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Chinese New Year to ring throughout Las Vegas

A guide to the vivid displays and special entertainment among the many commemorations of the Chinese New Year in Las Vegas:

 Displays

  • A vibrant, 22-foot-long dragon at the Forum Shops at Caesars is adorned in 30,000 flickering red and amber LED lights.
  • A gilded gold rat sits on gold ingot bowls atop a golden staircase among the creations framed by two 20-foot gold coin trees at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens through March 7.
  • More than 4,000 live plants, including 1,400 yellow chrysanthemums, and playful panda bears surround the MGM Grand’s lion.
  • The Shops at Crystals is displaying a 25-foot-tall and 55-foot-long custom-designed golden dragon with 28,000 LED lights.
  • Spectacular 45-foot-long silk dragons hang above 7,000 orange, yellow and red mums, begonias and calandivas in the main atrium on Wynn Las Vegas.

Entertainment

  • Chinese New Year in the Desert features the ninth annual Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 25 in downtown Las Vegas.
    • The Venetian and The Palazzo will host a Chinese fan dance at noon on Jan. 25, followed by the annual eye-dotting ceremony and ceremonial lion dance at 3 p.m. and CNY in the Desert’s opening at 6 p.m. Live entertainment Jan. 23-26 surrounds the new Wishing Tree installation in the Shoppes in the Palazzo tower.
  • Fashion Show Las Vegas will host two hours of cultural performances designed by Entertainment Plus Productions at 2 p.m. on Jan. 26.
  • Caesars Entertainment will host lion dances and feature elaborate decorations throughout nine resorts.
    •Yau Kung Moon, the first U.S. team to compete in the 1990 Invitational World Lion Dance Festival in Malaysia, will perform at 2 p.m. Jan. 25, at MGM Grand; 5 p.m. Jan. 25, at Park MGM; 4 p.m. Jan. 26, at Aria; and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Bellagio.
    • For the 24thconsecutive year, The Forum Shops at Caesars will welcome 120 Meadows School students to perform the traditional dragon parade on Jan. 29.
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