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2017 Chinese New Year events and specials around Las Vegas

Posted at 1:09 PM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 09:49:42-05

Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Jan. 27-Feb. 28. Check out these events around Las Vegas to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.


Fireworks at The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas
The Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas will celebrate Chinese New Year with a live fireworks show shot off of the North Tower on Jan. 27 at 10:30 p.m. Similar in size and scope to the property’s prior fireworks shows held for New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July, guests will be able to view the fireworks display from inside the iconic glass dome of Oscar’s steakhouse as well as throughout downtown Las Vegas.

Fashion Outlets Lantern Festival 
Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas has planned a special Chinese New Year event for the Year of the Rooster on Saturday, February 11. Savvy travelers and shoppers will have the opportunity to watch a Lion Dance throughout the property from 2-4 p.m. The production is provided by Lohan School of Shaolin, a nonprofit organization. Festive decorations will also be on display along with various in-store events, demonstrations, and giveaways. Las Vegas showgirls will be available throughout the destination to greet and take complimentary photos with guests.

Bellagio Conservatory
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens’ Lunar New Year display honoring the Year of the Rooster was unveiled this week, and will continue to bring good fortune and prosperity to visitors through March 4. Created by renowned event designer Ed Libby, in collaboration with the Bellagio Horticulture team and Feng Shui Master George Yau, the gardens are brought to life with over 20,000 flowers, silk-lantern chandeliers and a stunning preview of the highly anticipated Bellagio by MGM Shanghai resort.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas will celebrate Chinese New Year with a special lion dance in the Baccarat Pit, located on the casino floor, Tuesday, Jan. 31. To ring in the Year of the Rooster, guests can expect to see three lions, four musicians, one happy Buddha and a drum puller, come together for performances in celebration of the Spring Festival. Lion Dance Performance Schedule (Baccarat Pit): 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

6th annual Chinese New Year in the Desert
Chinese New Year is recognized as the most important Chinese holiday and is known as "Spring Festival" in China, "Tet New Year" in Vietnam and "Seol-lal" in Korea. Chinese New Year in the Desert will be held in multiple locations Jan. 27–29, 2017. Participating venues include: Fashion Show Mall, Downtown Container Park, and The LINQ Theater. The sixth annual Chinese New Year in the Desert™ will celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

Join them Jan. 29 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. to celebrate the year of the Rooster. They are celebrating the Chinese New Year with dancing, food, drinks, and lots of toasts! $25 per guest. Call 702-586-2700 for more information.

Chinatown Plaza
Chinatown Plaza, Inc. is hosting its annual "Chinese New Year Celebration" on Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The “Year of the Rooster” celebration will be held at "Chinatown Plaza" located at 4205 Spring Mountain Road. As the largest and most-anticipated Asian cultural event in Southern Nevada, the Chinese New Year Celebration will feature traditional foods, vendor exhibits and entertainment for the entire family. Entertainment will feature the 150-foot long dragon parade, Chinese lion dance, Chinese kung-fu and martial art demonstrations, Chinese acrobat, Chinese tea ceremony demonstration, Japanese Taiko Drummers and Korean dance. Entertainment will be between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. 

Palace Station to host Chinese New Year Lion Dance
In honor of Chinese New Year, Palace Station will welcome a traditional Lion Dance into the property to bring more prosperity and good luck with the Year of the Rooster. For more than 20 years, the Lohan School of Shaolin has performed traditional Lion and Dragon Dances for audiences throughout Southern Nevada. Palace Station is proud to have the school share its lineage and traditions with team members and guests for the Chinese New Year. The Lion Dance will begin at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at the Palace Station Race & Sports Book and proceed through the casino at 2411 W. Sahara Ave.

MGM Resorts International is celebrating Lunar New Year 2017, the Year of the Rooster, with a line-up of festive entertainment, vibrant displays and authentic cuisine.
Dragon & Lion Dances
Dynamic and colorful dragon and lion dances will commemorate the Year of the Rooster at Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand:
ARIA – Saturday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. at the main valet with a processional through the lobby  
MGM Grand – Sunday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. inside the main lobby with a processional through the casino
Bellagio – Monday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the main porte-cochere with a processional through the casino

Band of Brothers to perform at Park Theater
Together as a band for the first time, Chinese pop rock superstars Band of Brothers will celebrate Chinese New Year on the west coast and Lunar New Year on the east coast when they bring their spectacular production to the stages at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Maryland. The Park Theater performance is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. with The Theater at MGM National Harbor set for Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.

City of Las Vegas Cultural Arts
Artists’ Reception Thursday, Jan. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-1012. Local and non-local artists explore the cultural heritage of Chinese New Year for 2017, the Year of the Rooster. In the artwork, each artist is asked to include and highlight the animal associated with the year as well as investigate more information about Chinese heritage. Call 702-229-1012 for appointment and information.
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will celebrate Chinese New Year in traditional style with an extravagant décor, entertainment, and food and beverage offerings. The excitement kicks off at 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 28, with a ceremonial lion dance and eye ceremony. To commemorate the Year of the Rooster, The Venetian and The Palazzo's floral and horticulture team worked with a team of artisans and consulted a feng shui master to create the massive Chinese New Year display.
Dragon Dance and Chinese Cultural Performances
Friday, Jan. 27 and Monday, Jan. 30, 6-9 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29, 1:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Throughout the four-day festival, guests will be taken on a journey around the world as they experience performances by professional dancers from Sichuan dance troupe and local Chinese communities on The LINQ Promenade Fountain Stage. Dragon dance performances by Lohan School of Shaolin will be held nightly at 6 p.m.
Chinese New Year Light Show at the High Roller Observation Wheel 
The High Roller, known as the world’s tallest observation wheel and an iconic landmark in the Las Vegas skyline, will be lit red and gold to mark the beginning of the festivities on the night of Friday, Jan. 27.



The LINQ Promenade
The following discounts will be available during Chinese New Year from Jan. 27-29

·Bella Scarpa and Welcome to LV Store: 10 percent off merchandise.
·Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop: Specialty Chinese New Year-inspired tin of 15 intense dark chocolates ($12.50 each or two for $20).
·Flour & Barley – Brick Oven Pizza: Kung Pao Shrimp Pizza, featuring Kung Pao sauce, mozzarella, roasted peppers and shrimp, garnished with green onions and peanuts ($17.50).
·Sky Shop: Apparel and collectible items available for a limited time only.
·Virgil’s Real Barbeque: Hush puppy samples and a custom drink honoring the year of the rooster with Espolón Blanco Tequila.
·Sprinkles: Year of the rooster cupcakes, as well as cupcakes featuring the Chinese characters for double happiness and longevity.
·Honolulu Cookie Company: 2017 Chinese New Year gift box including 16 cookies of six different flavors, available Friday, Jan. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 11 only at Las Vegas store locations and honolulucookie.com ($17.50).
·O’Sheas: Drink specials including $23 beer pong, draft beers starting at $4 and nightly entertainment.
·TAG Sports Bar and SQUEEZE: Drink specials featuring Tsingtao beer.
Every dish ends in .88 because 8 is a lucky number for the Chinese.
Good Fortune and Potato: $16.88
-Dish description: Sautéed dried oysters with mixed vegetables over creamy potato. Garnished with a lettuce leaf.
Happy New Year: $13.88
-Dish description: Fat choy (black moss) softened in iberico stock and rolled inside cucumber slices. Garnished with an iberico chip and soy vinaigrette
Bountiful Treasure: $20.88
-Dish description: Stewed sea cucumber with scallion, ginger, and oyster chicken stock.
Tied up for the Moment: $13.88
-Dish: Tofu knots cooked in a red braise, wok-fried with shishito chiles, and finished with XO sauce.
Definite Fortune: $18.88
-Dish: Sautéed fresh abalone with edamame bean, wild mushroom, sesame oil and black truffle.
More Things: $18.88
-Dish: A plate including a variety of mini bites/desserts: a small crispy bun filled with apple; a soft dumpling filled with house-made red bean paste and rolled in sesame; an array of candies including ginger, lotus root, wintermelon, and peanuts.
?FÚ ASIAN KITCHEN at Hard Rock Las Vegas
Year of the Rooster specials Jan. 27-Feb. 5 
-Health and Prosperity: Pork tongue and lotus soup ($20)
-Luck Comes Easily: Pork shank stewed with preserved bean curd ($18)
-Prosperous Home: Braised pork belly with Chinese rice wine ($18)
-Gold Pieces: Abalone with supreme sauce ($70)
-Instant Fortune: Steamed chicken ($22)
-Full of Fortune: Oysters with black moss and mushrooms ($22)
Lucky Dragon will kick off Lunar New Year on January 28 with a traditional Chinese lion dance at 6 p.m. to bring good fortune in the Year of the Rooster.
There will be multiple days of giveaways for guests who earn points, including:
-Jan. 30: Lunar New Year calendar giveaway
-Jan. 31: Lunar New Year t-shirt giveaway
-Feb. 1: Tea pot giveaway
-Feb. 2: Chinese knot giveaway
-Feb. 3: Year of the Rooster commemorative plaque giveaway
-Jan. 31 & Feb 2: 8x points on slots


Hakkasan Restaurant
This Chinese New Year, Hakkasan restaurants around the world will celebrate the Year of the Rooster with a limited edition menu, exclusive cocktail and desserts. All 11 Hakkasan restaurants will continue to honor the Chinese wishing tree tradition inspired by the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees in Hong Kong. During this auspicious time, guests will be able to share their hopes for the coming year by writing wishes on beautiful red and gold ribbons, and invited to hang them on the iconic Hakkasan lattice cages. The ribbons featuring a bespoke rooster design by London illustrator Kam Tang and limited edition menu will be available to guests from Jan. 13-Feb. 11. 

Honey Salt welcomes in the Chinese New Year with the first Farm Table dinner of 2017 on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. This Farm Table dinner spotlights creative twists on traditional Chinese New Year fare along with the gathering of friends in a communal dining experience that delights not only the palette, but all of the senses. The Year of the Rooster Farm Table dinner is $54 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Guests can also raise their glasses with an optional wine pairing for an additional $25 per person.

Flour & Barley-Brick Oven Pizza
From Jan. 27-Feb. 2, Flour & Barley - Brick Oven Pizza will be offering the specialty Kung Pao Shrimp Pizza in honor of the holiday. The pizza is hand-crafted with a base of Kung Pao sauce layered with mozzarella, roasted pepper and shrimp, garnished with green onion and peanut. The pizza will be priced at $17.50 and is available for a limited time only—you don’t want to miss out! 

To commemorate the Year of the Rooster, Dragon Noodle Co. will offer a traditional three-course dining experience using authentic Chinese ingredients to wish guests good luck and prosperity for the new year. Available only on Jan. 28, the $28.88 per person menu will feature: 
-Gong hei fat choy: Braised dried oyster and black moss with oyster sauce
-Haha smile: Manila clam with black bean sauce
-Budda delight: Chinese napa, bean thread, black fungus, black moss, snow peas and Chinese mushroom 

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