SOURCE: The Venetian; The Palazzo Las Vegas

The Venetian; The Palazzo Las Vegas

November 02, 2011 06:00 ET

Grammy-Nominated and Platinum Recording Artist Jordin Sparks Will Kick Off Winter in Venice™ at The Venetian® and The Palazzo®

The "American Idol" Winner Will Perform Live on the Las Vegas Strip on Nov. 21

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas are thrilled to announce Grammy-nominated and platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks will perform live during the kick-off ceremony for Winter in Venice™, the first true celebration of the holiday season on the Las Vegas Strip. The complimentary festive event will take place on Monday, Nov. 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the front exterior of The Venetian and open to the public.

"I'm so excited to be a part of The Venetian and The Palazzo's first-ever Winter in Venice kick-off ceremony," said Sparks. "I love the holidays and can't wait to perform on the Las Vegas Strip!"

Since winning "American Idol" in 2007, Sparks has released two albums making Billboard's Top 40 list and her self-titled debut platinum album sold more than two million copies worldwide. The multi-award winning singer has toured with Alicia Keys, The Jonas Brothers, and Britney Spears and performed for President Obama and former President Bush. In 2012, Sparks will make her acting debut in the upcoming feature film, "Sparkle."

This performance will officially put Winter in Venice into motion, launching the 49-day holiday celebration. The first of many special events scheduled throughout November and December, it will take place near the resort's outdoor ice skating rink, situated above The Venetian's picturesque Grand Canal. Surrounded by snowflakes, strung overhead holiday lights and an awe-inspiring 65-foot LED holiday tree, guests will be entertained by strolling candy cane stilt walkers, puppets, jugglers and magicians.

"As we launch the many festivities and holiday experiences of Winter in Venice, we are delighted to have the multi-talented singer, songwriter, model and actress Jordin Sparks perform and kick-off the inaugural event," said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. "The holidays are based upon wonderful traditions that become lasting memories and we hope that this 49-day celebration brings joy, fun and good cheer to everyone. Buone Feste!"

The evening also will feature the inaugural showing of the Winter in Venice "Nightly Holiday Spectacular," a stunning holiday and light show unlike anything ever seen on the Las Vegas Strip that includes a majestic angel, tenor statues, dancing violinists and the lighting of a 65-foot LED holiday tree.

Following the kick-off event, guests will be able to enjoy daily activities including the outdoor ice skating rink at The Venetian's front exterior from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and the stunning holiday light show, "Nightly Holiday Spectacular," at The Venetian's Doge's palace nightly at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m.

For more information on Winter in Venice, please visit Stay up to date on all events and activities by following The Venetian and The Palazzo on Twitter at @venetianvegas and @palazzolasvegas, #WinterInVenice.

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With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Jersey Boys;" the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo -- an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA's Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world's most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice's legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas' most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as "Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular," "Blue Man Group," showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at

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