With a week to go till Christmas, the casinos are pulling out the holiday stops. Lots of spots are sponsoring holiday festivities, including “Holiday at the Park” in The Park at New York-New York, which, for the second year in a row, boasts the city’s tallest tree at 80 feet (20 feet taller than last year).
Other places to take in free holiday events, Christmas trees, Santas, etc. include the LINQ Promenade (nightly snow), Green Valley Ranch (new “Winter’s Village” area), Sam’s Town’s Mystic Falls (holiday laser show and “Cowboy Santa”), Silverton (“Underwater Santa”), Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Venetian/Palazzo display, the Fremont Street Experience, Fashion Show Mall, and the Town Square and Tivoli Village shopping districts.
New Palms buffet
The Palms has announced that its new buffet will debut on Dec. 22. Formerly announced as “Haute Plates,” the name will be “A.Y.C.E. Buffet.” It sounds like a good one, featuring seven food stations that include the “Hearth” (brick oven), “World Pan” (Asian/Indian influence) and “Revival” (wellness/power boosting) stations. Prices have not been announced.
Circus leaving town
The show “Circus 1903” will conclude its run at Paris on Jan. 7. This is an excellent show that ran a limited engagement of six months and will embark on an international tour in February.
J.Lo leaving town
Jenifer Lopez is also set to leave, but not for several months. The final performance of “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” at Planet Hollywood has been announced for Sept. 29.
Question: Any news on the return of Lotus of Siam?
Answer: The new Lotus of Siam has opened at 620 East Flamingo Road. Lotus, considered by many to be among the best Thai restaurants on the West Coast, had been closed since September, when the roof collapsed at the original restaurant on East Sahara Avenue. The old location is being repaired and is expected to reopen around February.