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Bellagio Conservatory captures holidays for free

Dec 2, 2008 5:01 PM
On the Cheap by H Scot Krause |

One of the season’s most beautiful holiday displays in Las Vegas is always Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. And, it’s free!

This year, there’s a spectacular holiday display rich in nostalgia and filled with picture-perfect botanical creations. Upon entering the Conservatory, a brick-lined path surrounded by pink and red poinsettias leads to a 21-foot-tall holiday wreath.

There are also six reindeer in mid-flight as they guide a present-filled, red-lacquer sleigh.

The inspiring centerpiece is a stately 32-foot Shasta Fir in an intricate ‘tiara’ of twinkling lights. The tree will feature more than 12,000 holiday lights. Visitors can visit the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens from Dec. 7 through Jan. 3.

From now through Wednesday, Dec. 31, Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop and Uncle Angelo’s Bakery at Jerry’s Nugget Casino in North Las Vegas are offering a "buy two pies, get one free" special. All pies are baked in-house fresh daily. Pies run $15 each and come in creamy and fruit flavors, including pumpkin, apple and pecan, among others.

The Gold Coast is offering Jack Daniels shots or cocktails for $3 at all casino bars through Dec. 30. Visit the Gold Strike in Jean for "Dynamite Wednesdays." Enjoy a $4.99 Prime Rib Lunch Buffet every Wednesday in December.