It’s time once again to let holiday celebration rule, and luckily Las Vegas is the perfect place. There are so many spots along the Strip that offer ideal year-round festiveness, when late fall rolls around and decor and environments get amped up, it’s inevitable that spirits will soar.
One of our all-time favorite holiday hot spots is Parasol Down, the whimsical hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas with close-up views of the Lake of Dreams and brilliant dinner options (SW Steakhouse and Lakeside) just a step away. The sometimes quirky shows taking place under that 40-foot waterfall go perfectly with the Dream, a signature Wynn cocktail blending brisk Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur and aromatic hibiscus syrup. It’s soft and sweet and makes you feel tingly, an effect we all wish would last through the holiday season.
In December, seasonal holiday cocktails will be available at Parasol Down and its companion bar above, Parasol Up. But for now, we’ll escape the stressful pitfalls of the season and celebrate another year with this elegant Dream. Parasol Down at Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-7000; daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m.