Holiday on the Canal 2001

Nov 20, 2001 3:02 AM

The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian will launch its holiday season with “Holiday on the Canal 2001” on November 23.

The mall will be decorated with “old world charm” and will feature miles of holiday décor showcasing festive wreaths with hand-painted elves from Italy. The centerpiece of the décor will be an elegantly trimmed 18-foot tree located in St. Mark’s Square. Vegas-style elves will be strolling through the Grand Canal streets to meet and greet guests and shoppers and are available for fun photo opportunities every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 23 through December 23.

During Holiday on the Canal 2001, guests who purchase $750 in same day receipts from any retailer or restaurant at The Grand Canal Shoppes will receive a special gift set from Sephora featuring an array of bath and beauty products. Visit Venetian Guest Services for details. In addition, all locals will be able to receive a Winter Passaporto which will offer more than $3,500 in shopping and dining incentives from more than 40 of the shops and restaurants. Complimentary Winter Passaportos are available for locals 18 or older at Emporio d’ Gondola while supplies last.

The Grand Canal Shoppes is a luxurious 500,000-square foot indoor mall at the Venetian. It was created to transport shoppers to Venice with its “Grand Canal” which winds through the cobbled walkways, streetside cafes and world’s most exclusive mixes of retail shops and restaurants in the world. Some of the more than 70 establishments include restaurants like Taqueria Canontia, Venus and The Tiki Bar and WB Stage 16 as well as many unique and upscale stores like Burberry, Kenneth Cole, Movado, Mikimoto, Lior, Cache and many more. The Grand Canal Shoppes is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight.