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2024 Chinese New Year of the Dragon Las Vegas

The Chinese New Year Las Vegas 2024 starts on February 10th. 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 Dragon 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.

Gong Xi Fa Cai

People born during the Year of the Dragon (a symbol of Chinese nation) are powerful, kind-hearted, successful, innovative, brave, healthy courageous and enterprising.

2024 is the Year of the Dragon. The symbol is the fifth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs.
This is your year if you were born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 and 2024

Chinese New Year Las Vegas Facts

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.

We wish everyone a Happy New Year. - 我们祝大家新年快乐

The Chinese Zodiac Calendar
Chinese New Year Las Vegas

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.

Chinese New Year Las Vegas

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 Las Vegas

1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Snakes are the symbol of beauty. People born in the year of the Snake are wise, discreet, agile, attractive and full of sympathy.

Things you should know about Chinese New Year Las Vegas 2024

Chinese New Year 2024, the Year of the Dragon, falls on February 10, 2024

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.

2024 Las Vegas Chinese New Year Events

Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Bellagio Chinese New Year in Las Vegas

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to celebrate the Year of the Dragon during Chinese New Year with a vibrant display honoring the mythical creature that symbolizes good fortune and power. This year’s installation, Infinite Prosperity is 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 13, 2024 - March 2, 2024.

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 majestic centerpiece of this exhibit consists of two animated 25-foot blue Dragons coiled around a cylinder of water. Rising from an island of tropical botanicals, the cylinders are accompanied by two 3,000-pound stone waterfalls surging nearby.

Nearby, two additional animated dragons, green and gold in color, actively lunge in the direction of the centerpiece. These 15-foot long dragons represent the elements wood and metal and are surrounded by a zig-zag bridge that leads to the striking gazebo. The bridge’s design follows the principles of Feng Shui, providing a difficult route for negative energy and bad spirits.

Just steps away in the North Garden, two animated dragons, brown and red, mirror their counterparts. These dragons represent the elements earth and fire and are surrounded by oversized silk red Chinese lanterns, a Chinese-style bridge and gold-leafed I-Ching coins, a traditional Chinese symbol for money.

The entrance of the Conservatory features a 21,000-gallon pond housing more than 200 Koi fish. The pond is found amidst I-Ching coins and flanked by four Ming Dynasty-style dings, ancestral vessels that protect against bad fortunes.

On view: January 13, 2024 - March 2, 2024 Free
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours. More Info.

The Waterfall Atrium at The Venetian and The Palazzo

The Palazzo Las Vegas

In honor of the most celebrated sign of the Chinese Zodiac, The Venetian and The Palazzo are commemorating the prosperous holiday in an over-the-top fashion with a Golden Dragon art installation. Throughout The Venetian and The Palazzo, guests will find symbols that celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

The Waterfall & Atrium Gardens of The Palazzo will host Las Vegas’ premier Chinese New Year attraction with a spectacular display featuring a 34-foot-long, illuminated and smoke-breathing dragon.

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.

Lunar New Year at ARIA Las Vegas

Year of the Dragon ARIA Las Vegas

In honor of the Year of the Dragon, 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 Dragon at the entrance to the Baccarat Lounge, festive décor at Din Tai Fung and a special Buddha garden at North Valet. Free

Downtown Summerlin Lunar New Year Celebrations

Downtown Summerlin Lunar New Year Celebrations

Luna New Year celebrations returns to Downtown Summerlin as the city celebrates the Year of the Dragon on Friday, February 9, 2024 with a 6 p.m. with a host of activities that will include:
Dragon & Lion Dance with Percussion Ensemble
Traditional Fan Dancers at 6:00 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 Dragon with festive décor throughout the common areas. Must see, includes a picture prefect oversized 2024 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: February 9, 2024
Location: Park Centre Drive at Downtown Summerlin
By Bus, take: Routes 206

Lunar New Year Celebration at Fashion Show

Lunar New Year Celebration

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!. Lucky Red Envelopes offerings for guests filled with exclusive shopping and dining offers and a chance to receive an FSLV gift card.

When:January 19th - February 23rd | Daily
Lion Parade: Sunday, February 18 | 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Location: The Great Hall at the FSLV Free

Lunar New Year at Wynn Las Vegas

Chinese New Year at Wynn Encore Las Vegas

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.

Lunar New Year at MGM Grand Las Vegas

Chinese New Year MGM Grand Las Vegas

To celebrate of the Year of the Dragon, 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.

Lunar New Year Celebration at the Grand Canal Shoppes

Lunar New Year Celebration at the Grand Canal Shoppes Come and celebrate Lunar New Year at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Daily: Thursday, Feb 1 – Thursday, Feb 29, 2024

The Golden Dragon
Date/Location: February 1 – 29 | Retail Level 2, The Palazzo
Don't miss the opportunity to see a smoke-breathing dragon at Level 2 Luxury Wing, between Louis Vuitton and Kate Spade New York. Gather your friends and family to see it come alive for good luck and memorable selfies.

Lantern Wonderland
Date/Location: February 1 – 29 | Retail Level 2, The Venetian
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. Free

13th Annual CNY in the Desert
Celebrate the 13th 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 Dragon with 4 days celebrations starting Thursday, February 15, 2024. Below are the schedule of events.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Official kick-off and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Retail Level 2, St. Mark’s Square (Venetian). | 5:30 p.m.
“Dotting of the lions’ eyes” ritual and traditional dance performances.

Traditional fan dancers will perform daily from Friday, February 16, through Monday, February 19, at St. Mark’s Square starting at 4:30 p.m.

Chinese New Year 2024 at Resorts World Las Vegas

Chinese New Year at Resorts World Las Vegas

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Resorts World Las Vegas from February 10 - 24, with special Lunar New Year menus and cocktails at signature restaurants like Genting Palace, FUHU, Lady M and Allē Lounge on 66. Stop by the money tree blossoming at The District. On Saturday, February 10, at 6:00 PM, join in at the Plaza Entrance for the Lion and Dragon dance through the casino floor

Lion and Dragon Dance Date: Saturday, February 10.
Location: The South Valet
All entertainment is FREE and open to the public. Free

High Roller at The LINQ Las Vegas

the High Roller Las Vegas

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.

Chinese New Year Celebration at The Shops at Crystals

Chinese New Year Celebration at The Shops at Crystals

The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas celebrates the Year of the Rat in a glamorous way. Beginning Friday, February 9, 2024 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

The Forum Shops LED Dragon

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, February 18, 2024 Free

2024 Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade

Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade

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, February 17, 2024 at 11:00am. - 12 p.m. in Fremont East Entertainment District, 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 3:00 p.m.
By Bus, take: Deuce on the Strip

Annual Spring Festival at Desert Breeze Community Center

Annual Spring Festival at Desert Breeze Community Center

Don't miss the 3rd 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, February 18, 2024
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
By Bus, take: Routes 203
Admission: Free

Chinese New Year Las Vegas 2024 Dragon and Lion Dance schedule
Chinese New Year Dragon Dance Las Vegas

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

Resort Location Date Time Location
STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod Saturday, Feb. 10 3:00 p.m. Main entrance & thru the casino
Palace Station Hotel & Casino Saturday, Feb. 10 5:00 p.m. North Valet entrance
M Resort Saturday, Feb. 10 6:00 p.m. Hotel Lobby and throughout the casino
Resorts World Las Vegas Saturday, Feb. 10 6:00 p.m. South Valet
Durango Casino & Resort Saturday, Feb. 10 8:00 p.m. Hotel Porte-Cochere
Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino Monday, Feb. 12 5:00 p.m. Entrance to High Limit Table Games Room
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa Monday, Feb. 12 7:00 p.m. Entrance to Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
Grand Canal Shoppes Thursday, Feb. 15 5:30 p.m. St. Mark's Square
The Orleans Hotel & Casino Thursday, Feb. 15 7:00 p.m. through the casino floor
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino Thursday, Feb. 15 9:00 p.m. through the casino floor
ARIA Resort & Casino Thursday, Feb. 15 4:00 p.m. Main porte cochère
Bellagio Resort & Casino Friday, Feb. 16 6:30 p.m. Main porte cochère
The Cromwell Friday, Feb. 16 *Noon Casino floor
Flamingo Las Vegas Friday, Feb. 16 *1:00 p.m. Flamingo's South West Entrance
The LINQ Hotel + Experience Friday, Feb. 16 *2:00 p.m. The LINQ Hotel Lobby
Harrah’s Las Vegas Friday, Feb. 16 *3:00 p.m. Harrah's Hotel Lobby
Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin Friday, Feb. 16 9:00 p.m. throughout the resort
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Saturday, Feb. 17 *Noon Through casino floor
Horseshoe Las Vegas Saturday, Feb. 17 *2:00 p.m. North Entrance
Caesars Palace Saturday, Feb. 17 *5:00 p.m. Caesars' Main Entrance
LV Premium Outlet North Saturday, Feb. 17 1:00 p.m. Starting at Simon Guest Services
across from Shake Shack
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Saturday, Feb. 17 4:00 p.m. Main porte cochère
Fashion Show Las Vegas Sunday, Feb. 18 Noon – 2 p.m The Great Hall
The Shops at Crystals Sunday, Feb. 18 1:00 pm
Paris Las Vegas TBA 1:00 p.m. Paris Hotel Lobby
Palms Casino Resort TBA 5:00 p.m.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas TBA 1:00 p.m. East side resort doors near Starbucks
Silverton Casino Hotel TBA 1:00 p.m. Under the porte cochere
Palms Casino Resort TBA 3:00 p.m.

Past and Future Chinese New Years
Chinese New Year Begins
February 19
Year of the Goat, Sheep, or Ram - 羊 (yang)
February 8
Year of the Monkey - 猴 (hóu)
January 28
Year of the Rooster - 鸡 (jī)
February 16
Year of the Dog - 狗 (gǒu)
February 5
Year of the Pig - 猪 (zhū)
January 25
Year of the Rat - 鼠 (shǔ)
February 12
Year of the Ox or Buffalo - 牛 (niú)
February 1
Year of the Tiger - 虎 (hǔ)
January 22
Year of the Rabbit - 兔 (tù)
February 10
Year of the Dragon - 龙 (lóng)
January 29
Year of the Snake - 蛇 (shé)
February 17
Year of the Horse - 马 (mǎ)

Top 10 Las Vegas Chinese Restaurants

Las Vegas Chinese Restaurants
Chinese Restaurant
Beijing Noodle No. 9
Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace
China Poblano
The Cosmopolitan
Red Plate
The Cosmopolitan
Ping Pang Pong
Gold Coast
Noodle Exchange
Gold Coast
Fulton Street Hall Noodle Bar
Harrah’s Las Vegas
Hakkasan Restaurant
MGM Grand
MGM Grand
ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino
Din Tai Fung
ARIA Resort & Casino
Wynn Las Vegas
Red 8
Wynn Las Vegas
Wing Lei
Wynn Las Vegas
Genting Palace
Resorts World Las Vegas
Famous Foods Street Eats
Resorts World Las Vegas
FUHU Bar & Restaurant
Resorts World Las Vegas
Resorts World Las Vegas
The X Pot
The Venetian Resort
TAO Asian Bistro
The Venetian Resort
Noodle Asia
The Venetian Resort
Ondori Asian Kitchen
The Orleans Hotel & Casino
The Noodle Den
SAHARA Las Vegas
8 Noodle Bar
Red Rock Casino, Resort
Boathouse Asian Eatery
Palace Station
Chin Chin Café and Sushi Bar
New York-New York Hotel
Red Lotus Asian Kitchen
Tropicana Las Vegas
8 East
Circa Resort & Casino
Noodle Shop
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles
Rampart Casino
I Ching coins

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."

I Ching coins

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