Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to celebrate the Year of the Rat during Chinese New Year with a vibrant display from January 11, 2020 – March 7, 2020.
The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens radiate hues of gold and red with picture-perfect botanical creations made from flowers, seeds, silks and plants. The centerpiece of the Conservatory is a gilded gold rat that sits on gold ingot bowls – a symbol of wealth and prosperity – atop a golden staircase. Four golden rats are seen frolicking up the staircase bringing more ingot bowls. Two grand 20-foot gold coin trees stand tall on both sides of the garden symbolizing prosperity.
The conservatory is always open, and always free.
This display is available through March 7, 2020.
Dragon & Lion Dance at Bellagio
Monday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
The dance will begin at the main porte cochere with a processional through the casino.
This is a free event.
The Waterfall Atrium at The Venetian and The Palazzo
On display at The Venetian and Palazzo’s Waterfall Atrium and Gardens is an installation of a colossal golden rat sculpture. The 2,000-pound golden rodent stands 16 feet tall and is surrounded by green gardens brightly blooming with red and orange bromeliads, red calandiva, golden yellow chrysanthemums and red and yellow orchids. There are also nine smaller versions of the rat placed throughout the waterfall atrium and the resorts’ lobbies in honor of the Lunar New Year.
On view: January 15 – March 4, 2020
This is s a free event
Ceremonial Dragon & Lion Dance at the Venetian
The dance begins at The Venetian’s lavish Porte Cochere, making its way through The Venetian lobby and casino, into The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, through The Palazzo casino, lobby and end in the upper Palazzo Porte Cochere. The colorful spectacle will feature a parade of dancers and musicians dressed in elaborate costumes playing authentic music.
January 25, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. This event is free.
ARIA Las Vegas
In honor of the Year of the Rat, the main lobby at ARIA Resort and Casino will delight visitors with celebratory decorations including a 196-foot dragon, hanging from the lobby’s ceiling and weaving its way around a spectacular money tree made up of 88 golden coins symbolizing wealth and good fortune with rats surrounding the base of the tree and atop bright floral obelisks inside the Main Lobby. Throughout the resort, guests also will more than 50 spectacular floral arrangements, kumquat citrus trees with lucky money envelopes, a giant Rat at the entrance to the Baccarat Lounge and a special Buddha garden at North Valet.
The Year of the Rat decor is on display through February 10, 2020. This is a free event.
Dragon Dance at the Aria
Sunday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. This is a free event.
MGM Grand Las Vegas
To celebrate of the Year of the Rat, the main lobby at MGM Grand Las Vegas is transformed into a Lunar New Year spectacle with a vibrant display featuring the iconic Leo the Lion surrounded by eight panda bears and eye-catching floral décor. The displays will abound with over 4,000 live plants, including 1,400 yellow chrysanthemums, each plant selected for its special meaning in Chinese culture. The resort will be adorned with yellow and red-colored flowers, bamboo for good luck and money trees offering blessings of wealth and good fortune.
On view: From January 15 – February 4, 2020 This event is free.
Dragon & Lion Dance at the MGM Grand
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at the main porte cochere with a processional through the casino.
Hakkasan Las Vegas
Throughout Chinese history, people have celebrated Lunar New Year with auspicious foods that are rich with symbolic meaning and are thought to attract good fortune in the coming year. In accordance with this longstanding tradition, Hakkasan will offer a prix-fixe menu that features lucky ingredients, with highlights like the following:
- Yu sheng salad: a fish salad with cured Scottish salmon and plum sauce; the Chinese word for “fish” and “abundance” are homonyms, symbolizing a bountiful year ahead
- Golden treasure pockets: fried dumplings with abalone and wild mushrooms; dumplings, which resemble ancient currency, and abalone, long a prized ingredient in Chinese culture, both signify wealth
- Baked salt crusted chicken: a preparation of chicken that originated in the Ming dynasty; in Chinese, “chicken” is pronounced similarly to “luck”
- Lucky jie: a dessert made with salted caramel ganache, chili and cocoa; the dessert resembles a lucky Chinese knot and incorporates mandarin, a fruit that represents gold and fortune
To further celebrate Lunar New Year, Hakkasan will also offer a unique cocktail specially developed for the holiday: Cheng Zi, which means orange in Chinese, combines two types of rum, mandarin and chocolate for a drink that is both delicious and festive. The Lunar New Year menu will be available at Hakkasan from January 25 to February 8 for $98 per person. All items on the prix-fixe menu will also be available to order à la carte.
McKay is head to Hakkasan to try this special menu on January 27. Be sure to check out the stories on our Instagram and Facebook.
Chinese New Year at Grand Canal Shoppes
Celebrate the 9th Annual Chinese New Year in the Desert at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. Kick-off the Year of the Rat with 4 days celebrations starting Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Thursday, Jan. 23 and Friday, Jan. 24
The Wishing Tree Red Envelope Activation | 2:00, 3:00 & 5:00 p.m.
Lion Dance at The Sky Garden | 6:00 p.m
Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26
Traditional Fan Dancers (Saturday only) | 12 noon
The Wishing Tree Red Envelope Activation | 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Traditional Chinese Drummers | 5:00 p.m.
Lion Dance at The Sky Garden | 6:00 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public.
Chinese New Year at Great Hall
Fashion Show Mall
Celebrate Lunar New Year at Fashion Show with a cultural performance of a lifetime. Walk through the history and beauty of Chinese New Year through dragons, lions, modern & traditional dances, lantern garden & much more!
Jan. 25 – Feb. 8th – Lantern Garden Light Show, everyday at 2 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm
January 26th – Chinese New Year Celebration at 2:00 p.m.
February 1st – East Meets West Runway Show
All events are free and open to the public.
Chinese New Year at The Shops at Crystals
The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas celebrates the Year of the Rat in a glamorous way. Beginning Friday, Jan. 17. on display in the common area will be a Golden Dragon measuring 25-feet tall and 55-feet long. The Chinese New Year Dragon weighs 3,000 pounds and is illuminated by more than 28,000 LED light points.
On view: starting Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
Witness the largest Yusheng Noodle Toss in the US and watch a traditional Chinese Lion Dance performance in the mall common area from acclaimed Martial Arts Studio and America’s Got Talent finalists Yau Kung Moon. A traditional blessing by a monk will take place during a private celebration wishing everyone good luck, health and fortune in the new year.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Yusheng Noodle Toss
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lion Dance
1:30 p.m. Blessing Ceremony
These events are on January 26 and are free.
The Meadows School Chinese New Year Parade
To celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Rat, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace welcome students from The Meadows School to perform traditional dragon parade throughout The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The cast of singers and dancers includes 120 students from The Meadows School.
The parade will originate on the Fortuna Terrace near the giant, illuminated Chinese Dragon. A legendary creature in Chinese mythology and folklore, the dragon is a traditional symbol of power, strength, and good luck.
Event Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Free
Downtown Summerlin Lunar New Year Celebrations
Celebrate the Year of the Rat at Downtown Summerlin on Saturday, January 25th, at 6pm with a host of activities that will include:
Dragon & Lion Dance with Percussion Ensemble
Traditional Fan Dancers
Lucky red envelopes randomly filled with chocolate gold coins, and gift cards
These events are free and open to the public.