Lunar New Year Events

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Lunar New Year - Las Vegas Events

Lunar New Year is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. It is the most important holiday in China, and it is also widely celebrated in South Korea, Vietnam, and countries with a significant overseas Chinese population.

Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year - Not the Same

Chinese New Year goes beyond the commonly-known animal zodiac system and incorporates other cultural and religious elements from ancient Chinese culture.

Other cultures may celebrate on the first instead of the second new moon after the winter solstice. 

Here are some examples of how other countries and cultures may celebrate the Lunar New Year: 

Korea: Children bow to the elders and receive money for next year’s health and wisdom. Korean dumplings, rice cakes, and glass noodles are often found on the dinner table.

Vietnam: In addition to dressing up in traditional garments, many families pray at temples for good fortune. Featured dishes include pickled scallions and candied fruits. Did you know the Zodiac animals aren’t always the same? Learn more about the Vietnamese Zodiac.

Philippines: It’s customary to wear polka dots on Lunar New Year because the round shape stands for prosperity and good fortune! You will also find round fruits on the dining table too.

The Year of the Dragon – 2024

The Chinese zodiac, with its 12-year cycle, identifies the Year of the Dragon as fortunate and potent. People born in this year are charming, self-assured, and have leadership qualities. The Wood Dragon, linked to 2024, is cooperative, upbeat, and understanding

Lunar New Year Events in Las Vegas

Chinese New Year Events in Las Vegas

The Year of the Dragon begins February 10, 2024

Lunar New Year Celebration at Las Vegas City Hall 

Wednesday, February 7, 9am – 10am 
Las Vegas City Hall 

Please join us at the Las Vegas City Hall as we usher in the Year of the Dragon! Don’t miss the lion dance blessing performed by the Lohan School of Shaolin! Put on your best ethnic attire! Let us commemorate the rich history and celebrate the most important holiday of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Lunar New Year Parade

Friday, February 9, 6pm 
Downtown Summerlin, Park Centre Drive

This free event is always spectacular and worth fighting a bit of a crowd. 

Lion Dance at The Strat

Saturday, February 10, 3pm

The Lohan School of Shaolin will perform a traditional lion dance on the casino floor. 

Palace Station Lion Dance 

Saturday, February 10, 5pm 
Lion dance performance at the North Valet Entrance. 

Lunar New Year Celebration at M Resort

Saturday, February 10, 6pm 
M Resort and Casino 

Celebrate Lunar New Year at M Resort. Kick off the Year of the Dragon with performances by the Lohan School of Shaolin including a traditional Lion Dance. The dance will start inside the hotel lobby and continue through the casino floor.
This event is free to attend.

Dragon and Lion Dance at Resorts World

Saturday, February 10, 6pm

Durango Casino 

All Stations Casinos will host lion dancers and display Lunar New Year decor. 

Saturday, February 10, 8pm 

Dancers will be in the Hotel Porte-Cochere

 

Lunar New Year Vegas Golden Knights Game 

Monday, February 12, 630pm
T-Mobile Arena 

Join your 2023 Stanley Cup Champions, the Vegas Golden Knights in the celebration of the Year of The Dragon! A special Lunar New Year ticket package is now available which includes an exclusive VGK Year of the Dragon Blanket. Ticket packages are available starting at $80/each for groups of up to 8 guests (while supplies last). Tickets must be purchased through the package link to qualify for merchandise. Groups of 10 or more looking to be seated together are welcome to explore ticket packages by reaching out to Cindy Yang at cyang@vegasgoldenknights.com or (702) 954-4968. 

Green Valley Ranch Lion Dance

Monday, February 12, 5pm 
The lion dancers will be performing at the entrance to the high-limit table games. 

Red Rock Casino Lion Dance 

Monday, February 12, 7pm
Entrance to Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill 

13th Annual CNY Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

Wednesday, February 15, 5pm
Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

You are cordially invited to the official 13th Annual CNY in the Desert™ kick-off and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Entertainment consists of the “Dotting of the lions’ eyes” ritual performances. VIP Guests to be announced soon!

Dragon and Lion Dance at Rampart Casino

Friday, February 16, 9pm 

Annual Spring Festival Parade 

Saturday, February 17, 9am 
Fremont East Entertainment District

Announcers’ stage and limited bleacher seating will be provided on 8th & Fremont by the City of Las Vegas.

Parade After Party, 12pm – 3pm
Downtown Container Park 

Enjoy festivities after the parade including vendors and entertainment. 

Spring Festival 

Sunday, February 18, 11am – 2pm
Desert Breeze Community Center 

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with performances, arts & crafts, food truck vendors, community resources, workshops, and games. The event will open with a lion dance. 

Lunar New Year at Uncommons LV

Saturday, February 17, 3pm – 8pm
Uncommons LV

Celebrate Lunar New Year at UnCommons on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 3 to 8 p.m. Partake in the AAPI’s festival of events, which will include an Asian Night Market with an eclectic array of vendors offering street food, artisanal crafts, and live entertainment; traditional dragon dance and performances; as well as a Squid Game themed area with DIY activities of wishing trees and red envelopes for all to experience. 

Fashion Show Mall 

Gather friends and family to enjoy a celebration of new beginnings and join us January 19th – February 23rd for:

• Interactive lantern decor

• Gift with purchase offer – spend $350 and get a Red Rumi bag

• Lucky Red Envelopes filled with exclusive shopping and dining offers and a chance to recieve an FSLV gift card.*

• Lion’s Dance and Lantern Celebration Schedule Sunday, February 18 | 12:00PM – 2:00PM Location The Great Hall

 

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Infinite Prosperity: The Year of the Dragon

The display includes a 30-f00t-tall replica of the Temple of Six Banyan Tree. The display also includes a ginormous pearl, waterfall, the Chinese God of Wealth, and money trees with 88 I-Changh each. Don’t miss the 44-foot dragon puppet to ward off evil spirits. 

The display features more than 23,000 flowers and 8,000 hand-made and hand-placed scales on the dragon. 

You can enjoy the Lunar New Year display at the Bellagion Conservatory until March 2, 2024. 

Venetian Las Vegas

The resort will host Lunar New Year events beginning February 1, 2023.

The Grand Canal Shoppes will feature a Golden Dragon art installation with a 34-foot-long dragon that breathes smoke. This installation is near Louis Vuitton. 

You may also enjoy the red lantern display near Smith & Wollensky. 

 

The 13th Annual Chinese New Year in the Desert Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, February 15, 530pm
St. Marks Square
The ceremony will feature a lion blessing and cultural performances. 

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