The sparkling lights of the Strip hit max wattage thanks to 12 calendar pages of unforgettable events. Here is a look back at the memories we want to replay again and again.
The Stars of Encore Theater
Not only was Encore Theater packed week after week with the top names in music and comedy, but 2022 was filled with some very special occurrences that just couldn't happen anywhere else. Tom Jones, Diana Ross, Brad Paisley, Lionel Richie, Sebastian Maniscalco, Brian McKnight, Maxwell, David Gray, Duran Duran, Adam Lambert and many many more all performed here.
In September, Sebastian Maniscalco filmed his fourth Netflix special "Is It Me?" during two performances at Encore Theater. The show debuted December 6, 2022. In honor of the event, Maniscalco went full Rat Pack vibes.
Fellow Encore Theater headliner Lionel Richie received induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Lenny Kravitz in a ceremony which aired on HBO November 19, 2022. Richie's class included Dolly Parton, Eurythmics, Eminem, Carly Simon, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Sylvia Robinson and Duran Duran, who also took the stage at Encore Theater several times throughout 2022.
The Car Craze Begins
Amping up for 2023, which will bring the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix to the Strip, Wynn hosted Las Vegas Concours d' Elegance over three days in October. This special exhibition and competition brought some of the area's most esteemed car collections and collectors to the resort. The car aficionados mix, mingled and gawked at the classic and new auto ingenuity on display. Jay Leno served as Grand Marshal. The event will return to the resort for another victory lap in fall 2023 ahead of November's F1.
The Time for an 'Awakening'
It's not everyday that a new spectacle opens on the Strip and as a result this year's opening was a special one with "Awakening" taking its first bow. Produced by the all-star team of Baz Halpin, Bernie Yuman and Michael Curry, the show put a new spin on the ageless tale of the battle between Light and Darkness, exploring other worldly realms on stage which inspired awe and wonder with their visual and auditory magnitude. Esteemed composer Brian Tyler, who has scored many of the Marvel films and The Fast and Furious franchise, lent his mighty pen to the musical composition.
Thank you "Awakening," for reminding us all what it's like to embrace our magic.
Gucci Makes an Entrance
The magnificent 13,000-square-foot two-story Gucci Boutique along the Wynn Esplanade is the epitome of an only-in-Vegas shopping experience. This flagship features its own lush outdoor garden and lagoon with an antique Italian fountain as well as the full expression of the Gucci collection, including men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, luggage, gaming sets, Gucci Décor and Gucci Beauty—plus exclusive items available only at Wynn.
The Liquid Life
In 2022, Wynn welcomed Aft Cocktail Deck on the Lake of Dreams as well as the re-envisioned Bar Parasol with a menu of refreshing and classic cocktails paired with caviar and other delectable bites. The newest culinary addition to the casino-resort is Caffe Al Teatro, which debuted in December with a menu of gourmet quick serve favorites including artfully prepared specialty coffees. Channeling the great cafes of Italy, pop into Caffe Al Teatro for a refresher or a sweet treat 24-7.
Dinner with Domain H. William Harlan x 3
Throughout the fall months, Champagne and caviar at dusk became the norm for those lucky enough to snag a ticket to the Harlan wines dinner series. Course after course was prepared by Wynn’s culinary masters in lavish private dining rooms, and the star of the show was featured in every glass with wines from Bond, Promontory and Harlan Estate. We couldn't just leave it as a one-time-only event, so each wine got its own dinner, naturally.
The 'Match' of the Year
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers played Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen in a 12-hole showdown at Wynn Golf Club known as Capital One's The Match, the Sports Emmy-nominated premier live golf event series. Brady and Rodgers were the victors but did that even matter? Everyone ate up a day of rivalry and trash talking that left both football and golf lovers satisfied and undoubtedly group chats pinging in delight.