The Venetian Resort Las Vegas invites guests to celebrate Chinese New Year through memorable décor and entertainment, as well as retail and culinary offerings.
HOLIDAY DÉCOR TAKES OVER THE WATERFALL ATRIUM
Transformation of the resort’s waterfall atrium to commemorate the Year of the Pig began in early January with the installation of a colossal golden pig sculpture. The resort’s floral and horticulture team worked with a team or artisans and consulted a feng shui master to create the installation.
The feature sculpture is a 3,000-pound golden pig that stands 16 feet tall and is surrounded by tangerine trees, chrysanthemums, orchids, succulents and bromeliads. Additionally, nine smaller pigs are placed throughout the waterfall atrium and the resort’s lobbies.
“Chinese New Year is an important holiday for our guests,” said Dana Beatty, executive director of floral at The Venetian Resort. “We aim to create something that is not only memorable, but culturally accurate.”
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE LION DANCE FEB. 5
At 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, February 5, the resort will officially kick off Lunar New Year with the ceremonial lion dance and eye ceremony. The auspicious dance begins at The Venetian’s porte cochere and winds its way through The Venetian lobby and casino, stopping in the waterfall atrium before continuing through The Palazzo casino and lobby, and ending at The Palazzo porte cochere. This exciting and joyful event features firecrackers, and a parade of dancers and drummers in authentic costumes.
TRADITIONAL FAN DANCE AND HOLIDAY PROMOTIONS AT GRAND CANAL SHOPPES
Grand Canal Shoppes’ Lunar New Year festivities commence on Feb. 5, with the signature fan dance above the waterfall at 3:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. During and after the fan dance, more than 500 red envelopes will be distributed to guests. The envelopes will be filled with prizes – from gift cards to chocolate gold coins. Each red envelope will also be bundled with signature store incentives available at participating Grand Canal Shoppes stores and restaurants.
SPECIAL MENU ITEMS ABOUND
Mott 32, one of Hong Kong’s most award-winning restaurants and a culinary icon in contemporary Chinese cuisine, recently opened its first U.S. outpost at The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Chef Alan Ji and his team created a special prix fixe menu that includes king prawns, jade sea scallops and more. The menu will be offered Feb. 2-12 and requires full table participation to partake. For the full menu, visit Venetian.com.
The signature CrazyShake milkshakes from Black Tap Craft Burger & Beer have reached worldwide acclaim and the specialty Chinese New Year shake is sure to delight. Sold Feb. 1-10, the Chinese New Year Shake is an almond cookie shake with a vanilla frosted rim with gold and red sprinkles, topped with a Chinese New Year almond ice cream cookie sandwich, whipped cream & caramel drizzle.
Hong Kong Café at The Palazzo has created a special limited-time menu in honor of Chinese New Year. Authentic dishes including golden crispy chicken, firecracker Manila clams, and roasted pork belly are on the menu, served Feb. 2 – 11. For reservations, call 702.607.2220.
IN CONCERT: LEON LAI
Leon Lai has been entertaining fans since the 1990s. One of Cantopop’s “Four Heavenly Kings,” Lai has released a number of best-selling records, found success as an actor and is renowned for his philanthropy.
His performances on Feb. 8 and 9 in The Palazzo Ballroom will delight fans to fresh arrangements of many of his classic songs and state-of-the-art staging. Tickets can be purchased online, at any box office at The Venetian, or by calling 866.641.7469.
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU – REJUVENATE AT CANYON RANCH SPA + FITNESS
Canyon Ranch Spa + Fitness is offering guests a few ways to celebrate the Year of the Pig:*
- $88 off of any two spa services 50 minutes or longer,
- 18% off salon services 50 minutes or longer,
- And complimentary tea with any purchase or 18% off any purchase at CR CREAT
*Dates and restrictions apply.