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This year the Chinese New Year, aka Lunar New Year, begins on February 1, 2022, and the celebration will last for 15 days. New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese lunar calendar.
In Las Vegas, resorts go all out with extravagant displays and elaborate decor to usher in the Chinese New Year, wishing good health, wealth and good fortune to all their guests.
2022 is the Year of the Tiger, the third sign in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese believe the animal ruling a person’s birth year has a great influence on their personality and destiny.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Chinese New Year
The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden’s 14,000 square foot space has been transformed into the “Eye of the Tiger.” With more than 5,700 plants, it has been designed to bring prosperity and luck to all who visit them.
The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens feature different hues of red and gold with lotus flowers, silk lantern chandeliers and gold coins. The centerpiece is a golden representation of the Tiger.
The Lunar New Year display features 4 scenes with floral creations. In the center of the West Bed is the golden 8,000 pound Tiger drinking from a pond. Two large gold Fu Dog fountains are on either side of the Tiger. They are for warding off negative energy and protection. Giant replicas of cherry blossoms and tangerines created out of roses surround the Tiger. There is also a symbolic money tree with 370 coins.
In the East Bed, you’ll find a red geometrical gate design. Oversized golden cherry blossom branches symbolize durability and rebirth.
A tea house, represents tradition, hospitality and discipline is the focal point of the North Bed. It overlooks a lovely, serene pond with live Koi fish. Large peony floral sculptures represent wealth, power and class surround the tea house. Majestic jade medallions hang above the tea house and reflect the image of a tiger.
You’ll find a majestic pagoda in the South Bed. A Knick Knack Peddler is surrounded by children playing. A giant pomegranate tree is in the garden as well as live bamboo, citrus and bonsai trees.
The “Eye of the Tiger” is filled with lush plants, vibrant flowers and towering trees. It is planned a year in advance.
The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden is open to the public to enjoy 24/7 free of charge from now until March 5, 2022.
Bellagio Hotel Chinese New Year
The dragon dance is an important ritual in Chinese culture. It symbolizes good luck and prosperity for the upcoming year. The dragon represents power, boldness and excellence. The lion dance is meant to chase away evil spirits with the lion symbolizing strength, stability and superiority.
The Bellagio will be featuring the dragon and lion dances in the main porte cochere on February 5, 2022, at 3 pm. This is open to the public.
If you’d like a culinary New Year celebration, Bellagio has two restaurants offering Chinese dishes. Jasmine features an exquisite Chinese setting and Cantonese, Szechwan and Hunan cuisine. Noodles features traditional Asian noodle dishes.
Dress in red to bring you good luck and try gaming at the Bellagio Casino. Celebrate the Chinese New Year by winning big!
Bellagio is an opulent European style luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The Bellagio Fountains have water shows every 30 minutes that are a spectacular blend of water, light and music. Book a stay at the Bellagio through Vegas.com to get the lowest price for your stay.