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Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Wyclef, Ingrosso, Skrillex & more

     The biggest names in music descend on the world's most exciting destination Jan. 20-21 for a weekend of nightlife only Vegas can deliver.

     Kick things off Friday night with your choice of spinmasters, including Chromeo at Haze inside ARIA Resort, ATB at The Venetian's TAO, Markus Schulz at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, Clash Friday at the Palms with M!keattack & Exodus spinning at Rain and AN21 & Max Vangeli at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Cobra Starship will also be performing live at 1OAK in The Mirage.

     On Saturday, start at Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms for an afternoon of debauchery with the Collective Zoo Edition party.

Wyclef Jean     Then get set for an evening of amazing music. Plus, Wyclef Jean takes the stage for a special performance inside The Bank at Bellagio.

     For more signature sounds, catch two of the world's most renowned producers in one resort as Encore at Wynn Las Vegas hosts Sebastian Ingrosso at XS and Skrillex at Surrender.

     You can also catch Mac Miller Featuring Skinworkxxx at Haze, Rhiannon at The Palazzo's Lavo, I Love NY with The Chainsmokers at 1OAK, Menno de Jong at Rain, Above & Beyond at Marquee and DJ/Playmate Alie Layus spins at the Playboy Club in the Palms.

     Make your plans to party the night away this weekend in Vegas!

 

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Vegas!

   

     Chinese New Year has a long rich tradition in Las Vegas, and the Year of the Dragon is no exception. The annual celebration is marked by traditional Lion Dances, extravagant décor, unique entertainment, and special culinary offerings, so come celebrate Las Vegas-style.

     For those drawn to the spectacle and pageantry of the traditional Lion Dances, check out the Wynn Las Vegas where the Dragon and Lion Dance ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, The Venetian on Monday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m., and at the Gold Coast two Lion Dances on Feb 1 at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Caesars Entertainment Lion Dances will be on January 27 at 5 p.m. at Harrah's Las Vegas, 6:15 p.m. at Imperial Palace Las Vegas, 7 p.m. at Flamingo Las Vegas and 10 p.m. at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. On January 28 at noon at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 1 p.m. at Paris Las Vegas, 2 p.m. at Bally's Las Vegas and 5 p.m. at Caesars Palace.

     All across the city, resorts transform their properties with extravagant displays and elaborate décor. The Palazzo will display a 128-foot fire breathing dragon. The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will feature over 22,000 colorful flowers and two 25 foot dragons. Wynn Las Vegas' atriums will feature over 8,000 red and yellow chrysanthemums, silk dragons, and golden dragon sculptures measuring eight feet tall.

 Chinese New Year    Cultural entertainment offerings abound throughout the Year of the Dragon celebration. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace welcomes Mandopop star Wakin Chau in concert and the Fremont Street Experience will host a nightly festival with Chinese food, arts and crafts, and cultural presentations on the 3rd Street Stage.  Fantasy Stars in concert will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Jan. 28 for the celebration, welcoming Daniel Chan, Aska Yang, Alec Su and Wilber Pan.

     Several world-class restaurants will offer special menus and festive culinary creations to honor the Chinese New Year. Luxor's new Asian bistro Rice And Company will offer a traditional prix fixe menu and The Palazzo's Zine Noodles Dim Sum and China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan will offer celebratory cuisines and festive cocktails as well.

     Join the celebration and welcome the Year of the Dragon in Vegas!

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- ringing in the New Year!

     New Year's weekend in Vegas is about much more than just watching a ball drop and waving goodbye to one year to usher in another -- it's about celebration, revelry, and a lineup of entertainment that you won't find anywhere else in the world.

     This year, Las Vegas has three new club experiences opening around New Year's Eve -- 1OAK at The Mirage and Hyde at Bellagio. And that's just the beginning. Here's a look at the weekend scene:

     Get your weekend started early on Thursday with Fedde LeGrand spinning at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas and Benny Benassi at TAO at The Venetian.

Guns N' Roses performs Dec. 30-31 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock.     On Friday, rock icons Guns N' Roses play the first of two nights at the Joint inside the Hard Rock.

     You've also got plenty of nightlife options to fit every musical taste. Get "crunk" with Lil Jon and Steve Aoki & Lil Jon at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas; enjoy a taste of SHM with Sebastian Ingrosso at XS inside Wynn Las Vegas; catch Laidback Luke at Haze at ARIA; witness Tinie Tempah performing at The Bank inside Bellagio, rock out with Good Charlotte & The Situation at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens inside Paris Las Vegas; DJ Pauly D spins at the Hard Rock's Vanity; Dirty South spins at TAO; or party at the Palms with T-Pain at Rain or Clinton Sparks at Moon.

     On New Year's Eve, the stars come out all to ring in 2012! Keep up with the Kardashians -- Kim will be at TAO, Rob at Tryst and Kourtney and Scott Disick will host at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens  -- or celebrate with "Peepshow" star Holly Madison at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood.

John Legend plays at Pearl Theater on New Year's Eve before hosting the afterparty at Moon Nightclub.     The biggest names in music are hosting and performing, too, including: Black Eyed Peas members Will.I.Am at Surrender and Fergie at the opening of 1OAK; Chris Brown at Pure inside Caesars Palace; B.O.B. at Luxor's LAX; Bruno Mars at The Bank, John Legend follows his show at Pearl Theater with an after party at Moon and Iyaz at Revolution Lounge inside The Mirage.

     LMFAO brings some party rock to Haze; Kaskade spins at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan; Steve Angello is on the turntables at XS; Robbie Rivera is at Vanity; Samantha Ronson is at LAVO at The Palazzo and Paul Oakenfold rings in the new year at Rain.

     Other parties include the Cirque du Soleil NYE at Gold Lounge inside ARIA; The NYE Spectacular Spectacular at the Palms' Playboy Club and Foundation Room NYE Gala at Mandalay Bay and Rhumbash at Rhumbar at The Mirage.

America's Party: Las Vegas New Year 2012 will include a fireworks spectacular from the rooftops of resorts up and down the Strip.     There's even more revelry at America's Party Las Vegas 2012 with fireworks launched from the rooftops of hotels up and down the Strip!

     The fun doesn't end on New Year's Eve, however. On Sunday, kick off 2012 with Drake at the Joint, with an afterparty at Vanity, Afrojack spinning at XS an Akon at The Bank.

     You can also take advantage of the extended weekend and witness the debut of Deadmau5's residency at XS, or party with Avicii at Marquee.

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Spin City

 

‘Tis the season for being jolly, and what better way to be merry than to enjoy a little Vegas entertainment this weekend, Dec. 9-10?

On Friday night, join top DJs for non-stop nightlife action. It's Clash Friday at Rain inside the Palms Casino Resort with Mark Stylz and OB One. Actress Jenny McCarthy hosts a party at Chateau Nightclub at Paris, plus, catch resident DJ JFK of MSTRKRFT at ARIA's Haze. Don't miss DJ Jus Ske at The Bank inside Bellagio, five-time Grammy-nominated Skrillex at Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and DJ Spider at Tryst at Wynn Las Vegas.

Skillrex spins Friday night at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.Play naughty on Saturday at the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort with Playmate Alie Layus. Receive complimentary admission when you donate a children's gift for Toys For Tots. Head upstairs to party with Kevin Brown at Ghostbar and Kenneth Thomas, Loverush UK and Zen Freeman at RainHaze is where it's at this weekend with the Power 106 FM Weekend Live featuring DJ E-Man and Big Boy with special performances by Far East Movement and Wallpaper. Chris Lake entertains at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas DJ Mighty Mi spins at Surrender.

Round out your weekend plans with Funkagenda at XS nightclub on Sunday night.

Have a holly, jolly time with top-notch DJs in the entertainment capital of the world this weekend.

Give yourself a gift – sooth your senses at a Las Vegas luxury spa

 

     Don't forget to take care of the most forgotten person on your list this holiday season - you! Indulge yourself in Las Vegas with a relaxing treatment at a luxury spa.

Relax and rejuvenate at a Las Vegas spa.     Enjoy a soothing spa treatment at Sahra Spa and Hammam inside The Cosmopolitan. Or head to Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian for a European-style thermal treatment. Spa by Mandara at Paris Las Vegas offers a eucalyptus steam room and full-service salon, while inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, the stunning Spa and Salon at Encore offers 61,000 square feet of personal comfort.

     Surprise your significant other with a gift  you can enjoy too - enjoy the Swedish couples massage at The Spa at Red Rock inside Red Rock Resort or relax with a Jamu Asian spa ritual at The Four Seasons Spa atop Mandalay Bay. Mandarin Oriental provides a private two-person ultimate experience in the Dragon Suite with hydrotherapy soaking tubs and a panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip - quiet, peaceful, and the perfect place for Zen in Vegas!

     You'll find relaxation and rejuvenation anywhere you look, so give yourself a treat at a Las Vegas luxury spa!

 

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Happy Holly-Day!

     We've turned the calendar to December, and in Las Vegas, that means it's time to celebrate the Holly-Day -- as in Peepshow star Holly Madison's birthday bash!

     As always, top DJs and musicians will be all over Las Vegas for this Dec. 2-4 weekend, and the fun begins on Friday night with British sensation Luciana performing live at The Bank inside Bellagio.

     In fact, you'll find great club music from A (Steve Aoki spinning at Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas) to Z (Zedd at Haze Nightclub at ARIA Resort). Catch UFC's official DJ, AL3, along with Dave Fogg at Rain inside the Palms, DJ Spider at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas or Porter Robinson at Marquee inside the Cosmopolitan.

Peepshow star Holly Madison celebrates her birthday Saturday night at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.     Saturday night is your chance to watch Peepshow star Holly Madison blow out the candles for her birthday celebration at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas! You can get warmed up at Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms, where Ian Carey spins. Carey will also perform at Rain on Saturday night and you can also catch Erick Morillo on the 1s and 2s at Marquee.

     Kick off your December with a weekend of celebrity spotting and nightlife that only Vegas can deliver!

 

Gobble up a great Thanksgiving weekend of fun in Vegas

     With amazing holiday menus all over town, great places to watch football on the holiday and glorious shopping options to kick off the season, Las Vegas is the perfect place to spend your Thanksgiving weekend!

     It all starts with an amazing meal. The signature restaurants at Wynn Las Vegas are all offering traditional Thanksgiving feasts but with innovative touches. Check out the four-course prix fixe holiday menu at Bartolotta or for late feasters, the special late night menu at Stratta from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

     Canal Street at The Orleans is offering a special four-course dinner beginning at 1 p.m. featuring traditional and surf and turf options and First Food & Bar at The Palazzo is offering its Thanksgiving Extravaganza beginning at 11 a.m.

 All three Hash House A Go Go locations in Vegas are offering Thanksgiving specials.    All three Hash House a Go Go locations -- inside Imperial Palace on the Strip, the Plaza Hotel downtown and the M Resort south of the Strip -- are featuring holiday specials, also beginning at 11 a.m. No matter where you are in Vegas this Thanksgiving, you're sure to find a terrific meal!

     There's also plenty of exciting pro football action on Thanksgiving and you can catch every big play at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, where the theater is converted to Football Central, or the split-level MGM Grand sportsbook complete with its own VIP booths.

     Then, it's on to Black Friday, and some holiday bargains. With so many shopping options in Las Vegas, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list this holiday season.

     Start at Town Square Las Vegas with its 150 shops and specialty stores, or head downtown to Las Vegas Premium Outlets North. Great deals are in store everywhere you look!

     Stuff yourself with great food, sports and shopping this Thanksgiving weekend in Vegas!

 

Vegas Weekend: Setting the Scene -- Red Bull 3Style, 11-11-11, An21, R3HAB & more

     You only get one shot at 11-11-11, so make the most of it and celebrate all weekend in Vegas, where you can see celebrities, music and experience legendary nightlife you won't find anywhere else!

     Kick things off tonight with the Red Bull 3Style national finals at Rain inside the Palms! Eleven finalists compete, and with special guests DJ Vice and Talib Kweli will perform as well. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10. The event is free but you'll need to get on the list here -- and get there early, because once Rain is at capacity, others will be turned away.

 Lil Jon and Vegas Spin-Off winner DJ Innovate will perform Saturday at Surrender.    Then, get ready for a memorable 11-11-11 on Friday night, starting with Lil Jon at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, with opening act DJ Innovate. In August, Innovate won the Vegas Spin-Off with his outstanding live performance in the finals at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan.

     You can also grab an hour of open bar from 6-7 p.m. as Coyote Ugly inside New York-New York celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Vinny Guadagnino of "Jersey Shore" hosts at Chateau inside Paris Las Vegas, New Boyz performs live at LAX inside Luxor, EDX is at Marquee, Martin Solveig is at TAO inside The Venetian, Kasanova meets Playboy at Palms' Playboy Club, Mischa Daniels and Sarah Main spin at Haze at ARIA, AN21 and Max Vangeli perform at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and you can kick off Fight Weekend with DJ E-Man at Bellagio's The Bank.

     On Saturday afternoon, DJ Pauly D spins at Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms. The fist-pumping continues Saturday night with "Jersey Shore" star Snooki celebrating her birthday at LAX, Nelly blowing out the candles at TAO, Maria Menounos hosting at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood, Kevin Jonas at Chateau, the Esquire Sexiest Woman Alive Issue release party hosted by Olga Fonda at The Bank, Felix da Housecat spinning at Rain, DJ E-Rock's birthday celebration during the Fight Night event at Haze and R3HAB at Surrender.

     Close out your weekend on Sunday at Ghostbar with Kevin Brown and Brandon Kent providing the beats. Make 11-11-11 a memorable number with an amazing weekend of nightlife in Vegas!

 

Vegas is a picture perfect destination!

      You probably have a digital camera -- either one specifically made for taking pictures, or attached to your smart phone. When you're in Las Vegas, there are plenty of places to put it to good use, with its neon lights and famous boulevard.  Book your trip and stroll the Strip, because there's a photo op around just about every corner.

 The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.    No visit to Vegas would be complete without a stop at the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.  Located on the south end of the Strip, it's one of the most recognizable signs in the world and also one of the most copied. The original designer, Betty Willis, created the sign in 1959 and never copyrighted it. It's the reason why you'll find this sign, or a version of it, everywhere from T-shirts to mugs to beach towels. So when you're here, get your picture with the real thing.

The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas.Romance is in the air when you arrive at Paris Las Vegas.  The hotel's focal point is a 1/2 size replica of the Eiffel Tower, with its 11th floor restaurant with stunning view of the lights below.  Of course, don't miss the elevator ride to the top - at 460 feet, you'll experience a perfect panoramic 360-degree view of Las Vegas. For more great photo ops, don't miss The Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre, The Paris Opera House, and the Alexander III Bridge-all reproduced to the smallest detail.

Those seeking vintage Vegas will enjoy the downtown area known as Fremont Street.  Although there are plenty of classic Vegas hotels here, you can't miss modern technology at its best with the world's largest LED canopy of light.  With more than 12 million lights, the overhead canopy displays music videos and special light shows nightly.  Make your trip to Fremont Street's Viva Vision show at night and you'll be amazed that it's as bright as day when the lights are on!

The Mirage Volcano has been erupting for more than 20 years, and now produces flames that are hotter and larger than ever, with a new fire lagoon feature.  The creators have installed dozens of fire cannons under water that will explode on command.  The effect is a choreographed fountain of fire and scored to the vibrant music of Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart.

The majestic Fountains of Bellagio.Just take a stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard and you'll get a glimpse of the world.  It's the most recognizable street in the world and you'll see first hand Bellagio's fountains, New York's famed skyline, Luxor's great pyramid, Venetian waterways and squares and secluded lakeside shows at Wynn Las Vegas.

For more scenic shots, take a quick trip to Lake Mead where you can see the famous Hoover Dam.  A quick 30-minute drive from the heart of Vegas, the Hoover Dam will amaze you with its size and commanding presence. 

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Eva Longoria, Rob Kardashian, Lil Jon & more

     Stars from TV dramas, reality shows and house music descend on Las Vegas for another fun-filled weekend of nightlife that only Vegas can deliver.

     Enter Holly's world on Friday night as Peepshow star Holly Madison hosts the party at Gallery Nightclub inside Planet Hollywood. You can also dance with a star as Rob Kardashian hosts at The Bank inside Bellagio, or attend the Shaun White Supply Co. kickoff party at TAO Nightclub at The Venetian.

     Creayshawn performs her hit song, "Gucci Gucci," at Moon inside the Palms, and there are plenty of top DJs in town Friday night, including Dirty South at The Cosmopolitan's Marquee, Sidney Samson tearing down the house at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, DJ Pauly D at Rain at the Palms and Sultan & Ned Shepard featuring Nadia Ali spinning at Haze Nightclub at ARIA.

     Saturday night, The Situation will be fist-pumping at Gallery and Lil Jon will be causing some turbulence when he spins at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas. DMC of Run DMC hosts at LAX inside Luxor, Kaskade spins at Marquee, Sebastian Ingrosso performs at XS at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Pharrell Williams is at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas and DJ R3hab is at Surrender.

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