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Giant Illuminated Dragon at The Forum Shops at Caesars Heralds the Upcoming Chinese New Year

January 9, 2015 by  

Giant Illuminated Dragon at The Forum Shops at Caesars Heralds the Upcoming Chinese New Year
A legendary creature in Chinese mythology and folklore, the dragon is a traditional symbol of power, strength, and good luck. The Forum Shops at Caesars is sharing this fabled creature in a big way by welcoming a 22-ft. long, 6-ft. wide and 12-ft. high dragon to the world-renowned retail destination (Photo credit: © Jim Decker)

Giant Illuminated Dragon at The Forum Shops at Caesars Heralds the Upcoming Chinese New Year

Giant Illuminated Dragon at The Forum Shops at Caesars Heralds the Upcoming Chinese New Year

Photo credit: © Jim Decker.

Displayed on the Fortuna Terrace near the entrance to The Forum Shops from Caesars Palace casino for the public to enjoy, the massive 950-lb steel-framed dragon is covered in 30,000 red and amber LED lights, many of which flicker, giving the mythical beast a vibrant look and dynamic feel.

Giant Illuminated Dragon at The Forum Shops at Caesars Heralds the Upcoming Chinese New Year

Giant Illuminated Dragon at The Forum Shops at Caesars Heralds the Upcoming Chinese New Year

Photo credit: © Jim Decker.

Created by the imaginative design team of Studio Artefact for The Forum Shops, the dazzling dragon sits upon a lush red carpet surrounded by hand-painted wood pillars, gold fencing and red velvet ropes.

Giant Illuminated Dragon at The Forum Shops at Caesars Heralds the Upcoming Chinese New Year

Giant Illuminated Dragon at The Forum Shops at Caesars Heralds the Upcoming Chinese New Year

Photo credit: © Jim Decker.

While the Chinese New Year begins on February 19, 2015 and it is the Year of the Sheep, the traditional Chinese dragon will be on display at The Forum Shops beginning in January and throughout the Chinese New Year celebratory season.

Giant Illuminated Dragon at The Forum Shops at Caesars Heralds the Upcoming Chinese New Year

Giant Illuminated Dragon at The Forum Shops at Caesars Heralds the Upcoming Chinese New Year

Photo credit: © Jim Decker.

To further mark Chinese New Year, The Forum Shops at Caesars will again welcome students from the Meadows School, who will perform the traditional dragon parade throughout The Forum Shops at Caesars on Thursday, Feb. 19 beginning at 10 a.m. The cast of singers and dancers includes 120 Meadows students -­ 60 from kindergarten and 60 from fifth grade plus the school’s very special guest, founder and Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman.

The Year of the Sheep is considered an auspicious year that brings luck and good things. This marks the 19th consecutive year The Meadows School has performed at The Forum Shops for this annual celebration.

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