2005: Tickets are on sale for
Cloudburst 2005, a New Year's Eve celebration that will take place
under the Cloud, the Fashion Show mall's 10-story-high
image-projection surface. The event, which starts at 8 p.m. on Dec.
31, is open to those age 21 and older and will include fashion
productions, live bands, dancers and a New Year's countdown for
every U.S. time zone. Ticket prices run $59.95 per person for Cloud
Lounge on the Plaza. Cloud Nine on the Terrace, priced at $99.95
per person, features indoor club and terrace access, limited
complimentary food and beverage, indoor restroom facilities and
valet parking. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster.com
and Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, visit www.thefashionshow.com.
GRAND: From Nov. 19 through 23,
the MGM Grand will host the World Gourmet Summit, which showcases
top chefs from around the world in various food and wine programs.
This marks the first time that the summit is being held in North
America. The summit will feature the International Wine Exhibition,
the World Gourmet Summit Food & Beverage Forum and four Master
Classes, as well as a separate full-day seminar for members of the
hospitality business. Tickets for the summit's various events range
from $45 to $300. For more information, visit www.worldgourmetsummitlasvegas.com.
LAKE LAS VEGAS
RESORT is offering a new idea
for a meetings and events venue: a 3,952-square-foot floating stage
that can be towed to and anchored at different parts of the
320-acre lake and its 10 miles of shoreline, including MonteLago
Village, Reflection Bay Golf Club, the Ritz-Carlton and the Hyatt
Regency. The stage can be used for various types of events,
including theatrical and musical entertainment. For more
information or to book the stage for an event, contact Sally
Dewhurst at (702) 992-7322.
VILLAGE: Through Jan. 17, the
floating stage takes on another identity -- the Montelago Village
Ice Skating Rink, which charges $11 per hour for adults and $8 per
hour for children 10 and younger. Skate rentals run $4 per person.
Private lessons are $75 per person, per hour or $40 per person, per
half hour. The floating rink is available for private parties. For
more information about how to reserve it for an event, call (888)
387-1234 or visit www.letsgoiceskating.com.
WEEKENDS: In conjunction with
the ice rink's debut, MonteLago Village and Lake Las Vegas Resort
will feature Winter Weekends, which will include a variety of
activities such as a caroling, carriage rides, holiday shopping and
visits from Santa. In addition, every Sunday visitors can take a
Lake Las Vegas yacht cruise aboard the La Contessa. The cost is $25
for couples, $15 for singles and $5 for children. For more
information about Lake Las Vegas' holiday festivities schedule,
call (866) 399-2753 or log on to www.montelagovillage.com.
ICE: For visitors who would like
to combine a stay at Lake Las Vegas with a spin around the floating
ice rink, the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas through Jan. 16 offers
the Paradise On Ice package. Priced from $279 per room, per night,
single or double, the plan includes a one-night stay in resort view
accommodations; American breakfast for two; a two-hour ice skating
session for two, including equipment use; post-skate gourmet hot
chocolate tasting for two; valet parking; and the resort fee.
Advance skating reservations are required. For more information or
reservations, call the hotel at (800) 241-3333 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com.