Chinese New Year Las Vegas

Chinese New Year 2017

Posted On: 01/17/2017

Las Vegas has a vibrant Chinese community and you can find some incredible Chinese New Year celebrations throughout Las Vegas. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster and festivities are set to kick off on January 28. Chinese New Year is a 15-day celebration, so there is plenty of time to see it all! Check out just some of the best Chinese New Year events scheduled in the Las Vegas area:

The LINQ Promenade

The LINQ Promenade is hosting a four-day Chinese New Year festival, Jan 27-30, which features parties, special events, and dragon dances on the Fountain Stage. Authentic dragon dances by a Sichuan dance troupe will be held nightly at 6 pm. The biggest feature of their "Chinese New Year in the Desert" program is the DragonFest Benefit Concert at The LINQ Theater. The DragonFest Benefit Concert showcases a variety of local performers and international Chinese troupes as well as a very special performance by J.D. Miller Middle School. All LINQ events are free and open to the public.

Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

New displays at the Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are always an event and Chinese New Year is no exception. The Bellagio will feature a vibrant Year of the Rooster theme January 8 - March 4, 2017. The conservatory display features tranquil ponds with live Koi fish and a 10-foot animatronic rooster to welcome visitors at the door. The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are open at all times.

The Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino

The Lucky Dragon is the first casino in Las Vegas that truly tries to recreate an authentic Asian gaming experience. The same can be said for their Chinese New Year festivities; this is the casino to go to for a more authentic Chinese New Year. Special events and performances include firecracker shows and dragon dances.

The Las Vegas Chinatown Plaza

The Las Vegas Chinatown Plaza is the only place to get a real traditional Chinese New Year experience as well as a taste of best authentic Asian food in Las Vegas. The Chinatown Plaza has cuisine ranging from Mandarin, Canton, Vietnamese, Hawaiian, and more. Performances include lion and dragon dances, Chinese acrobats & martial artists, and Chinese folk dances. Other activities include arts & craft, calligraphy, and fortune telling. The Chinatown festival is set for February 12.

Traditional Chinese New Year Dragon Dances

Looking for traditional Chinese New Year celebrations in Las Vegas? Traditional dragon dances will be performed throughout Las Vegas:

  • Caesars Palace - Jan. 30 at 10 am.
  • Container Park - Jan. 28 at 11 am to 6 pm.
  • Fashion Show Mall - Jan. 27 at 6:30 pm.
  • LINQ Promenade - Jan. 27 at 6 to 9 pm, Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 at 1:30 to 9 pm, Jan. 30 at 6 to 9 pm.
  • Palace Station - Jan. 30 at 7:15 pm.
  • Venetian - Palazzo - Jan. 28 at 3 pm.


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