Bellagio unveils a holiday wonderland in the Conservatory

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The holidays have arrived at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens with a sea of more than 45,000 poinsettias, a giant White Fir tree, frolicking polar bears, Santa’s sleigh, reindeer and more.

New this year is a 13-foot tall, 12-foot wide walk-through snow globe surrounded by giant 14-foot tall toy soldiers and dancing water arches and a 1,600-pound chocolate house created by the Bellagio executive pastry team.

Eighteen thousand fresh carnations cover a family of polar bears who bear scarves from Coca-Cola. Bellagio has partnered with Coca-Cola to promote the World Wildlife Fund’s efforts to raise awareness and funds to protect places where polar bears and people can thrive in the Arctic.

Coca-Cola will match up to $1 million in donations made through through Feb. 15, 2014.

Crowning the holiday display is a 42-foot tall White Fir tree. It weighs 6,800 pounds and has 2,500 ornaments and 7,000 LED lights.

Besides the decorations, visitors to the Conservatory can enjoy musical performances from 5 to 6 p.m. nightly.

Jennifer Whitehair

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Jennifer grew up believing everyone had slot machines in their convenience stores and celebrated Oct. 31 (Nevada day) with a day off from school. Jennifer has a background in journalism and worked as a reporter for newspapers in both Northern and Southern Nevada, before joining in 1996. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and other publications. She covers every part of Las Vegas for and loves tracking down vanishing pieces of historic and vintage Vegas. You can find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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