Cigar Aficionado

2012 Big Smoke Dates Announced

Mark your calendars, alert your friends and notify your loved ones—Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke dates for 2012 have been set.

This year’s Big Smoke Las Vegas weekend, now in its 17th year, is scheduled for November 9 to 11, with tickets going on sale March 15. The format will stay the same as in year’s past—Big Smoke evenings scheduled for Friday and Saturday as well as cigar and lifestyle educational seminars on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

For the first time since 2005, though, the venue for the largest cigar celebration in the world is changing. This year’s party will occur at The Mirage Resort and Casino.

In addition to fine dining, shopping and nightlife, The Mirage is home to one of the finest cigar bars in Las Vegas: Rhumbar. Opened in 2009, Rhumbar has quickly become a prime destination for those attending the Big Smoke Las Vegas weekend. With more than 20 brands of cigars and about 40 brands of high-end rum for sale (not to mention specialty cocktails), it’s easy to understand why Rhumbar is so popular.

For those on the East Coast there is Big Smoke New York, which will take place on November 29 at Pier 92, the premier events center located on the Hudson River. Tickets for the event go on sale April 15.

"@Kenneth... there is a special rate. Check out for more info." —June 8, 2012 13:03 PM
"Does the Mirage offer special pricing of rooms for this event? If you buy weekend pass $550-does that include FRI and SAT evening events" —June 8, 2012 12:06 PM
"Leslie, you can buy tickets to the Big Smoke Las Vegas by following this link:" —March 15, 2012 16:33 PM
"How do I purchase tickets?? Anybody?? This is my first time" —March 15, 2012 14:37 PM
"Perfect! One day after my 50th birthday! I can't wait, it's been at least 3 years since I went to my last Big Smoke." —March 7, 2012 19:56 PM
"The Blue flame Cigar Society from AZ will be well represented!!!!" —February 9, 2012 20:31 PM
"Bummer about the move, I was just getting used to the Venetian and all its hot tubs have to offer. Halloween? Hottubs? Cigars? Can there be too much good in one weekend?" —February 8, 2012 14:59 PM
"WOW, C.A. finally got kicked out of the Venetian, and now it's onto the Mirage, it will be interesting...." —February 1, 2012 09:14 AM
"Awesome; Las Vegas here we come!!" —January 26, 2012 21:59 PM
"Got it down! I wonder why the change? I loved the Venetian. I like the dates though.....Halloween weekend was a little weird last year." —January 26, 2012 11:18 AM
"I need to go to the Vegas for 40th birthday that would be a good look for me... I'm going to make that happen...." —January 24, 2012 22:13 PM
"Calender is marked! Can't wait.... " —January 21, 2012 21:10 PM
"YAHOO" —January 21, 2012 01:59 AM