Top Ten Vegas Things To Do

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Take a break from the slots and venture out to see all that this amazing city has to offer. Hiding behind the neon lights are performances, attractions, rides, and shows that’ll make your Vegas vacation unique and special. Step inside the Venetian and immerse yourself in Italian culture without leaving the city. Marvel at operatic performers, ride a gondola for a classic Italian experience, or enjoy the modern side of Las Vegas with fashion runway shows, live music and digital dance performances.

Streetmosphere St. Mark's Square

Get a taste of Italy without stepping on a plane. Streetmosphere immerses you in vivacious Italian culture with live performances from talented vocalists, musicians, and dancers. Each 15-minute show incorporates lively folk and opera performances that inspire you to dance. Snag a prime seat or mingle with performers roaming around the property. Shows are free for the public, taking place every day of the year in St. Mark's Square.

Located in Grand Canal Shoppes

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Gondola Rides

Your Venetian experience isn’t complete without a traditional gondola ride as the Gondolier serenades you with classic Italian songs. Take in beautiful Italian-inspired architecture with an indoor ride, or glide along the outdoor lagoon to get a unique view of the Strip. Gondola rides are perfect for romantic dates with your sweetie; however, each gondola seats four, so this makes for a fun, memorable ride for the whole family, too.

Located in Grand Canal Shoppes

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Madame Tussaud Las Vegas

Rub elbows with top celebrities at Madame Tussaud Las Vegas — a 30,000-square-foot wax museum with over 100 lifelike statues. Get up close and personal, snapping photos with all of your favorite stars. In this interactive museum, you can shoot hoops with NBA stars or show off your singing talents for Simon Cowell. Statues are rotated and updated frequently, so visit your favorite celebs while they're "in town".

Located in Grand Canal Shoppes

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Fashion and Entertainment

See some of Vegas’ best entertainment every weekend.  On any given weekend, we will showcase either runways shows, live music, digital dance performances or a variety of entertainment --- at Fashion Show.  The action unfolds at the top of each hour starting at noon and ending at 5pm.  Celebrity guests often make appearances in the Great Hall energized performances that harness the spirit of Las Vegas.

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Live Statues, Tommy Bahama Stage & St. Mark's Square

The statues throughout the Grand Canal Shoppes seem so realistic and lifelike because they’re alive! These performers are painted and dressed to look as if they've been carved from the finest stone. They stand still for hours, making you second guess if they’re actually humans. These “statues” decorate the property and make for perfect photo ops, but don't seem to budge — even when you try to make them laugh.

Located in Grand Canal Shoppes

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Gondolier March

Before heading to the canal to serenade riders individually, the 12 gondoliers march from the Venetian all through the Grand Canal Shoppes while singing in unison. Listen to their booming, melodic voices as they parade through the shoppes and take their places at the helms of the gondolas. Performances are only once per day and take place before the boat rides open, so be sure to get there early.

Located in Grand Canal Shoppes

Gondolas in water going through the Grand Canal Shoppes

Art Walk

Italian artists have produced some of the greatest works of art in history and inspired many talented creators throughout the centuries. At Grand Canal Shoppes, there are over eight galleries onsite, welcoming you to enjoy a myriad of wonderful pieces. View major works of art, photography, sculpture, and artifacts from various genres and movements without traveling to visit a museum. These fine collections include pieces from household names and rising stars alike.

Located in Grand Canal Shoppes

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Live NY Style Runway Shows

Watch models walk the catwalk and showcase the latest fashions at a live New York-style runway show.  Shows take place on select weekends in the Great Hall starting at the top of each hour starting at noon and ending at 5pm.  Take a peek at the hottest fashion brands straight from the runway during these must-see events, which can include live entertainment.

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Atomic Saloon Show

The hotly anticipated new show from Spiegelworld, the creators of Absinthe® and Opium, arrives this September. It's described as "Blazing Saddles" meets "America's Got Talent" meets "Westworld". Could this become the wildest watering hole in Las Vegas? Her first hotel was acquired by the government as an atomic bomb test site, but, decades later, Boozy Skunkton has returned to take over the Kraken Music Hall, a hidden saloon bar in the heart of Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Boozy has collected the "most abnormally sexy but sensationally amoral" troupe of entertainers on earth and is determined to create the greatest saloon show the world has ever known. With an international cast of comic actors, variety acts, and acrobats, ATOMIC SALOON SHOW™ will take audiences to the Wild West as it never was. 

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Located in Grand Canal Shoppes

Atomic Saloon Show

Digital Artist Spotlight

Appreciate art in the modern age at the Digital Artist Spotlight. The 112-foot-high LED screens located on the Plaza display stunning virtual art shows for everyone passing by on Las Vegas Blvd. Shows highlight works from carefully selected artists composed to capture Fashion Show’s energy. Get a first look at works from talented artists from all over the world.

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