Five Local Destinations To Celebrate Lunar New Year

By Sydney Castillo | January 15, 2020 | Lifestyle

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Fashion Show Las Vegas

Fashion Show Las Vegas welcomes the Year of the Rat with a celebration at Great Hall on January 26. Guests are invited to ring in Lunar New Year with a spread of Chinese-inspired entertainment. Cultural performances designed by Entertainment Plus Productions will feature a traditional lion and dragon dance on stilts, followed by cultural dances and a must see lantern light show. Fashion Show General Manager Brent Gardner will bless and wish good fortune on each department store and feed the lion money to bear good luck for the new year. thefashionshow.com

Grand Canal Shoppes

Grand Canal Shoppes is celebrating the Lunar New Year with four days of live entertainment that will feature a traditional lion blessing, dances and cultural performances. Guests will also be given a chance to win special prizes including gift cards, chocolate, gold coins and more available January 23-26. Guests will carouse in the holiday spirit at the 9th annual Chinese New Year in the Desert on Saturday, January 25. The celebration will feature cultural performances by the Shirly Chen Dance Troupe. The Shoppes will award guests with a special red envelope distribution where over 100 envelopes will be filled with special prizes. grandcanalshoppes.com

Hakkasan Las Vegas

Hakkasan Las Vegas has created a menu in honor of the Year of the Rat featuring cultural dishes that are rich with symbolic meaning. Hakkasan is offering a prixe-fixe menu and a specialty cocktail for their guests to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Throughout Chinese history, men and women have celebrated Lunar New Year with cultural culinary treats that are flush with meaning and are believed to attract good fortune into the New Year. Hakkasan Las Vegas is honoring this long standing tradition with a menu that features yu sheng salad, golden treasure pockets, baked salt crusted chicken and lucky jie. Hakkasan is also offering a unique cocktail specialty named Cheng Zi which combines two types of rum, mandarin and chocolate. The Lunar New Year menu will be available from January 25 to February 8. hakkasan.com

Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year with a traditional mystical Dragon dance for good luck and prosperity, as well as supplying a 5 star brunch for guests from Wing Lei. Wynn Las Vegas celebrates the Year of the Rat with resort-wide celebratory experiences. The highlight of the festivities will feature the traditional mystical Chinese Dragon dance that symbolizes the spread of good luck and prosperity. The event will take place on January 28 at 6PM. Wynn also pays homage to the Lunar New Year with a Dim Sum Brunch from January 24 through February 1. The Chinese Brunch is sure to be a guest favorite coming from Wing Lei, the only Chinese restaurant in North America that holds a Forbes Five-Star rating. wynnlasvegas.com

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens celebrates Lunar New Year with a display of over 32,000 flowers. Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens celebrates the Year of the Rat with a Lunar New Year display open until mid-March. The display is complete with silk-lantern chandeliers, firecrackers and a gilded representation of the first animal in the Chinese zodiac, the Rat. The exhibit is the result of the collaborative efforts of designer Ed Libby, Bellagio’s horticulture team and Feng Shui Master George Yau. The theme “free flowing fortune” is represented throughout the display and is signified by the blending of elements from Asian and Western ideology. bellagio.mgmresorts.com



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