December 2018: Taste the Best New Restaurant in Las Vegas

Plus Criss Angel returns, an Art Park arrives and a fortune-telling cocktail to imbibe

Las Vegas keeps reinventing itself with something new to discover at every turn. December brings a new show from a well-known magician, a lovely new restaurant with delicious Michelin-starred fare, a cocktail that can predict your future and an art park that makes waiting for a ride an adventure. 

Las Vegas now has its very own NoMad Bar serving a bite of breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner on the Strip. Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara teamed up on this restaurant decked out with a velvet Austrian sheer curtain, custom-made by the Rosebrand theatre production company, cloaking the bar by day that raises to showcase a design similar to the original in New York by night. Open M-Th, Su, 7:30 am-midnight; F-Sa, 8 am-2 am. NoMad Las Vegas, 833.706.6623

Magician Criss Angel brings an all-new experience to the stage with “Criss Angel MINDFREAK,” opening Dec. 26. The new production incorporates cutting-edge technology and boasts more than 75 illusions with 20 never-before-seen effects that will give fans the ultimate immersive experience, showcasing the iconic Angel on a massive scale. Tickets start at $69. W-Su, 7 pm. Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort, 702.777.7776 

As 2018 comes to a close, discover what’s in your future with the fortune-telling gin and tonics at Juniper Cocktail Lounge. This stylish lounge delivers classics as well as newcomers suas as the childhood-inspired Fortune Teller with its paper game that allows guests to choose the gin and fl avor profi le destined for their palate, and The Bird, with Bluecoat Gin, strawberry, Dolin dry vermouth and lemon. The mint leaves serve as The Bird’s tail feathers. Open Su-Th, 5 pmmidnight; F-Sa, 5 pm-2 am. Park MGM, 702.730.7777

A 30-foot marionette ballerina, a three-story Victorian house made from 75 percent recycled materials, a cartoon pink taxi, as well as an oversized game of chess and corn hole await at the new Lyft Art Park on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. The park marks Lyft’s official downtown pickup and drop-off area to keep passengers safe and entertained while they wait for their rides.