Las Vegas celebrates the Oscars in style

Katie Crowther

The red carpet at the Oscars is about 500 feet long and 33 feet wide, costing an estimated $25,000. (Photo Courtesy: Kristyn Burtt)

Las Vegas celebrates the Oscars in style

CREATED Feb. 24, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Local celebrities and valley residents experienced the excitement and glamour of Hollywood on Oscar Night, without leaving Las Vegas.

"Oscar Experience Las Vegas" is the only Academy Awards celebration in Nevada officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Attendees watched red carpet arrivals and the ABC-TV live telecast of the 85th Academy Awards on a big screen in the Brenden Theaters at the Palms hotel-casino.

The evening also included a silent auction.

It proved to be a party with a purpose. All of the money raised from the local event benefits Variety -- The Children's Charity of Southern Nevada.