Winter in Venice returns to The Venetian and The Palazzo. The second-annual celebration of the winter holiday season on the Las Vegas Strip features 50 days of holiday festivities throughout both resorts through January 6. Activites include an outdoor skating rink (open from 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.), a culinary clash between famous chefs on certain nights and a nightly holiday parade (at 6 and 8 p.m.) through The Venetian’s Doge’s Palace, featuring characters from the Winter in Venice celebration. Seasonal storylines will be projected in 3D as part of the “Light of Venice” display. Additionally, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas takes over the theater at Palazzo with its signature Christmas classics plus elaborate choreography and aerial displays. Performances are nightly at 7 p.m. though December 30, plus additional shows at 9 p.m. on December 25, 27 and 29. Concert tickets are $70-$146.