The Year of the Tiger Roars Through Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS – Lunar New Year and the Year of the Tiger will be celebrated in spectacular fashion this February in Las Vegas. Resorts throughout the destination commemorate the occasion with an array of festive décor, vibrant and authentic experiences, and decadent culinary offerings.
Resorts throughout the destination will present vibrant lion dances, inviting visitors to be a part of the festive experience. The schedule is as follows:
Friday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3 at noon
Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 at noon
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.
Décor and Experiences
ARIA Resort & Casino celebrates the Lunar New Year with a main lobby that has been embellished with festive décor to honor the Year of the Tiger, including a hand-sculpted solid chocolate tiger and a 196-foot dragon that weaves its way around a money tree made of 88 golden coins symbolizing wealth and good fortune. ARIA also features spectacular floral arrangements throughout the resort, as well as celebratory décor at Din Tai Fung and a special Buddha Garden at its North Valet.
Bellagio Resort & Casino presents a festive Lunar New Year display at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On display through Saturday, March 5, the “Eye of the Tiger” installation was designed to bring prosperity and luck to all who visit, using the ancient practice of Feng Shui to create a serene environment. Made of more than 5,700 plants, the display is complete with lotus flowers, gold coins, silk-lantern chandeliers, and an 8,000-pound golden representation of the Tiger.
Caesars Palace celebrates the Year of the Tiger with elaborate decorations in its lobby and common areas, including hanging lanterns, banners, firecrackers, and floral arrangements.
Chinese New Year in the Desert™ returns to Las Vegas for its 11th consecutive year Thursday, Feb. 3 to Sunday, Feb. 6, celebrating the Year of the Tiger with several festivities. Its Spring Festival Parade will bring gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes and more to Fourth Street between Gass and Ogden avenues on Saturday, Feb. 5. Other events include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, gala dinners, and a kickoff feast with traditional dance performances.
Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas has several festivities planned to celebrate Lunar New Year. Traditional fan dancers will perform daily from Tuesday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 6, delighting shoppers at St. Mark’s Square at 3 p.m. and the Sky Garden at 3:30 p.m. Visitors can also enjoy photo opportunities throughout, including a dazzling 34-foot-long golden dragon art installation located next to Louis Vuitton in the luxury wing and a lantern display near Smith & Wollensky. Visitors can also observe a special lion blessing on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m., as new retailers in the shops receive a cultural blessing for good fortune for the year.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino celebrates Lunar New Year from Friday, Jan. 28 to Tuesday, Feb. 15 with vibrant displays including floral décor, playful panda bears surrounding its front desk, and its iconic lion encircled by bright florals, live plants, trees, and red lanterns. The hotel and casino will also be adorned with yellow and red flowers, money trees, and banners offering blessings of wealth and good fortune.
Resorts World Las Vegas celebrates Lunar New Year with festive décor throughout the expansive resort. The eye-catching decorations include special Lunar New Year-themed animations of larger-than-life blossoming money trees, all projected on its 50-foot LED Globe inside The District dining and shopping area.
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas has transformed its waterfall atrium and gardens for Lunar New Year. A partnership between the resort’s floral and horticulture team, artisans and a feng shui master, the Year of the Tiger installation features a grand tiger, weighing 1,500 pounds and standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet long.
Wynn Las Vegas commemorates the Year of the Tiger with festive décor throughout the resort, including gold-leafed tiger sculptures and hanging grand silk dragons in the Wynn Atrium.
Beijing Noodle No. 9 at Caesars Palace, offering Northern Chinese in an elegant atmosphere, will offer Lunar New Year specials in addition to its extensive and authentic menu of noodles, soups, and handmade dumplings.
China Poblano inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year with a special menu, available Tuesday, Feb. 1 to Friday, Feb. 11. Items include the Lucky Vegetable, with wok-roasted beans tossed with scallions, chile de arbol, wine, and daikon finished with house made XO sauce; Scallop and Pork Siu Mai, with bay scallop, pork, bamboo, and shiitake; and Salt-Cured Duck Bao, a steamed bao with salt-cured duck breast, pickled vegetable, and house-made hoisin sauce. Dishes can be complemented with the Tiger King, an exclusive cocktail made with Dewar’s White Label scotch, Dolin dry vermouth, Ganbei Baijiu, lemon, and Chinese 5-spice. Each dish is meant to bring wealth and prosperity into and throughout the entire year.
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino celebrates Chinese New Year with special menu items at Ping Pang Pong, which offers a dim sum experience and a variety of authentic Chinese dishes. Celebratory items include a Golden Fortune New Year Sweet Rice Cake, symbolizing ascending prosperity, health, and peace for the new year; as well as Good Luck Cookies and a Koi Fish-Shaped Coconut Pudding dish to bring diners good fortune. Visitors can also ring in Lunar New Year with festive Chinese cuisine at the hotel’s Noodle Exchange noodle bar. All Chinese New Year offerings are available from Friday, Jan. 21 to Friday, Feb. 4.
Several MGM Resorts International restaurants are celebrating the Year of the Tiger with festive menus and specials, including a prix-fixe menu at Hakkasan Restaurant at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino featuring Wok-Fry Wild Seabass, a Xingfu Dim Sum Trio and Salt-Crusted Fortune Baked Chicken. Other dining highlights include a traditional Dim Sum brunch at Jasmine inside Bellagio Resort & Casino, Hainanese Style Half Chicken at Lemongrass inside ARIA Resort & Casino, Fresh Abalone with Sea Cucumber at Blossom inside ARIA Resort & Casino, and Japanese Uni Sashimi at Morimoto inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
Chef Kris Yenbamroomg’s Night + Market at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will offer specialty, a la carte Chinese New Year-inspired dishes on Friday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 5. Bringing guaranteed prosperity into the new year will be the Good Luck Tiger Noodles, sauteed egg noodles with black tiger shrimp, chili, onions, peppers and peanuts. Additional menu items include orange chicken, vegetable eggrolls and tofu wontons.
The Orleans Hotel & Casino commemorates Lunar New Year with a variety of delectable specials at Ondori Asian Kitchen. Menu items include the Lobster E-Mein special; the Prosperity in the New Year dish, featuring a fresh, steamed whole seabass; the Jīn Huá Yù Shù Jī special, featuring ham, black mushrooms, and half-boneless steamed chicken; the Fat Choy Pork Feet; and Fat Choy with Dry Oyster Soup.
Resorts World Las Vegas celebrates Lunar New Year with specialty menus and cocktails at several of its culinary offerings. Authentic fine-dining Chinese restaurant Genting Palace will prepare both a five-course prix fixe menu and an a la carte Dim Sum Brunch menu for the occasion. Kusa Nori will feature Lunar New Year-inspired specials from Friday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Feb. 6, including a Misoyaki Mugifuji Pork Tomahawk served with cauliflower puree, shiso kaki compote and glaze; and Tokai Suzuki, made with steamed whole sea bass, shitake mushroom, lotus root and scotched sesame ponzu sauce. Famous Foods Street Eats will present “eight lucky street eats” from Sunday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 6, with each dish symbolizing good fortune for the new year—items can be found at Nori Bar, Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling, Boon Tong Kee, FUHU Shack, Ten Suns Braised Beef, and Sweet Eats. Other resort culinary highlights can be found at Fuhu, RedTail, Crystal Bar and Allē Lounge on 66, which will also feature festive Lunar New Year décor.
SAHARA Las Vegas presents a special Chinese New Year menu at The Noodle Den, where Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin serves traditional Northern Chinese cuisine including his renowned hand-pulled noodles. The menu, available Tuesday, Feb. 1 to Sunday, Feb. 13, includes Peking Duck, Braised Pork Trotters, Shanghai Soy Sauce Prawns, U10 Scallops with XO Sauce, Abalone and Shiitake Mushroom on Baby Bok Choy, Pan Fried Seabass, Black Pepper Wagyu with Asparagus, and Braised Dongpo Pork Belly.
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas will present an array of Chinese New Year offerings at several restaurants and bars in its culinary collection. Embracing flavors from all over China, Mott 32 offers a special four-course menu with Abalone Fish Maw Soup, Steamed European Seabass, Wagyu Beef and more, available Friday, Jan. 28 through Saturday, Feb. 5. Chef David Chang’s Majordomo Meat & Fish will serve Longevity Lo Mein, which is said to encourage fortune and longevity in your life. Made with lobster and bok choy, the dish is tossed in chili oil and fresh ginger and served with crispy garlic sprinkled on top. In addition, the resort’s Cocktail Collective bars each have a specialty cocktail for the celebration. The Dorsey Cocktail Bar’s Lunar Lantern features Remy Martin VSOP, Benedictine, angostura, and lemon; Electra Cocktail Club is serving the Tiger Blossom, made with Remy Martin VSOP, lemon, simple syrup, and strawberries; and Rosina Cocktail Lounge’s Spicy Longevity features Remy Martin VSOP, allspice, lime, and ginger. Toast to the tiger, with specialty cocktails available from Sunday, Jan. 30 to Saturday, Feb. 12.
Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas, the only Chinese restaurant in North America to hold a Forbes Five-Star rating, brings back its Chinese New Year Brunch from Friday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 11 to Saturday, Feb. 12. The tableside dim sum experience, complete with gold-tipped chopsticks, features fried or steamed dumplings, shrimp balls, BBQ pork buns, pot stickers and many other favorites. In addition, diners can also enjoy a lavish sushi station, prime rib carving board, noodle soup station, Peking duck presentation and an array of desserts. Wynn Las Vegas mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini will also debut new cocktails to pair with the offerings at Wing Lei.
Additional authentic Chinese and Chinese-inspired restaurants in Las Vegas include:
- 8 Noodle Bar at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
- Boathouse at Palace Station Hotel & Casino
- Chin Chin Café and Sushi Bar at New York-New York Hotel & Casino
- Din Tai Fung at ARIA Resort & Casino
- Hong Kong Café at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
- Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles at Rampart Casino
- MR CHOW at Caesars Palace
- Noodle Asia at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
- Red 8 at Wynn Las Vegas
- Red Lotus Asian Kitchen at Tropicana Las Vegas
- Red Plate at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
- Wazuzu at Wynn Las Vegas
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