Chinese New Year 2021 in Las Vegas guide

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Guide to the Chinese New Year in Las Vegas

On the first day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar, Las Vegas is transformed with celebratory decorations and extravagant displays.  No place on the planet enjoys celebrating holidays as much as Las Vegas does.  Forbes has called Las Vegas “one of the top 8 places in the U.S. to celebrate Chinese New Year.”  So, come see for yourself the special lunar New Year celebration in the desert.

The Chinese New Year begins on February 12, 2021, and runs through February 17, 2021.  This is the Year of the Ox,  The Chinese believe that the animal ruling the year of your birth influences your personality and ultimately your destiny.

Restaurants will be offering special meals with delicacies that can bring you health and prosperity in the New Year.  The Bellagio and The Venetian Resort has beautiful decorations with flowers, lanterns, and more.  

Many shops offer complimentary New Year gifts with a purchase.

Wynn Las Vegas

This year, guests to the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore will be welcomed with sculptures symbolizing the Year of the Ox.  two 8 foot tall golden dragons will be spreading good luck to one and all,  Inside the main atrium, spectacular 45 foot long silk dragons soar above 60 tangerine trees and 7,000 colorful mums, begonias and calandiva flowers.  Chinese New  Year decorations can be seen in the Wynn and Encore atriiums and throughout the resort wishing guests a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Wing Lei in the Wynn is the first Chinese restaurant in North America to earn a Michelin star.  It is also a Forbes Travel Guide Five Star winner.  Wing Lei serves Shanghai, Cantonese and Szechuan fare featuring delicacies like Imperial Peking duck and wok-fired Maine lobster.  This is the perfect place for a celebratory Lunar New Year dinner.

Aria Las Vegas

Visitors will be delighted with the New Year’s celebratory decorations at the Aria Las Vegas.    Gues will be greeted by a 196 foot drageon, suspended from the main lobby’s ceiling.  It weaves its way taround a fabulous money tree.  88 golden coins symbolizing wealth and good fortune decorate the money tree. 

See a special Buddha Garden at North Valet.  The entrance to the Baccaret Lounge is guarded by a giant ox.  There are more than 50 gorgeous floral arrangements throughout the resort plus kumquat citrus trees with lucky money envelopes.

MGM Grand Las Vegas

Celebrating the Year of the Ox, a Lunar New Year spectacle occupies the main lobby of the MGM Grand Las Vegas.  Leo the Lion is surrounded by 8 panda bears and vibrant floral decor.  The display contains over 4,000 live plants with 1,400 chrysanthemums.  Each plant was selected for its cultural meaning in Chinese culture.  Completing the display will be bamboo for good luck, red and yellow flowers and money trees offering blessings of wealth and good fortune.

Caesar’s Palace

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has a 22 foot long, 6 foot wide and 12 foot high illuminated dragon.  The gigantic 950 pound steel framed dragon is covered in 30,000 flickering LED red and amber lights.  The dragon is a symbol of good luck and power.  It will be on display throughout the Chinese New Year at the Fortuna Terrace.

Hotel Deals

If you’d like to visit Las Vegas for Chinese New Year, you should consider the following 3 and 4 Star hotels.  Save money by getting discounted rates but act quickly as these deals won’t last long.

  • Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino       $29
  • Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel       $36
  • Excalibur Hotel & Casino       $38
  • Flamingo Las Vegas – Hotel & Casino       $39
  • The LINQ Hotel – Experience       $49
  • Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Las Vegas       $49
  • Bally’s Las Vegas – Hotel & Casino       $55
  • Mardi Hotel & Casino       $59
  • Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino       $65
  • MGM Grand Hotel & Casino       $72
  • Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino       $79
  • Caesars Palace – Resort & Casino       $109
  • Aria Resort & Casino       $169
  • Encore at Wynn Las Vegas       $255
  • Wynn Las Vegas       $255
  • The Palazzo at the Venetion       $263