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Celebrate 2020 Chinese New Year Events In Las Vegas

Last updated: January 15, 2020 at 11:23 am. Posted by in Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Celebrate 2020 Chinese New Year Events In Las Vegas.

We smell a rat – but wait, it’s a good thing!

Lunar New Year is upon us and we’re stepping into the Year of the Rat. Wondering what Chinese New Year 2020 events in Las Vegas are happening?  Beginning Saturday, Jan. 25, Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas resorts will host nine lively lion dances, each bringing good luck – and good vibes – to the city. At each of the resorts, the lion dance performances will start at the porte cochère and make their way through the casino. Fun, fun, fun for everyone!

Chinese New Year 2020 Events in Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Resorts 

Lion dancers at The Linq Promenade - Chinese New Years 2020 Events in Las Vegas

What ya looking at? Just kidding! We don’t mind. Photo courtesy of The LINQ Promenade.

In addition to the lion dances, you’ll see all the elaborate, festive decorations in the lobby and common areas like hanging lanterns, banners, firecrackers and floral arrangements.

Here is the full schedule:

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 Events in Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade.

The LINQ Promenade

From Jan. 25 through Feb. 8, you can see a Lucky Lion Dance Thursday through Sunday at 6 p.m. You’ll find them roaming around next to the fountains. There will be another performance at The LINQ Hotel + Expereience on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Chinese New Year special at The LINQ Promenade: Stop by Honolulu Cookie Company and mention “Happy New Year” for a free cookie. What a sweet treat!

Red dragon for Chinese New Year at The Forum Shops in Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Now that’s what we call a dragon. Photo courtesy of The Forum Shops.

Caesars Palace 

On Jan. 25 starting at 5 p.m., Caesars Palace starts its lion dance at its porte cochère. From here, you can follow the lions through Palace Court, Beijing Noodle No. 9, Bacchanal Buffet and ending at MR CHOW.

Chinese New Year special at Caesars Palace: In honor of the Year of the Rat, enjoy a selection of festive dishes and fresh seafood at multiple restaurants, including Beijing Noodle No. 9, MR CHOW and the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet.

Don’t forget to snap a photo with the red dragon at The Forum Shops while you’re here. This impressive 950-pound steel Chinese dragon is quite the display. It features more than 30,000 red and amber LED lights and measures an astounding 22 feet long, six feet wide and 12 feet tall. According to Chinese mythology, the dragon symbolizes power, strength and good luck. You can find this majestic creature just steps away from the casino entrance, near the gift shop.

Lion Dancers perform at the LINQ Promenade during Chinese New Year in Las Vegas

Lion Dancers perform at The LINQ Promenade during Chinese New Year. Photo courtesy of The LINQ Promenade.

Catch The Other Lion Dance Times

The Chinese New Year festivities don’t stop at The LINQ Promenade and Caesars Palace. You’ll also find them at the following hotels:

Saturday, Jan. 25

Saturday, Feb. 1

Wednesday, Feb. 5

While you’re here for Lunar New Year, check out more fun things to do in Vegas.

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