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Chinese New Year At The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a city that loves to celebrate cultural diversity and holidays. So it’s not surprising that the city goes all out for Chinese New Year.
2021 is the Year of the Ox. It is believed that the animal ruling your birth year influences your personality and ultimately your destiny. The Chinese New Year begins on February 12, 2021, and runs through February 17, 2021.
Each year, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas transforms itself with celebratory decorations. You’ll see a grand display in the Waterfall Atrium. A Feng Shui Master is consulted to make certain every cultural detail is considered.
Their photo-worthy art installation features a 13-foot colossal ox named Alessandra Heng. Alessandra means “defender of mankind” and pays homage to her home in Italy. Heng means “steady and persistent.” The second animal in the Chinese zodiac, the ox is known as intelligent, honest, and reliable. Smaller versions of Alessandra are hidden throughout the resort.
The Year of the Ox’s element is metal. This is represented by Alessandra’s metallic golden horns, nose, hooves, and tail as well as her golden armor.
Alessandra is surrounded by IChing coins displaying the Chinese symbols for prosperity, good health, happiness, and luck. Red and gold Chinese lanterns illuminate the art installation.
The New Year deserves new sips which you can find at The Cocktail Collective bars in The Venetian Resort. Each bar offers a lunar libation exclusive to that bar.
The Dorsey offers The Yang. This is made with St. Remy VSOP, Monet Gay Black Barrel Rum, lime, orange and Maraschino.
Electra Cocktail Club
Electra Cocktail Club features Spring Festival containing gin, fresh pineapple juice, coconut and lime with a dash of cream.
Rosina has Good Fortune which is made with Remy XO, Monet Gay XO Rum, angostina bitters and cane syrup.
If you order Electra’s signature cocktail, you’ll be given a red envelope with a complimentary offer to try either The Dorsey, Rosina or Electra’s specialty cocktail. The lunar libations will be available February 12 through February 28, 2021.
The New Year also deserves new bites. Mott 32 at The Venetian Resort is offering a special menu from February 11 to February 14, 2021. Toast to health and wealth with your friends while enjoying Maine lobster, pan fried prawn, steamed fish head and other traditional Chinese delicacies.
Chef David Chang’s Majordomo Meat & Fish is celebrating the Lunar New Year with Wagyu ribeye cap, Dungeness crab, whole fried snapper, longevity lo mein with 2 pounds of lobster and more.
Restaurant reservations are required.
The Hong Kong Cafe, TAO Asian Bistro, Noodle Asia and The X Pot in The Venetian Resort also offer Asian specialty dishes.
Casino & Shopping
Wear red to enhance your luck and spend time at The Venetian Resort Casino. Celebrate the Lunar New Year by winning big!
The Grand Canal Shoppes will feature traditional fan dancers and drummer performances at The Sky Garden. You can add a personal wish to their Wishing Tree art installation. Visit the Grand Canal Shoppes between February 5 through February 21,2021, and show $200 worth of same day shopping receipts and you will receive a Chinese New Year gift. The gift will include a $25 dining voucher and a Grand Canal Shoppes red leather key chain with a Year of the Ox charm.
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas is a luxury hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Coast down their Grand Canal in a gondola with a singing gondolier pilot. Book a stay at The Venetian Resort through Vegas.com to get the lowest price.