Celebrate Chinese New Year in Vegas

Lunar New Year, Spring Festival, Chinese New Year. Every year thousands of Asian tourists travel to Las Vegas. While many visit throughout the year, the period surrounding Chinese New Year is a particularly popular time for travel. Considered to be one of the most important holidays in the Chinese culture, the Chinese New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the 15th. This year, the celebration begins this Friday, January 31.

Not one to miss out on a celebration, when you visit us here at the M Resort, you’ll notice our festive décor including welcome banners and lanterns. Our award-winning buffet will offer several specialty items like poached chicken with ginger scallions, lion’s head meatballs with baby Bok Choy and sweet and sour pork. If you’re looking for more than a few Asian dishes, try Jayde Fuzion, our newest restaurant. The menu offers a combination of Chinese, Korean and Japanese flavors while the restaurant’s design blends traditional Asian details with modern touches.

One of the more exciting events that we’ll host during the New Year is our annual Dragon Dance performed by the Lohan School of Shaolin. The dance will include a 30-person assembly with a 63-foot dragon including adult and baby lion dancers, Buddhas, musicians and festive flags. It will begin in our lobby to chase away evil spirits, continue through the casino floor, past the buffet, and conclude back in the lobby. It’s a must-see and a guest favorite every year, drawing hundreds of people to our resort.

To help you get more familiar with the Chinese New Year, here are a few fast facts:

Chinese New Year Facts

  • In China, the official name of the Chinese New Year holiday is Spring Festival.
  • Chinese New Year varies per year but always falls in January or February.
  • People in China take up to a week off to celebrate.
  • Traditions for this holiday include wearing red, hanging red signs/lanterns and noise-making.
  • Red envelopes containing money are given and symbolize good luck.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the New Year and we look forward to seeing you – hopefully for the Dragon Dance – it’s truly a neat experience!