Ah Vegas! Always a celebration here so no doubt they have festivities galore up their sleeves for Chinese New Year. I was there twice last year, once in Spring and once for Thanksgiving so I am sure this would be a great time and reason to visit. Just look at everything in store, how can you not plan for a weekend trip over?
Las Vegas' newest resort, Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, is the first resort designed from the ground up to create an authentic Asian cultural experience. Opened December 2016, the property boasts an extensive list of tea curated by Las Vegas' only tea sommelier, Asian-inspired restaurant concepts, gardens and spas. Lucky Dragon will begin its 15-day Year of the Rooster celebration on Jan. 28 with a traditional lion dance followed by giveaways.
Kicking off the Year of the Rooster, you will be taken on a journey around the world at The LINQ Promenade during a four-day festival, Jan. 27-30. Professional dancers from Sichuan dance troupe and local Chinese communities will perform daily, with dragon dances held nightly at 6 p.m. on the Fountain Stage. The anchor of The LINQ Promenade, The High Roller, will be lit red and gold to mark the beginning of the festivities on Jan. 27.
An annual tradition, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host the 'Dotting of the Eyes' ceremony where performers will awaken a dragon and lions by dotting their eyes with red paint. Once awakened, the dragon will lead a parade through the property.
Sundance Helicopters will welcome everyone with Chinese lanterns, tangerine trees and festive decorations for New Year's celebrations. On Jan. 28, its Grand Canyon West terminal will come alive with Chinese lion dancers and drummers performing with the Grand Canyon as a stunning backdrop. Guests will also receive oranges—a symbol of happiness and prosperity—throughout the weeklong celebration.
The sixth annual Chinese New Year in the Desert™ commemorates the most important Chinese holiday with an exciting weekend of events. Beginning on Jan. 27 at Fashion Show Mall, festivities will include a ribbon-cutting, performances on the runway by the Sichuan Song and Dance Theater Company, as well as authentic dragon dances and an eye painting ceremony by Las Vegas Lohan School of Shaolin. The Celebration continues on Jan. 28 in Downtown Las Vegas with the Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade. The parade will start at Fremont Street, and feature local businesses, bands and dance groups as they come together in a sea of vibrant colors to showcase their talent and creativity with extravagant floats. Immediately following the parade, visitors can enjoy an after-party at Downtown Container Park with live entertainment, restaurants, retail shops and various free activities, including building their own complimentary lantern and tossing red ribbons into the wishing tree for good fortune.
And, of course, Bellagio, The Palazzo, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas will all have redone their decor for the occasion as well. Send me pictures if you head on over!
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