LAS VEGAS (Nov. 28, 2022) – The holidays have officially arrived at ARIA Resort & Casino as “The North Star” display welcomes guests with a brilliant winter wonderland, starry scenery and breathtaking imagery.

The vibrant design by Las Vegas-based event planner Andrea Eppolito, in collaboration with the ARIA Pastry team and MGM Resorts Event Productions, takes guests on a magical journey throughout the resort. A towering 28-foot North Star stands in the center of the ARIA lobby, surrounded by larger-than-life crystal shards, flocked trees and a starry night of celestial starbursts above. The teams worked for over 100 hours to create and install the one-of-a-kind winter experience that combines elegant holiday décor with nostalgic custom confections.

“I see ARIA as the North Star of Las Vegas Boulevard, leading both locals and visitors to a place where they can be dazzled not just during the holidays, but always. It was an honor to work with this incredible resort to create the winter installation,” said Andrea Eppolito. “The design of this display is timely and timeless, intended to add pure magic to the holidays.”

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Fun facts about The North Star display:

  • Standing at over 28 feet tall with a 30-foot-long tail, The North Star in the resort’s main lobby welcomes guests with more than 10,000 twinkle lights and 10,000 individual crystals
  • ARIA’s Horticulture team adorned the space with real flocked evergreens, soft dusty miller plants and white florals
  • More than 2,000 pounds of sugar and 90 pounds of rolled fondant bring the lobby and ARIA Patisserie window displays to life
  • Delectable cream puffs and madeleines make for sweet holiday décor in the ARIA Patisserie window and the flowers adorning the trees are made completely of rice papers

Set adjacent to ARIA’s lobby, with charming views of The North Star, the Lobby Bar is celebrating the season by serving festive craft cocktails. Special holiday treats are also available for purchase at the ARIA Patisserie.

The North Star, on display at ARIA now through January 9, is complimentary and open to the public. For more information, visit ARIA’s website.  


ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring amenities including world-class dining experiences at Din Tai Fung, Carbone and CATCH, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings, including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA is operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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