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Lunar New Year in Las Vegas: A guide to events and exhibits

Updated January 26, 2023 - 12:28 pm

Lunar New Year begins Jan. 22. Here is a guide to some events and exhibits around the Las Vegas Valley celebrating the Year of the Rabbit.

Bellagio

The Bellagio Conservatory’s Lunar New Year exhibit features 45,600 flowers, a 32-foot-tall medallion honoring the Year of the Water Rabbit, 88 I-Ching coins on a gold money tree, koi fish, hanging jade talismans, a birdcage with zebra finches and more, on display 24 hours daily through March 4. On Jan. 28, Yau Kung Moon will perform dragon and lion dance at 1 p.m. at the main valet. bellagio.com

Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment resorts feature decorations in the lobby and common areas, floral arrangements, hanging lanterns and more, through Feb. 5. Lion dances will be performed Jan. 27 at noon at The Cromwell, 1 p.m. at the Flamingo, 2 p.m. at The Linq, 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Las Vegas and 5 p.m. at the Rio. On Jan. 28, performances will be at noon at Planet Hollywood Resort, 1 p.m. at Paris Las Vegas, 2 p.m. at Horseshoe and 5 p.m. at Caesars Palace. caesars.com

CNY in the Desert

The annual Chinese New Year in the Desert presents the Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade on Jan. 28. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Fremont East Entertainment District in downtown Las Vegas. The parade after-party will be noon to 3:30 p.m. at Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. cnyinthedesert.com

Desert Breeze Spring Festival

The Spring Festival will celebrate the Lunar New Year with a lion dance, performances, arts and crafts, food trucks, workshops, games and more, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 29 at Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Admission is free. clarkcountynv.gov/parks

Fashion Show mall

The mall celebrates the Year of the Rabbit with festive decor and a lantern light show available through Feb. 5, along with special offers by select retailers. fslv.com

Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

The Shoppes features photo opportunities at the Golden Dragon art installation with an illuminated smoke-breathing dragon. The installation is located on Level 2 between Louis Vuitton and Kate Spade New York through Feb. 5. A red lantern display is located near Smith & Wollensky through Feb. 20. Free cultural performances by folkloric dancers will take place at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27-29. grandcanalshoppes.com

JW Marriott/Rampart Casino

Rampart Casino offers festive decor, dining specials and giveaways through Feb. 7. A lion dance performance on the casino floor starts at 9 p.m. Jan. 27. Guests are invited to fill red envelopes and feed romaine lettuce to the lion during the traditional ceremony. theresortatsummerlin.com

Related: 8 lucky places to eat in Las Vegas for Chinese New Year

M Resort

The resort presents a lion and dragon dance performance at 6 p.m. Jan. 28. The show will start in the hotel lobby and travel throughout the casino floor. The performance will feature a 63-foot dragon, dancers from the Lohan School of Shaolin, a Buddha and musicians. themresort.com

MGM Resorts International

Yau Kung Moon will perform Chinese dragon and lion dances at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at Aria’s main valet, 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at Bellagio’s main valet, 5 p.m. Jan. 28 at the MGM Grand’s main porte-cochere and at 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ east side resort doors near Starbucks. mgmresorts.com

Palms

The resort will celebrate the Lunar New Year with dining specials, and three lion dance performances (about 18 to 20 minutes each) beginning at 5 p.m. Jan. 28. palms.com

Resorts World

The Resorts World Theatre features a performance by Leehom Wang at 5 p.m. Jan. 28, tickets start at $113 at axs.com. rwlasvegas.com

Station Casinos

The Red Rock Resort will present a traditional lion dance at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 starting at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, before roaming throughout the casino floor. stationcasinos.com

The Venetian

The Waterfall Atrium and Gardens’ Lunar New Year installation features a 16-foot and 700-pound rabbit surrounded by lush greenery and gold coins to represent prosperity. venetianlasvegas.com

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