Las Vegas will celebrate the Chinese New Year next month, replete with dragon dances, firecrackers, fabulous food and stunning floral displays along the Strip and in downtown Las Vegas.
The fun gets underway at the Fremont Street Experience at 6 p.m. on Feb. 8. Dragon dancers will perform as virtual firecrackers explode on the Viva Vision canopy overhead. Through Feb. 10, the pedestrian mall will be alive with cultural performances and vendors selling Asian food.
At 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9, a dragon dance will wind its way through the Venetian. The performers will eventually make their way to the resort’s Waterfall Atrium, which is already bedecked in a colorful display featuring “Sophie Chow,” an animated, 98-foot-long blue snake that welcomes the arrival of the Year of the Snake.
Another display awaits through March 3 at the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio. The vibrant floral creations are rich in Chinese tradition. Guests are greeted at the entrance by an 18-foot-tall money tree symbolizing prosperity, good fortune and nobility.