Carnevale Opens at Venetian and Palazzo, Las Vegas

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 under Archives, Las Vegas | No Comment

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Last night marked the official opening of Carnevale, the Venetian and Palazzo’s new summer event featuring three months of classic Italian festivities, including new experiences, entertainment, art, music and wine until Sept. 9.

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A celebration of discovery, taste and fun, Carnevale is themed on the myriad of summer festivals that grace the small villages and towns of Italy throughout summer.



Last night’s grand opening launch at the front plaza of Venetian offered a  preview all facets of the season-long Italian-inspired celebration, including stilt performers,  speed painter Salvador Live!, who created unique and awe-inspiring masterpieces to the beat of music while breakdancing and interacting with the crowd, a  performance by violin trio Alizma,  Carnavale “lighted” characters that mingled with visitors and Carnevale-inspired food and beverage offerings.

Launch of Carnivale

Launch of Carnevale

The event also marked the debut of The Venetian’s spectacular outdoor light show on the iconic clock tower and colorful parade which will now wind its way through the property nightly.

light show on clock tower

light show on clock tower

Each month Carnivale will portray a different theme representing a various aspect of Italy, inviting guests to come back to experience all the new experiences and magic at Palazzo and Venetian.

Throughout June, both resorts will be transformed into an art gallery with 3D chalk artists, glassblowers, potters, living art installations and an interactive Art Walk. All demonstrations will take place in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium & Gardens daily from 1-6 p.m. and select art work will be available for purchase to take the magic of Carnevale home.

A “Passaporto di Carnevale” will be included with select suite packages offered throughout Carnevale with special discounts and entertainment specials as well as retail offers from The Grand Canal Shoppes and The Shoppes at The Palazzo.   In July Carnevale will focus on music, in August wine and food.  To make reservations, visit or

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