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Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian unveils The Wishing Tree

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 17:17:40-05

Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas is unveiling a magical new experience for guests at The Wishing Tree, a one-of-a-kind art installation located in the epicenter of the retail level inside The Palazzo Tower.

The enchanting new experience was intentionally designed to evoke positive emotions in an effort to inspire and bring hope to guests, and will debut just in time for the new year on Dec. 31 for a limited time.

In order to create this magical experience, The Shoppes partnered with BESTAgency and Lumen & Forge to develop the Instagram filter that will transport guests into the dazzling new experience.

Aspirant guests will be able to unlock the magic and add a personal wish to the Wishing Tree by scanning a nearby QR code with their smartphone. This will open an Instagram filter where a guest can use the voice-activated technology to say their wish and then watch it magnificently transport itself to the carefully constructed canopy of the Wishing Tree to live virtually amongst all the other wishes.

Commissioned exclusively for Grand Canal Shoppes and standing 20-feet tall, the Wishing Tree is the center piece of the recently renovated 375,000-square foot retail space that resembles an Italian Garden. Boasting a life-like feel of an olive tree commonly found in Venice, Italy, the Wishing Tree is dressed with more than 3,700 hand-installed brass leaves that were individually computer designed and 3D printed.

Adding even more to the charming atmosphere, the piece holds a variety of blue, red, jade, pink, rose, and olive cast-glass bird sculptures that nest in the Tree and can be heard in the outdoor-inspired space.

The Wishing Tree AR installation will be available starting Dec. 31 for a limited time.

For more information, click here.