2016 is a is the year of the Monkey in China, celebrated in Las Vegas by many of the hotels so here is your guide to some of the celebrations going on this year for the 2016 Chinese new year. The dates that celebration will take place is February 8 2 the 14th.
In China this is known as the “Spring Festival” and because it is this time of year sandwiched between the big game and Valentine’s Day it’s really going to be a big celebration. There will be multiple events in both the Linq Promenade and Caesar’s Palace.
Actual opening ceremonies take place on February 9 including a ribbon covenant cutting ceremony, naturally a lion dance and concluding with his ceremony of a painting. Chinese people believe in setting the stage for good luck so they have a wishing tree lighting of that tree is included in the opening events and if you wish good luck all you need to do is tossed red ribbons into the Wishing Tree.
One of the cool things about this is that they’re going to be a lot of painting by the group guerrilla cages part of the District Artz on large canvases.
There’s also a demonstration by the Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and part of the show here is going to be food carvings and ice sculpting. On the cooking side to be a noodle pulling and suckling pig demonstration that will take place on February 12.
There’s other things taking place as well such as a dance for a cause a wedding ceremony naturally you will be able to purchase some Year of the Monkey merchandise and in addition there is going to be a song and dance troupe that will perform.
If you’re looking for more details on the events might check out the Las Vegas Blog for all of the action.
Over and Caesar’s Palace there will be illuminated Dragon display beginning January 5. On February 8 there will be a traditional Dragon Parade at the Forum Shops at Caesars.
Tasi Chin will perform at the Coliseum for one night on February 12.
Very cool part about all of this is that we get to share the culture of another country in a grand way. Las Vegas is continually celebrated the Chinese New Year. This year Caesar’s Entertainment is really going all out to bring the fun and the culture of China to Las Vegas, hope to see you there.