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Lunar New Year 2019

The Big Game and Valentine's Day aren't the only parties happening in Vegas this February. Every year we like to throw a party for Lunar New Year. Don't be surprised to see parade-like lion dances winding their way through casinos. Restaurants will be offering special meals to celebrate, and you'll see beautiful displays of flowers at the Bellagio Conservatory and Venetian - Palazzo Atrium. Many hotels put up decorations and symbols of luck throughout their properties. Who couldn't use a little more of that when they're in Vegas? Each year is a new celebration and this year is no different.

Lunar New Year Shows 2019

Le Rêve Le Rêve combines water, fire, swimming, acrobatics and spectacular effects to create an experience.
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Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil brings alive Jackson's creative genius in a new adventure.
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David Copperfield Watch master magician David Copperfield perform his world renowned illusions in Las Vegas.
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Mystere
Mystère by Cirque du Soleil Cirque du Soleil's first Vegas production.
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Absinthe Absinthe is a thrilling showcase of world-class artists performing amazing feats of strength.
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The Beatles LOVE
The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil A celebration of love and The Beatles
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Criss Angel Mindfreak
Criss Angel Mindfreak Live! Enter the realm of Criss Angel
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Penn and Teller
Penn & Teller See a magic show unlike any other you've seen before.
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KA Cirque du Soleil
KÀ By Cirque Du Soleil “KÀ,” is for the action-loving show goers that can appreciate an age-old story of good versus evil.
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O by Cirque du Soleil O by Cirque du Soleil is an whimsical and visually stunning show that transports you into a fantastical world of wonderment.
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Blue Man Group The avant-garde Blue Man Group combines theatrics, art, music and science to create a percussion-driven experience.
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Vegas - The Show
Vegas! The Show A true Vegas experience.
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Things to do for Lunar New Year 2019

Grand Canyon West Rim
A Grand Canyon West Rim & Lunch Take a tour of the stunning West Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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Vegas Nights
Vegas Nights Las Vegas lights up at night, and there's no better way to see the neon on the Strip and downtown than from the air.
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High Roller
High Roller See The Strip on the tallest observation wheel in the world.
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Eiffel Tower Experience
The Eiffel Tower Experience See the city as the Parisians do on top of the Eiffel Tower.
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Open Top Sightseeing
Big Bus Tour See the city on top of a double decker.
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Lake Mead and Hoover Dam Discovery Explore the Hoover Dam before experiencing Lake Mead aboard a three-level paddle wheeler.
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Vegas Mini Baja Chase
Vegas Mini Baja Chase Spend the day on a custom-built mini Baja dune buggy racing over the Nellis Dunes.
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Places to stay for Lunar New Year 2019

Bellagio Las Vegas
Bellagio The epitome of quality, romance and elegance, the Bellagio offers the finest luxuries.
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Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace The majestic Caesars Palace has a legacy as a world-class destination.
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Downtown Grand Newly-remodeled downtown hotel located a third of a mile from the festival area.
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Four Queens Retro Vegas property located a third of a mile from the festival area.
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Golden Nugget Classic, elegant hotel located a third of a mile from festival area.
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Hard Rock Hotel Multi
Hard Rock Hotel Party all night, sleep all day!
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Paris Las Vegas Hotel Casino
Paris Get the true French feel at Paris Las Vegas.
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Treasure Island Las Vegas Hotel Casino
Treasure Island Treasure Island is a contemporary pirate ship, but with more rum.
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Lunar New Year Events 2018

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

This is the Year of the Dog. Naturally, no celebration would be complete without one. The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens goes all one-upper and has built an 18-foot Siberian Husky to be the centerpiece of their 14,000 sqft floral garden. Yeah, that'll get your attention. As with anything Bellagio does, the beauty is in the detail. Be on the lookout for hidden gold coins, ding pots and lanterns throughout. The Chinese New Year display will be available for exploration through March 3, 2018 so be sure to check it out before the horticulture wizards at The Bellagio transform the space into their spring display.

 

Traditional Fan Dance at Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian

Get ready to dance your fans off (and hopefully be rewarded for it). On February 16 at 4:00 p.m., dancers will fill the Atrium above the waterfall and perform a rendition of the ancient dance. Even better, during and after the performance, more than 250 red envelopes will be passed out to guests. Hold on to these bad boys because they'll be filled with prizes. Good prizes (gift cards, retail and dinning incentives), and not that dollar store stuff your mom put in goodie bags during your childhood birthday parties. And how could we not mention the 16-foot-tall Elephant in the room? Well, technically it's a Shar-Pei. It took a team of 86 artisans 10 months to create this floral installation. Seeing this pup up-close is reason enough to check out the Fan Dance.

 

Four-Day Chinese New Year Party at The LINQ Promenade

Talk about going on a bender. That's basically what's happening at The LINQ with their four-day extravaganza. Starting Friday, February 16 and running through Monday, February 19, guests can expect live music, prize drawings, food and drink specials and more. And since we're suckers for presentation, we're especially excited about The Promenade being dressed up with lanterns and decorations. And the nightly performances? Something tells us there's going to be ridiculously talented acrobats, breathtaking props and a dog or two. And if you want to catch the action from high above, the High Roller and its 55-story view will feature a gorgeous red and gold coloration to commemorate the festivities.

 

CNY in the Desert at Fashion Show Mall

Pack your bags and get ready to go on a journey to China. Ok, maybe you don't have to start digging out your suitcase now, but CNY in the Desert is pretty legit. From February 16-17, there will be cultural performances, a live authentic dragon dance and eye painting! Department stores at the mall are even going to "feed" the dragon red envelops to bring good luck for the year. But if you get a rumbling to be fed, there'll be a cool, on-site, family-style dinner where you can get down on grub and cocktails. It'll cost ya though.

 

China Lights Lantern Festival at Craig Ranch Regional Park

Hundreds of larger-than-life lanterns and symbols, cultural performances AND crafts?! Where do we sign up? Open nightly from 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Craig Ranch Regional Park through February 16, the Lantern Festival is all about enjoying the spirit of the holiday. There'll be food and drinks on-site, but remember to bring a jacket. It's chilly outside and you're going to want to see all of the lanterns after dark. Trust us.

 

 

Red Lotus Asian Kitchen at Tropicana

Everyone talks about how Chinese New Year brings luck to individuals. We've been around the block a few times, and we are wondering when this luck comes into play? Like, is there any chance we can cash it in early? If so, we choose this year. With the grand opening of Red Lotus Asian Kitchen inside the Tropicana, the casino will be hosting two Baccarat specials along with a traditional lion dance. The first Baccarat offering is going on the whole month of February, and there will be a total of eight winners. Those lucky eight will win promo chips ranging from $500 to $2,500. The second one will be a $108,000 tournament that takes place on February 15 to 18. And while all that is going on, the lions will hit the casino floor on Saturday, February 17 at 6 p.m. All we have to say is, are you feeling lucky?