The Chinese New Year Las Vegas 2023 starts on January 22nd. Known in China as Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the chinese lunar calendar.
For a city that enjoys celebrating cultural diversity, Chinese New Year in Las Vegas is a sight to see. Every Chinese New Year, Las Vegas resorts transform their properties with extravagant displays and elaborate décor.
Next year expect the Vegas mega resorts to go all out with stunning showcase of festive decorations, traditional Chinese cuisine and activities to commemorate the Year of the Rabbit as they usher in the Chinese New Year and wish wealth, good health and good fortune to all.
The festival ushers in the lunar New Year and is the western world Christmas and New Year's Eve all rolled into one.
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2023 is the Year of the Golden Rabbit. The symbol is the fourth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs.
This is your year if you were born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 and 2023
The Chinese zodiac follows a twelve year cycle with each of the years being named after an animal. The Chinese believe that the animal ruling one's birth year has a profound influence on personality and destiny.
The Chinese New Year varies per year but normally falls between January 21 and February 20.
The entire holiday lasts for 15 days and traditionally begins on the first day of the month in the Lunar calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day.
People in China take up to a week off to celebrate and people in Hong Kong take 2-3 days
Chinese workers travel home, making this holiday the world's largest human migration.
Approximately 210 million people traveled by plane, bus and train in 2018 for Chinese New Year.
During Chinese New Year, the world record for most texts sent in a day is always broken.
In China, the official name of the Chinese New Year holiday is "Spring Festival", in Korea it's "Seol-lal" and in Vietnam it's "Tet New Year".
Apart from being a time to feast and reunite with family, the festivities are accompanied by a large array of customs and rituals.
Traditions of this holiday include wearing red clothes, hanging red signs and noise-making.
Round food items are an important part of the holiday and represent never-ending wealth.
Red envelopes containing money are given and symbolizes good luck and wards off evil spirits.
1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Tigers are the symbol of brave. People born in the year of the Tiger are friendly, brave, extremely competitive, love a challenge, charming and endowed with good luck.
1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
The Rabbit symbolizes compassion, sensitivity and creativity. People born in the year of the Rabbit are kind-hearted, friendly, intelligent, cautious, skillful, gentle, quick and live long.
1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
The Dragon represents authority and good fortune. People born in the year of the Dragon are powerful, kind-hearted, successful, innovative, brave, healthy courageous and enterprising.
Chinese New Year 2023, the Year of the Rabbit, falls on January 22, 2023
This coming years Chinese New Year in Las Vegas will be very festive and crowded.
During Las Vegas Chinese New Year, visitors to the city can enjoy auspicious dishes at the best Chinese restaurants in Las Vegas.
If money is not an issue here is a list of highly recommended restaurants you might consider calling ahead of time to make a reservation.
With that said, if Las Vegas is beckoning you this coming Chinese New Year, below are a few things you might want to put on your to-do list. You'll also find lots of resources and some money saving tips on this site while planning your Las Vegas Chinese New Year.
Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to celebrate Chinese New Year and usher in the Year of the Black Water Rabbit with a unique display replete with symbolic meaning and tradition. A serene sanctuary guided by the ancient practice of Feng Shui – the art of using surroundings to attract harmony, balance and positive life energy – is on display from January 9, 2023 - March 4, 2023.
This Lunar New Year display features four scenes layered with meaningful floral creations. Each scene welcoming new beginnings, layered with meaningful creations that convey messages of harmony, good luck, enlightenment and prosperity.
The centerpiece of the Conservatory is the West Bed with an elegantly sculpted, 32-foot-tall medallion honoring the Year of the Water Rabbit. The two-sided piece represents the dual masculinity and femininity of nature.
The Temple of Six Banyan Trees sits at the heart of the North Bed where five floral topiary children made of carnations and botanical accents play amidst moving water to invoke symbolic messages of play, commerce, sustainability, celebration and enlightenment.
Standing tall atop a trove of gold coins is a 17-foot-tall statue of Caishen, the benevolent Chinese god of wealth. Two pairs of jade talisman drape over the East Bed to showcase the brightness of the year ahead, while a family of eight golden rabbits, representing abundance and new beginnings, pose below.
Visitors can gaze upon a glowing moon of the jade rabbit as it smiles down upon them and stretching across the South Bed, a majestic cherry blossom tree accompanies cranes and pink lunar moths crafted of botanical materials, symbolizing resilience, transformation and success.
On view: January 9, 2023 - March 4, 2023 Free
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours. More Info.
Beginning January 7, throughout The Venetian and The Palazzo, guests will find symbols that celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. The main feature on display is a 16 feet tall Rabbit overlooking The Venetian and Palazzo's Waterfall Atrium and Gardens. The colossal rabbit that stands 16-foot tall and weighs 700 pounds and is surrounded by lush greenery, as well as IChing coins displaying the symbols for prosperity, good health, happiness, and luck. Also on display in the atrium gardens is a Chinese bridge.
Decorations follows the customary color scheme of red and gold, and include presentations of citrus trees, red envelopes and lanterns symbolizing good luck and fortune to celebrate the New Year.
On view: currently Free Hours: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours.
In honor of the Year of the Rabbit, the main lobby at ARIA Resort and Casino will delight visitors with celebratory decorations. Upon entry to the main lobby, guests will be greeted by three Chinese Deities, Fuk, Luk and Sau at ARIA’s front desk. The deities personify the important aspirations of mankind: happiness, wealth and longevity.
A 196-foot dragon hangs from the lobby's ceiling, weaving its way around a spectacular money tree made up of 88 golden coins symbolizing wealth and good fortune.
Throughout the resort, guests will also find more than 50 spectacular floral arrangements, kumquat citrus trees with lucky money envelopes, a Rabbit at the entrance to the Baccarat Lounge, festive décor at Din Tai Fung and a special Buddha garden at North Valet. Free
Luna New Year celebrations returns to Downtown Summerlin as the city celebrates the Year of the Rabbit on Sunday, January 22 with a 5 p.m. with a host of activities that will include:
Dragon & Lion Dance with Percussion Ensemble
Traditional Fan Dancers at 5:00 p.m.
Lucky red envelopes randomly filled with chocolate gold coins, and gift cards
Asian-themed stilt-walkers and an oversized-dragon
The property celebrates the year of the Rabbit with festive décor throughout the common areas. Must see, includes a picture prefect oversized 2023 letters in Macy’s Promenade, a larger-than-life Chinese dragon in the Dining Arroyo and an insta-worthy photo wall filled with festive décor located in the hallway near H&M.
Event Date: January 22, 2023
Location: Park Centre Drive at Downtown Summerlin
By Bus, take: Routes 206
Celebrate Lunar New Year at Fashion Show Las Vegas which is transformed into a captivating Lunar New Year exhibition, with immersive décor throughout the center. Discover a symphony of music and light every hour on the hour in The Great Hall. Walk through the history and beauty of Chinese New Year through dragons, lions, modern & traditional dances, lantern garden & much more!
When:Mon, Jan 9 – Sun, Feb 5 | Daily
Lion Parade: Sunday, January 22: 12pm – 3pm
Location: The Great Hall at the FSLV Free
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore welcome guests with festive décor throughout the resorts to wish celebrators a healthy and prosperous New Year from Monday, Jan. 16 through mid-February.
The Wynn Atrium will be adorned with roughly 100 playful rabbit figurines, while the resort will feature spectacular 45-foot long silk dragons hanging above 7,000 vibrant begonias, mums and calandiva flowers and 60 tangerine trees, representing the Lunar New Year tradition of gifting citrus fruit during this holiday.
To celebrate of the Year of the Rabbit, the main lobby at MGM Grand Las Vegas is transformed into a Lunar New Year spectacle with a vibrant display featuring the iconic Leo the Lion surrounded by playful panda bears and eye-catching floral décor. The iconic lion will abound with over 4,000 live plants, including 1,400 yellow chrysanthemums, each plant selected for its special meaning in Chinese culture. The resort will be adorned with yellow and red-colored flowers, bamboo for good luck and money trees offering blessings of wealth and good fortune.
Celebrate the 12th Annual Chinese New Year in the Desert at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. Kick-off the Year of the Rabbit with 4 days celebrations starting Thursday, January 26, 2023. Below are the schedule of events.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Official kick-off and ribbon-cutting ceremony at St. Mark’s Square (Venetian). | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
“Dotting of the lions’ eyes” ritual and traditional dance performances.
Traditional fan dancers will perform daily from Friday, Jan. 27, through Monday, Jan. 30, at St. Mark’s Square starting at 4:30 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.
Location: Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian (Las Vegas Strip) Free
Date: Now through Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Resorts World Las Vegas from January 20 - 28, with special Lunar New Year menus and cocktails at signature restaurants like Genting Palace, FUHU and Allē Lounge on 66. Stop by the money tree blossoming at The District. On Sunday, January 22 at 5:30 p.m., join in at the South Valet for the Lion and Dragon dance through the casino floor
Lion and Dragon Dance Date: January 22
Location: The South Valet
All entertainment is FREE and open to the public. Free
Explore the LINQ Promenade dining, retail and entertainment district. Feast your eyes on the world's tallest observation wheel and iconic Vegas landmark, which will be lit up in red, orange and yellow on Tuesday, Feb. 1 to mark the start of Chinese New Year festivities. Enjoy the High Roller Lighting and Music Show every half hour starting at 6:30 p.m.
While you're at it, ride the Las Vegas High Roller, soaring 55 stories over Sin City. Adorned with 1,500 LED lights and offering spectacular aerial views of Las Vegas or get an adrenaline fueled and electrifying experience on the Fly LINQ Zipline as you are launched from the top of the 114-foot-tall launch tower at The LINQ Hotel + Experience, and travel 1,121 feet above the entire length of The LINQ Promenade.
The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas celebrates the Year of the Rat in a glamorous way. Beginning Friday, Jan. 17. on display in the common area will be a Golden Dragon measuring 25-feet tall and 55-feet long. The Chinese New Year Dragon weighs 3,000 pounds and is illuminated by more than 28,000 LED light points.
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace welcomes a 22-foot-long, 6-foot wide and 12-foot-high high dragon illuminated dragon on display throughout the Chinese New Year celebratory season. A traditional symbol of power and good luck, the massive 950 lbs steel-framed dragon is covered in 30,000 flickering red and amber LED lights. The dragon can be seen at the Fortuna Terrace. On display: through Sunday, Feb. 5. Free
To commemorate the rich history and celebrate the most important holiday of the Asian community, Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade is meant to bring the community together and showcase the most extravagant and gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, and dragons.
The Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 11:00am. - 1:00pm. in Fremont East Downtown Las vegas.
The Parade route will start at the intersection of Fremont and 11th Street and will end at the entrance of the Downtown Container Park, on Fremont and 7th Street. Immediately after the Parade, there will be a Parade after Party at the Container Park from 12 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
By Bus, take: Deuce on the Strip
Don't miss the 2nd Annual Spring Festival presented by Clark County Parks & Recreation. A one-day festival celebrating the lunar new year. Enjoy performances, arts & crafts, food truck vendors, pop up vendors, workshops, games/inflatables. Lion dance will open the event. Bring the whole family. Admission is Free.
Location: Desert Breeze Community Center
Date: Sunday, January 29th, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
By Bus, take: Routes 203
Symbolizing good luck and prosperity for the upcoming year, the dragon dance is an important ritual of Chinese culture. The Las Vegas annual celebration of Chinese New Year is marked by a spectacle and pageantry of the traditional Lion Dances throughout the city. Below is the location and schedule of some of the dances. Check back often as this list will grow as more announcements are made.Free
|Fashion Show Las Vegas||January 22||12pm – 3pm||The Great Hall|
|Silverton Casino Hotel||January 22||1:00 p.m.||Under the porte cochere|
|Palms Casino Resort||January 22||3:00 p.m.|
|Resorts World Las Vegas||January 22||5:00 p.m.||South Valet|
|STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod||January 22||5:00 p.m.||main entrance & thru the casino|
|Palace Station Hotel & Casino||January 22||7:00 p.m.||North Valet entrance|
|Wynn Las Vegas||January 23||5:30 p.m.|
|Grand Canal Shoppes||January 25||4:00 p.m.||St. Mark's Square|
|The Orleans Hotel & Casino||January 25||5:00 p.m.||through the casino floor|
|Gold Coast Hotel & Casino||January 25||7:00 p.m.||through the casino floor|
|Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa||January 26||6:00 p.m.||Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill|
|The Cromwell||January 27||Noon||Casino floor|
|The Shops at Crystals||January 27||12:00 noon|
|Flamingo Las Vegas||January 27||1:00 p.m.||Flamingo's South West Entrance|
|The LINQ Hotel + Experience||January 27||2:00 p.m.||The LINQ Hotel Lobby|
|Harrah’s Las Vegas||January 27||3:00 p.m.||Harrah's Hotel Lobby|
|Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino||January 27||5:00 p.m.||Rio's Hotel Lobby|
|ARIA Resort & Casino||January 27||6:00 p.m.||Main porte cochère|
|Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin||January 27||9:00 p.m.||throughout the Casino|
|Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino||January 28||Noon||Through casino floor|
|Bellagio Resort & Casino||January 28||1:00 p.m.||Main porte cochère|
|Paris Las Vegas||January 28||1:00 p.m.||Paris Hotel Lobby|
|Horseshoe Las Vegas||January 28||2:00 p.m.||North Entrance|
|Caesars Palace||January 28||5:00 p.m.||Caesars' Main Entrance|
|Palms Casino Resort||January 28||5:00 p.m.|
|MGM Grand Hotel & Casino||January 28||5:00 p.m.||Main porte cochère|
|The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas||January 29||1:00 p.m.||East side resort doors near Starbucks|
|LV Premium Outlet North||January 29||1:00 p.m.||In the shopping center|
The Chinese symbols on the coins read, "may your happiness be according to your wishes," and the reverse of the coin reads, "live as long as the tortoise and the crane."