Celebrate Chinese New Year

Year of the Rat

Celebrate The Year of the Rat

Las Vegas is a city that enjoys celebrating cultural diversity. When Chinese New Year draws near, many resorts transform their properties. The Venetian Resort creates a grand display in the Waterfall Atrium to honor the Lunar New Year. A feng shui master is consulted to make sure every cultural aspect has been considered. It's the Year of the Rat and in Chinese culture, they are clever and quick thinkers. Many people consider rats a sign of wealth and vitality.

Holiday Décor Takes Over The Waterfall Atrium

January 15, 2020 – March 4, 2020

Beginning January 15, a colossal creature will welcome visitors to the Waterfall Atrium in honor of the Lunar New Year. Although it may cause pause, guests shouldn’t be alarmed by this 2,000-pound golden rodent, as 2020 is the Year of the Rat.

Ring In The New Year With The Lion Dance

January 25, 2020 | 3:00 p.m.

The lion dance is an annual tradition guests can enjoy. It's a spectacle of fireworks, dancers, and drummers winding their way through the lobbies and casinos. The annual eye-dotting ceremony will held in The Venetian porte cochere and will be followed by the ceremonial Lion Dance.

Canyon Ranch spa + fitness

January 19–31, 2020

Start your Chinese New Year celebrations feeling relaxed and beautiful with a special offer from Canyon Ranch Spa. From January 19-31, get $80 off two 80-minute spa services, as well as 18% off salon services. These lucky savings will keep you in the proper spirit for Chinese New Year.

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Joey Yung

January 25 & 26, 2020

The diva of Chinese music, Joey Yung, is making a special appearance at The Venetian this Chinese New Year. One of the most iconic artists to hit the world stage, Joey Yung has an impressive career spanning 20 years, with accolades to spare. Her Chinese New Year appearance at The Venetian promises to delight new and old fans alike during a celebration show that shouldn’t be missed.

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Hong Kong Café

January 23, 2020 - January 31, 2020

Hong Kong Café showcases a variety of Asian dishes with a special menu for Chinese New Year. Noodles, rice rolls, and Hong Kong-style fusion cuisine options are all served late-night, too. This a great place to stop for food before or after celebrating. Commemorate the Lunar New Year at Hong Kong Café on The Palazzo casino floor.

Mott 32

January 17, 2020 – February 2, 2020

Mott 32 is offering a selection of eight special dishes to celebrate Chinese New Year. The a la carte offering highlights the restaurant's signature approach to regional Chinese cuisine, taking time-honored recipes using modern techniques and premium ingredients. Dishes include Whole Maine Lobster Salad with Australian Abalone, Steamed Chicken Fillet with Yunnan Ham, and Crabmeat E-Fu Noodles and Superior Soup among other traditional Chinese delicacies, such as sea cucumber, fish maw and abalone, which are reserved for special occasions and believed to inspire good fortune and good health for the new year. All are designed to be shared, making them perfect for festive gatherings.

Chinese New Year at Grand Canal Shoppes

January 23, 2020 – January 26, 2020

The premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination to host four days of activities including the 9th Annual Chinese New Year in the Desert.

Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24

  • The Wishing Tree Red Envelope Activation | 2:00, 3:00 & 5:00 p.m.
  • Lion Dance at The Sky Garden | 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26

  • Traditional Fan Dancers (Saturday only) | 12:00 p.m.
  • The Wishing Tree Red Envelope Activation | 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
  • Traditional Chinese Drummers | 5:00 p.m.
  • Lion Dance at The Sky Garden | 6:00 p.m.