So, I spent the beginning of this week at the Venetian Casino, Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas. They have a spectacular winter theme currently going on and have decorated the hotel accordingly: an ice skating rink (complete with a disco ball) on the canal surrounding the entrance (see below), performers on the bridge to the casino (see above), and an enormous Christmas tree at the front. It's especially a lovely sight at night when all the Christmas lights are on! I was offered (by men dressed as elves) free cider near the registration desk (which I declined). However, I did enjoy a hot chocolate drink with a melted candy cane inside (never had that before)!