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.

Source: Cigar Aficionado