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Chinese New Year in Las Vegas

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The Year Of The Dragon Is Set To Begin In Las Vegas
Chinese New Year in Las Vegas
Chinese New year is January 23, 2012 and you can bet on plenty of celebration in Las Vegas. Where you will be depends on just how serious you are about ringing in the Chinese New Year.

The Palazzo Las Vegas
Beginning January 23, 2012 the Palazzo will transform the Waterfall and Atrium into the home of a 128 foot dragon that will breathe fire twice daily from January 23rd through February 5th. The good luck that surrounds the dragon is meant to aid in bringing you wealth and prosperity in 2012.

You can also expect to see Chinese New Year decor throughout both the Palazzo and the Venetian resorts.

A few highlights of the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Palazzo and The Venetian:

  • Monday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m., a ceremonial dragon dance complete with firecrackers and eye painting ceremony will begin at The Venetian porte cochere, making its way through The Palazzo.
  • The west garden will be complete with rocks, plants and metals representing earth elements while the east garden will embody water elements with live orange Koi fish and one black fish to represent Yin and Yang, the ancient Chinese philosophy of polar opposites being interconnected and interdependent.
  • The gardens and entrances to both The Venetian and The Palazzo will be adorned with fresh bamboo, citrus trees and 15-foot floral arrangements of tangerines, bromeliads and orchids. Nine traditional I-Ching coins, representing an abundance of wealth, will surround the dragon and Lalique statues of The Palazzo. Six-foot-tall, hand-loomed brocade silk and jade gold and red lanterns will be suspended from the atrium ceilings signifying the lives of those around to always be bright.
  • The one-of-a-kind, 8,000-pound dragon will be perched amidst the ground fountain and breathe fire from Jan. 23 through Feb. 5 at 1 and 5 p.m. (2 p.m. on Chinese New Year Day following the dragon dance).

Monte Carlo Hotel - Dragon Noodle Co & Sushi Chinese New Year's Menu
Gong Hei Fat Choy - Braised dried oyster and black moss with oyster sauce
Ha Ha Smile - Manila clam with black bean sauce
Budda Delight – a choice of either:
Chinese napa, bean thread, black fungus or Black moss, snow peas and Chinese mushrooms

The menu is $29 per guest, plus tax and service fee.

Caesars Palace
Chinese Mandopop star Wakin Chau will perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on January 28, 29 in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Also, Lion dances will take place on the Las Vegas strip on January 27 at 5 p.m. at Harrah’s Las Vegas, 6:15 p.m. at Imperial Palace Las Vegas, 7 p.m. at Flamingo Las Vegas and 10 p.m. at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. On January 28 at noon at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 1 p.m. at Paris Las Vegas, 2 p.m. at Bally’s Las Vegas and 5 p.m. at Caesars Palace.

China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan
Chinese New Year at China Poblano is offering a Taste The Year of The Dragon featuring items such as Happy Family Jiazo, the Golden Dragon featuring a live Maine lobster and a crispy chicken called the Fire Phoenix. You'll have to have the Green Tea Sour or the China Paloma to help you ease into the Chinese New Year.

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