers.The display engages all five senses as a custom scent,“Ginger bread Dreams,” fills the air with notes of clove, cinnamon, vanilla and apple and a soothing holiday soundtrack sets the mood for guests to embark on their journey. For the first time, the Conservatory will offer sweet holiday treats for sale baked by Bellagio’s talented pastry chefs. “For this exhibit,we continue to push the envelope by utilizing and incorporating classic and time-honored holiday themes with an innova tive and imaginative approach,” said Designer Ed Libby.“Guests will feel like they’ve stepped into a delicious and fanciful world filled with magi cal characters, sugary sweet confections and holiday wonders around every corner.”

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