Winter in Venice

The Hotel: The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

The City: Las Vegas, NV

The Dates: November 18, 2012 to January 6, 2013

If You Do One Thing: Slash and glide across their picturesque, polymer-covered skating rink before taking a gondola ride on The Venetian's romantic Grand Canal.

Other Highlights:

• Festive tree-lighting ceremonies for their awe-inspiring, 65-foot LED Christmas tree.

• Nightly winter parades with all sorts of colorful, Carnaval-esque characters (pictured above).

• The wondrous "Winter in Venice" fantasy scene in The Palazzo Waterfall Gardens.

• A gorgeously luminescent (and new) 3D-projection light show coined "Light of Venice".