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Glitzy country bombshell Shania Twain ended her two-year run of “Shania: Still the One” to a sold-out crowd. After 105 performances at her home venue of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, she took her final bow after the “Man! I Feel LIke A Woman” closing song.
Twain was emotional throughout the night, speaking to the audiences on her Vegas stage experiences over the last two years and expressing gratitude for her landmark career comeback. Twain has previously hinted she was finishing out the show to go back in the studio to create her first new album in more than a decade.
To commemorate her contribution to the Las Vegas community, Twain also recieved a surprise for the local chapter of her non-profit Shania Kids Can Foundation. She was presented a $5,000 check by General Manager of Caesars Palace Sean McBurney and President of Global Touring with AEG Live John Meglen. A tribute video of highlights was also shown, highlighting her biggest moments as a Colosseum Las Vegas show resident.
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Eat, drink and be merry: From snow tubing and ice skating to indulging in festive treats, spending the holiday in Vegas is the place to be.
Vegas brings the cool side to the Strip with its very first Winter PARQ, which includes a tubing hill, perfect for thrill-seekers of all ages. Located behind the 550-foot-tall High Roller, you’ll get to slide down the 30-foot tall hill made of real snow. Tickets are $5 per ride or $20 for an all-day pass The Winter PARQ hill is open Monday through Friday, 4 – 10 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 2 – 10 p.m. On Christmas Eve, hours are 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
But Winter PARQ festivities don’t stop here: Head over to The LINQ promenade and experience snowfall every half hour. Holiday decorations, music and singing carolers add to the jolly holiday mood.
Caesars Chalet is back at Caesars Palace. Located on the iconic Caesars Palace fountains, the Caesars Chalet is an ice skaters’ paradise with the Strip-facing real ice skating rink. Ninety-minute skating sessions are available daily from 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Skate rentals are $5 per session and each 90-minute session costs $20. Total Rewards members and locals with a valid Nevada ID can get 2-for-1 tickets for only $25.
If you are heading to Caesars Chalet, enjoy these fabulous refreshments. Indulge in decadent seasonal offerings from Moet and Patron, including festive desserts, seasonal cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. We all agree it’s the perfect way to chill.
Pair your drink with tasty funnel cakes, including traditional; red velvet with cream cheese and chocolate chips; and caramel apple with cinnamon Chantilly, cider caramel, fresh whipped cream and apple chips ($8 each).
Or, walk across to The LINQ promenade and sip on festive drinks at BLVD Cocktail that’ll have you singing pa rum pum pum pum.
To spread holiday cheer, BLVD. Cocktail presents The Nutcracker, a blend of Woodford Reserve and Auchentoshen Three Wood combined with Nocello, honey, chocolate bitters and garnished with a chocolate straw (seen above). Or, try The Winter Soldier, made with Famous Grouse Scotch and Berentzen Apple Scotch combined with rich maple syrup, house made tobacco vanilla bitters and garnished with a dehydrated apple slice. These winter drinks are $14 each.
This Christmas eve, two popular Las Vegas restaurants celebrate the Italian-American tradition of “The Feast of Seven Fishes.” Located inside The Cromwell, Giada’s Christmas tasting menu features several antipasti dishes, Lemon Prosecco risotto with shrimp, salt-crusted Branzino for two and grilled lobster with citrus herb butter ($150 per person).
Just across the street at Caesars Palace, Rao’s Feast of Seven Fishes menu offers an array of seafood dishes, including Baked Clams Oreganato, seafood salad and seared sea bass over a risotto croquette. Come back on Christmas Day and experience savory plates like Lobster Diavolo over squid ink pasta, herb-crusted prime rib and warm panettone bread pudding.
Feast your eyes on these festive plates for Christmas and Christmas Eve. These dishes are so yummy you’ll have your very own Santa belly!
A bit of everything:
Check out more holiday dining events and delight our tummy to ultimate treat.
Why should your taste buds have all the fun? Treat your body to some holiday fun, too! At Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace, celebrate the season with the heavenly-scented, 80-minute Gingerbread and Marshmallow Melt service.
The treatment starts with a brown sugar and pecan-whiskey scrub, soothing dry and callused feet. Next, your therapist massages you with warm marshmallow butter while your feet are cocooned in warm steamed towels. You’ll leave feeling relaxed, along with the softest skin ever.
This holiday, head to hair guru Michael Boychuck’s COLOR Salon at Caesars Palace. Wow your friends with a brand new look donning caramel and honey blonde shades, which this celebrity colorist predicts to be the sexy shade this season.
But if that’s a bit drastic, Boychuck said a classic, beautifully-styled bun (like above) works well. Even a low-side ponytail with accent braids accomplishes a fun, flirty style. Pair your look with a bright red lip, long plump lashes and neutral eye makeup. Don’t forget your mani-pedi – for a final touch, Boychuck says simple, neutral colors like light pink, stark white or light grey complete your holiday look.
Last, but certainly not least, round up your holiday in Vegas experience with Legends in Concert at the Flamingo. These tribute artists are ready to warm your heart with joyful, timeless tunes.
Hear your favorites like “Jingle Bell Rock” in the style of Bobby Darin; “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” in the style of Michael Jackson; “Santa Baby” in the style of Britney Spears; “Jingle Bells” in the style of Barbra Streisand and “Blue Christmas” in the style of Elvis. You’ll also hear the full cast sing “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”
With all of these holiday events, Las Vegas proves you can have a complete winter experience in the desert.
High Roller at The Linq
The world’s largest observation wheel will run normally (rides every 30 minutes) until 7 p.m. on December 31. It will then close to prepare for the night’s cabin buyouts—the ultimate way to ring in the new year! There are plenty of all-inclusive packages for your party that will likely be a bargain compared to some other parties and bottle service nightclubs:
Eiffel Tower Experience
You’ll be 460 feet up in the heart of the Strip at Pari’s famed, half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower. The picturesque scene and 360 degree view is ideal for taking in the epic fireworks display.
• From 11 p.m.-midnight, ticketholders will enjoy endless Moet & Chandon Champagne at the event, which runs until 1 a.m.
• Package also includes two 8×6 photographs
• Reserve your spot by visiting the Eiffel Tower Box Office at Paris
• $195 per person
• Eiffel Tower Restaurant, just one floor below, is a convenient pick for your last dinner of 2014.
Voodoo Steakhouse and Lounge
Staying at Rio? The stunning rooftop Voodoo Steakhouse will provide some of the best views up and down the Strip as far as the eye can see.
• $249.00 per person non window seating
• $299.00 per person window seating
• Reservations can be made by calling 702-866-1102 or 702-731-7778 or by e-mailing LVCityWideRestaurantGroupSales@Caesars.com
• Package includes
table for the night
dinner, taxes and gratuities
two premium cocktails or glasses of wine per person, non-alcoholic beverages, party favors, souvenir menus
access to patio 50 to view the fireworks show
champagne toast at midnight
access to the Voodoo Lounge after midnight
• $250 Entry, includes open bar
• $125 Entry, NO OPEN BAR
• 10 different table packages ranging from $600 – $10,000
• Doors open at 8pm, first come first serve – reservations recommended, but not required
• Firework show
Ideal for: concert lovers, partiers, clubbers, nightlifers
To really light up the night, hit the club and go all out in true Vegas fashion. This New Year’s Eve, there are plenty of options at club, bars, and lounges around town, many with open bar tickets. Chateau Nightclub at Paris features a $99 general admission ticket with 3 hour premium open bar package, beats by DJ Poun and midnight champagne toast. There are also three sizzling concerts, all playing within walking distance of each other:
Iggy Azelea at Drai’s
“Fancy” blonde “it girl” Iggy Azelea is topping the charts, so it’s only appropriate she’ll be spending New Year’s Eve on The Cromwell’s beautiful rooftop nightclub, Drai’s. Boasting the best fireworks views on the entire Strip, Drai’s is blowing out New Year’s Eve huge this year. Getting tickets to Drai’s includes entry into the nightclub to see Azeleas’s performance, and both an open bar and hosted hors ‘oeuvres from 9-11 p.m. For next level VIP treatment, don’t forget the bottle service! The tables that circle the exterior have the best views for a priceless, unforgettable way to ring in 2015.
Cost: Ticket prices are $75 for females and $150 for male guests.
The Roots at Brooklyn Bowl
American Grammy Award-winning hip hop/neo soul band The Roots are rocking out Brooklyn Bowl this New Year’s Eve. The duo consisting of “Black Thought” and “Questlove” are known for their jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which includes live instruments. They’ll not only play a 9 p.m. show on New Year’s Eve, (which is 21 and over only) but on January 2 & 3 as well (18 and up). Doors are at 8 p.m.
Cost: General admission tickets are $75 for the Dec. 31 show.
Britney: Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood
Britney Spears isn’t just the queen of pop anymore; she has dominated Las Vegas with her resident Planet Hollywood spectacular, “Britney: Piece of Me.” It celebrates its one year on December 27 and Spears plays both December 30 and 31 to keep up with fan demand from around the globe.
Cost: Ticket prices start at $159
Ideal for: bargain hunters, deal seekers, those who love all-inclusive packages
Rao’s at Caesars Palace
• 4 Course Pre-fixed Menu: $140 per person (not including tax & gratuity)
• Live entertainment in Jefferson Park
Margaritaville at Flamingo
This center-Strip hot spot features three floors of space to party and plenty of deals.
Ranging from $150-250 ticket prices, all 3 packages include:
• 3 hour open bar and Heavy Hors d’ oeuvres
• Access to main floor with band and dance floor
• Champagne toast at midnight with party favors
• Fireworks viewing depends on patio level ticket price, from street view to 3rd floor
• *includes service charge and tax
Carnaval Court at Harrah’s
• $20 cover charge
• VIP packages starting at $100
• Open till 4 am
• Free Midnight Champagne Toast
• Swag give-a ways all night
• Call for reservations 702-693-6138
Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace
• Tables will sell for $150 per seat
• Patio on the strip side to close to the public at 8pm and reopen to reservations from 10pm-12:30am
• Unlimited domestic beer, well drinks, house wine and champagne
• Small buffet of hors d’ oeuvres
• Group reservations to manage bookings
Carmine’s at The Forum Shops at Caesars
• $149 per person
• Balcony for fireworks viewing
• 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Open bar
• 9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Carmine’s Italian Buffet featuring Chicken Marsala, Salmon Oregano, Eggplant Parm and more
• 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. Dessert Bar
Vegas may have the best steakhouses and buffets around, but the great thing about holidays is that pre-fixed menus with special dishes are offered. This New Year’s, several top notch restaurants including Mesa Grill, Old Homestead and Guy Savoy are offering set menus loaded with savory options.
Nobu Restaurant & Lounge at Caesars Palace
• Special nine course NYE Omakase Menu at $300 per person is available, as well as the regular menu.
Fizz at Caesars Palace
Lavish champagne bar Fizz features a to-die-for menu of luxe handcrafted cocktails and tons of premium champagnes by the glass–a rare find. To spend New Year’s Eve here, there are packages ranging from a $125 General Admissiont ticket with premium open bar to Dom Perignon bottle service and seating packages. Celebrations begin at 9 p.m.
Giada at The Cromwell
Celebrating its first New Year’s Eve, Giada will offer designated seatings throughout the evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy an exclusive pre fixe menu complete with a selection of antipasti, Braised Wagyu Short Rib with Barolo Reduction and Crispy Confit Potatoes, Chocolate Fettuccini with Pancetta and Peas, Spaghetti with Champagne and Caviar, among additional items.
• 5 p.m., 5:15, 5:30- $145
• 7, 7:15, 7:30- $195
• 10, 10:15, 10:30- $275
Reservations must be made by contacting 702-731-7778 or LVCityWideRestaurantGroupSales@Caesars.com
Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace
Prix Fixe menus for New Year’s Eve, booking through restaurant only (702) 731-7286
• Early bird menu – $400/person
• NYE menu – $600/person
• New Year’s Day menu – $600/person
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It’s official! After months of speculation, a new Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas headliner was announced–and for the first time, it’s a duo! Country superstars Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn will begin their “Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together In Vegas” residency on June 24.
Presented by Caesars Palace and AEG, the initial dates announced are:
June: 24, 26, 27
July: 1, 3, 4
Dec.: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12
Tickets are available online, in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763.
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If you’re in Las Vegas for Black Friday, you’ll want to head to The LINQ promenade. This outdoor shopping plaza is giving away crazy discounts in everything from cupcakes and High Roller rides to apparel and cocktails. Plus, with its open-air atmosphere, The LINQ will be a nice change from your run-of-the-mill Black Friday shopping mall experience.
This blogger is excited about cupcakes and shoes. How about you? Here’s what The LINQ is offering:
Up, up and away! Mention Black Friday and you and a friend will get a 2-for-1 High Roller pass. Now that’s taking this ride to new heights!
Who can resist a cupcake – especially when they’re as cute as these? The popular Beverly Hills cupcake spot Sprinkles is adding some sweet deals this Black Friday. Sure, you ate a lot the day before, but we all got room for one or two (maybe more?) cupcakes. Check out these tips:
Looking for something a wee bit stronger? BLVD. Cocktail will offer ALL-DAY Happy Hour specials. Party over here!
Look like a boss with a fresh new hat – or buy a few as Christmas gifts. Goorin Bros. will offer 50% off select styles.
Sometimes we’re stumped with gift ideas, but almost everyone likes a cold brewski. Spend $50 on a Tilted Kilt gift card on Black Friday and receive $20 in holiday “Kilt Kash” for yourself. It’s a win-win.
It’s always sunny in Las Vegas. And we’re sure you’ll want to show off your stunna shades next spring. Chilli Beans is offering up to 75% off its merchandise. That makes us excited for the upcoming pool season.
If I ruled the world…I would get all these shoes. Starting on 8 a.m. on Black Friday, save up to 30% on the Nas-owned shoe store. There will also be a 70% sale on select shoes, tees and tanks.
Oh, Vegas. We definitely can’t wait to splurge on Black Friday now!
After your shopping spree at The LINQ, save some of that energy and head to The Forum Shops at Caesars, located just across the street. After you read about these specials, you’ll have that extra boost to walk over and check them out!
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Lace up your skates! Vegas’ coolest seasonal attraction, Caesars Chalet, brings ice skating to the Strip starting today.
It runs 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 11, 2015. Get in the holiday spirit by skating over the Caesars Palace fountain and taking in dramatic Strip views.
Of course, Las Vegas ice skating wouldn’t be complete without some sweet treats and holiday drinks. Indulge in decadent funnel cake flavors such as caramel apple and red velvet. Sip on Moët and Patron, or try one of the holiday-inspired cocktails. (I’ll take a Naughty & Nice and an Ugly Red Sweater, please.) For the ultimate Vegas winter experience, get cozy and stay awhile with Adirondack seating and bottle service.
Nearby, Serendipity 3 provides signatures like its Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at its quick-serve window. Or, sit down for a warm meal of comfort food in the dining room after skating.
For those who want to up their skating game, 90-minute sessions are available for $20 per person. (Skate rentals are $5.) Ambitious skaters can even purchase an extended pass or throw private parties on the rink.
• All Access Pass: $35
Unlimited public skating on day of purchase and complimentary skate rental
• Chalet Pass – $150
Anytime access to the rink without waiting, private morning skate for chalet pass holders
• Multi-Pass Package – $300
Package of 10 all access passes/valid anytime and complimentary skate rental
• Private Party – $3,500
Includes private access to the ice skating rink for you and your party
Tickets can be purchased on-site, at any Caesars Entertainment resort box office, at any Ticket Master or at Ticket Master online.
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You’re in Vegas for Thanksgiving, so we know you’re here to enjoy a feast, all without the worries of hosting, cooking or cleaning. Great choice.
From cost-friendly to more extravagant dishes, we rounded up the best Thanksgiving dishes in town. Come hungry and don’t forget to dress comfy.
One-week countdown to Thanksgiving begins now!
Ready to splurge? Cheers to an elegant Thanksgiving dinner. Check out these fine dining Las Vegas restaurants.
Gordon Ramsay Steak
Located inside Paris Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Steak will offer savory Thanksgiving a la carte items including a Turkey breast Wellington with foie/pistachio stuffing, cranberry sauce, yams, crispy brussel leaves tossed in bacon apple vinaigrette and turkey demi glace for $48.
For dessert, enjoy a spiced pumpkin cake with white chocolate cremeux, candied pepitas, toasted marshmallow, pumpkin chantilly and salted caramel sauce for $12.
Carmine’s NYC Italian Family Restaurant
Doing some window shopping before the crazy Black Friday sales? Not a bad idea! While you’re here, stop by Carmine’s inside The Forum Shops at Caesars and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner, ideal for a family of eight. If you’re bringing the gang, Carmine’s also has eight private dining rooms that seat up to 15.
The Thanksgiving feast comes with one 18-pound turkey with sausage stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce. For your sides, enjoy brussel sprouts with caramelized onions and applewood smoked bacon, sautéed string beans, baby carrots with fresh dill, sweet potatoes with marshmallows and maple syrup and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy.
End your meal on a sweet note with a choice pumpkin, apple or pecan pie.
Also located in Form Shops, Spago is offering a Thanksgiving meal for $55 a person. Start you’re your choice of Bartlett pears and walnut salad or a spiced butternut squash soup. For the main course, delve into a roasted organic free-range turkey breast with pretzel bread stuffing and herb gravy. Sides include brussel sprouts, brown sugar sweet potato, Yukon gold potato purée and cranberry-apple chutney.
The feast isn’t over: treat your taste buds to a delicious pumpkin s’mores ricotta-pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, milk chocolate ganache and toasted marshmallow.
If you’re all about ambience, you’ll appreciate the spectucular views these Vegas restaurants have to offer. Raise a glass, savor in an elegant Thanksgiving feast and admire the scenery.
Located inside The Cromwell, Giada’s popular restaurant is featuring a four-course Thanksgiving tasting menu. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Strip in a homey, open atmosphere; the food aroma is enticing on its own.
The first course consists of an antipasti platter of butternut squash crostini with prosciutto di parma; cacciatore tartuffo salami; 24-month-old Parmigiano Reggiano and wood-roasted wild mushrooms. Next, choose between a cauliflower soup with croutons and bacon ormascarpone butternut squash risotto.
For your third course, you can eat turkey two ways: Choose the turkey breast porchetta and crispy confit dark meat, served with Cacio e Pepe baked mashed potatoes, pancetta ciabatta stuffing, green beans almandine and sweet cranberry mostarda.
And finally, for dessert, enjoy a walnut tart with a duo of gelato or a pumpkin tiramisu.
The four-course tasting menu is $ 125 per person.
Enjoy views (50 floors up!) at VooDoo Steak, the upscale New-Orleans inspired restaurant at the Rio. Start your Thanksgiving dinner with a confit pumpkin tartlet with sautéed jumbo shrimp, pistachios, pomegranate and baby mache. Your main entrée includes a traditional roasted turkey , haricot vert (green beans), baked yams, mushroom stuffing and foie gras gravy.
For dessert, the Black Forest cake is delightful. It comes with silky bittersweet chocolate mousse, devil cake, Kirsch Griottine cherry and white mousse.
If you’re looking for bargain Thanksgiving meals, there’s nothing wrong with that. That only means you can splurge in Vegas in other ways.
At Flamingo’s Margaritaville, enjoy a roasted turkey breast with turkey gravy and sides like Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, honey garlic green beans, traditional bread stuffing and cranberry sauce. End your meal on a sweet note with pumpkin pie and whipped cream. The entire meal is only $18.95, or $9.95 for children 12 and younger.
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen + Bar
Located inside the all-new LINQ Hotel, Guy Fieri’s is ready to take you and your crew to Flavortown. For $25, you’ll get one whole turkey leg, smoked in-house with bourbon barrel wood or a sage-roasted turkey breast. Savor in delectable sides like sweet potato tater tots with braised ham, caramelized brussel sprouts and fresh-baked corn bread. This Thanksgiving meal is $25 per person.
So maybe you want something a bit unconventional this Thanksgiving. You’re in luck – KGB Burger at Harrah’s Las Vegas will offer a three-course meal that includes all your staples with a twist.
Start with a mixed berry chicken salad which includes baby greens, seasonal mixed berries, candied pecans, gorgonzola and balsamic vinaigrette. Since KGB is known for its scrumptious burgers, you’ll love the second course. Sink your teeth into a Thanksgiving turkey burger with traditional stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, pea sprouts and mayo on a white bun. This meal also comes with sweet potato fries.
Saving the best (and sweetest!) for last, you’ll definitely be bragging about KGB’s pumpkin spice milkshake , complete with whipped cream and cobbler crumbs. Mmm, mmm!
This meal is only $19.99 a person and also comes with a 12-ounce draft beer of your choice.
Can’t quite decide what you want this Thanksgiving? Sounds like a buffet is your best bet! With so many options at a buffet already, here are the highlights you won’t want to miss. We picked our favorite items from each. Feast your eyes on these delicious plates.
Bacchanal Buffet, Caesars Palace
Flavors, The Buffet, Harrah’s
Le Village Buffet, Paris Las Vegas
With all these tasty Las Vegas Thanksgiving, you’ll have a reason to come back again and again. Check out a complete list of our dining options.
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