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Enjoy 2019 Chinese New Year Events In Las Vegas

Last updated: January 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Posted by in Caesars Palace, The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Enjoy 2019 Chinese New Year Events In Las Vegas.

In honor of the Lunar New Year, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts celebrate the Year of the Pig with a bang. In Vegas, you’ll enjoy everything from festive performances to dining offers and traditional lion dances.

See what’s happening for Chinese New Year in Vegas for 2019.

Chinese New Year Lion Dancers

Ring in the Year of the Dog with lion dances and more. Photo by Jennifer Whitehair / Total Vegas Blog

Chinese New Year Lion Dances

Lions and lions and lions, oh my! If you’ve never witnessed a lion dance celebration in Vegas, now’s the year to do it. The dancers get fun and interactive with the crowds. Plus, you can be their paparazzi and follow them throughout the hotel and snap some great stories for your social media.

Each lion dance performance starts at the hotel’s porte cochère and makes its way through the casino.

Catch the Chinese New Year lion dances at the following times from Friday, Feb. 8 through Wednesday, Feb. 13.:

Friday, Feb. 8:

  • 2 p.m.: The Cromwell
  • 2:45 p.m.: Flamingo Las Vegas
  • 3:45 p.m.: Harrah’s Las Vegas
  • 5 p.m.: The LINQ Hotel & Casino

Saturday, Feb. 9:

  • 12 p.m.: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
  • 1 p.m.:  Paris Las Vegas
  • 2 p.m.:  Bally’s Las Vegas
  • 5 p.m.:  Caesars Palace

Wednesday, Feb. 13:

  • 6 p.m.: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
950-pound Chinese dragon display for the Chinese New Year at the Caesars Forum Shops

This dragon stays lit: A giant LED dragon greets visitors to the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Photo courtesy of The Forum Shops.

The Forum Shops inside Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Shop ‘til you drop and see a magic dragon while you’re at it.

This dragon may not fly in the sky, but it’s just as impressive. Head to The Forum Shops inside Caesars Palace Las Vegas and see the 950-pound Chinese dragon display. Covered in more than 30,000 red and amber LED lights, this beautiful steel structure is a whopping 22 feet long, six feet wide and 12 feet tall.

According to Chinese mythology and folklore, the dragon symbolizes power, strength and good luck. You can find the dragon just steps away from the casino entrance, near the gift shop. See the fiery red dragon now through the end of February.

To really get into the spirit of Chinese New Year, local elementary school students (a total of 120 singers and dancers) will perform a traditional dragon parade on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m.

You can also pick up a Chinese New Year brochure with special retail offers, located at The Forum Shops guest service area and The Forum Shops valet.

Beijing Duck at MR CHOW - Las Vegas Chinese New Year celebrations

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Beijing Duck at MR CHOW. Photo by Chris Andrade/Cashman Photo.

Dining at Caesars Palace

If all that shopping at The Forum Shops worked up your appetite, you’re in luck: various restaurants inside Caesars Palace Las Vegas offer distinct dishes in honor of Chinese New Year. These include Beijing Noodle No. 9, Tiger Wok & Ramen, MR CHOW and the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade

See who’s the real Lion King. Photo courtesy of The LINQ Promenade.

The LINQ Promenade

If you haven’t celebrated Chinese New Year at The LINQ Promenade yet, you’re in for a real treat. It’s no wonder why it attracts thousands of people each year. The four-day Spring Festival kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. Don’t forget to stop and snap a pic of the 550-foot-tall High Roller wheel at 6 p.m., which will shine bright in red, orange and yellow in honor of Chinese New Year.

The LINQ Promenade offers awesome picture-worthy shots with traditional Chinese lanterns, as well as 12 selfie photo stops featuring all of the zodiac signs.

The LINQ Promenade hosts performances for the Chinese New Year

See cultural performances nightly. Photo courtesy of The LINQ Promenade.

The LINQ Promenade will also host live cultural performances throughout the week, such as nightly lion dances starting at 6 p.m. There will also be drum performances and a show by the Nevada Ballet. Catch these nightly performances at The LINQ Promenade from 6 – 9 p.m. from Wednesday, Feb. 6 through Saturday, Feb. 9.

There will also be prize drawings from several restaurants and retail shops. Satisfy your sweet tooth at The Honolulu Cookie Company. Here you’ll find a 2019 Year of the Pig gift box complete with delicious shortbread cookies.

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