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Sylvain Bortolini started planning Christmas in September. As executive pastry chef for the Bellagio, Bortolini spent summer and fall creating a massive candy village that's now the centerpiece of the casino's holiday display at its Conservatory Botanical Gardens. The Chocolate Village display debuted Friday and will remain through Jan. 6. It is the hotel's first candy village. About 18,000 people are expected to visit each day. For months, pastry chefs molded and painted chocolate logs and kneaded sugar dough candy canes for eight houses and a train station that decorate the garden. They cover 600 square feet and each includes ...
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Admire the essence of every season recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees thoughtfully arranged to inspire full splendor.
Specially designed lighting spotlights every flower to accentuate its best features. To ensure the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens maintains magnificence 365 days a year, 140 expert horticulturists theatrically arrange gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features uniquely for each season. Treat yourself to this unrivaled attraction's ever changing personality for the Holidays, Chinese New Year, spring, summer, and fall!
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