The Venetian Resort ushers in Chinese New Year with Year of the Ox art installation

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 16:41:17-05

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas invites guests to celebrate Chinese New Year with a photo-worthy art installation, special food and beverage menus, and retail offerings for the holiday.

To commemorate the Year of the Ox, the resort’s floral and horticulture team worked with artisans to create the feature animal of the custom display, which stands 13 feet tall and is surrounded by IChing coins displaying the symbols for prosperity, good health, happiness, and luck.

The colossal ox is female and named Alessandra Heng. The name Alessandra pays tribute to her Italian home and means “defender of mankind”. Her surname means “steady and persistent.” The ox is the second animal in the Chinese zodiac and is known as intelligent, honest, and reliable.

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The element for the Year of the Ox is metal, which is represented by her metallic gold horns, tail, nose, and hooves, and the gold armor on her legs.

Celebrate the Year of the Ox with lunar libations at The Cocktail Collective bars, each offering one Chinese New Year cocktail exclusive to its location:

- The Dorsey: The Yang made with St. Remy VSOP, Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, Maraschino, lime and orange

- Rosina: Good Fortune made with Remy XO, Mount Gay XO Rum, Angostura bitters and cane syrup

- Electra Cocktail Club: Spring Festival made with Gin, fresh pineapple juice, coconut, lime, and a dash of cream

Additionally, guests who order Electra’s signature Chinese New Year cocktail will receive a custom red envelope with a complimentary offer to return to and try either Rosina, The Dorsey or Electra’s specialty Chinese New Year cocktail, available Feb. 12 through Feb. 28.

Mott 32, with its award-winning Asian cuisine, is offering a special menu to celebrate Chinese New Year. The a la carte menu features whole Maine lobster, pan fried prawn, and other traditional Chinese delicacies.

This menu is available from Feb. 11 through Feb. 14.

Chef David Chang’s Majordomo Meat & Fish is also getting in on the Lunar New Year celebration with a special menu that includes Dungeness crab, Wagyu ribeye cap, whole fried snapper, and the longevity lo mein that includes two pounds of lobster.

Restaurant reservations are required. Party size is limited to four per table. Masks are required unless actively eating or drinking.

To make a reservation, visit their website or call 844-219-1026. Seating at all restaurants has been arranged to allow for physical distancing and state-mandated capacity limits. Space is limited and availability is not guaranteed.

Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort is celebrating Lunar New Year with a magical new experience at its Wishing Tree art installation.

Guests can add a personal wish to the wishing tree by scanning a QR code with their smartphone, unlocking an Instagram filter that uses voice-activated technology for the guest to say their wish and watch it fly to the tree where it will live virtually with all the other wishes.

Additionally, guests will be delighted by another photo opportunity – a sparkling gold dragon in the luxury wing next to Louis Vuitton.

Visit the luxury shopping destination from Feb. 5 through Feb. 21 to receive a Chinese New Year-inspired gift with purchase that includes a $25 dining voucher and Grand Canal Shoppes red leather key chain with a collectable Year of the Ox charm after showing $200 worth of same day receipts.

This offer can be redeemed Friday – Sunday from 1 – 6 p.m. at the North Canal Turnaround. Click here for more info.