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Chinese New Year has a long rich tradition in Las Vegas, and the Year of the Dragon is no exception. The annual celebration is marked by traditional Lion Dances, extravagant décor, unique entertainment, and special culinary offerings, so come celebrate Las Vegas-style.
For those drawn to the spectacle and pageantry of the traditional Lion Dances, check out the Wynn Las Vegas where the Dragon and Lion Dance ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, The Venetian on Monday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m., and at the Gold Coast two Lion Dances on Feb 1 at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Caesars Entertainment Lion Dances will be on January 27 at 5 p.m. at Harrah's Las Vegas, 6:15 p.m. at Imperial Palace Las Vegas, 7 p.m. at Flamingo Las Vegas and 10 p.m. at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. On January 28 at noon at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 1 p.m. at Paris Las Vegas, 2 p.m. at Bally's Las Vegas and 5 p.m. at Caesars Palace.
All across the city, resorts transform their properties with extravagant displays and elaborate décor. The Palazzo will display a 128-foot fire breathing dragon. The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will feature over 22,000 colorful flowers and two 25 foot dragons. Wynn Las Vegas' atriums will feature over 8,000 red and yellow chrysanthemums, silk dragons, and golden dragon sculptures measuring eight feet tall.
Cultural entertainment offerings abound throughout the Year of the Dragon celebration. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace welcomes Mandopop star Wakin Chau in concert and the Fremont Street Experience will host a nightly festival with Chinese food, arts and crafts, and cultural presentations on the 3rd Street Stage. Fantasy Stars in concert will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Jan. 28 for the celebration, welcoming Daniel Chan, Aska Yang, Alec Su and Wilber Pan.
Several world-class restaurants will offer special menus and festive culinary creations to honor the Chinese New Year. Luxor's new Asian bistro Rice And Company will offer a traditional prix fixe menu and The Palazzo's Zine Noodles Dim Sum and China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan will offer celebratory cuisines and festive cocktails as well.
Join the celebration and welcome the Year of the Dragon in Vegas!
Everyone makes New Year's resolutions, and most of the time, they don't last. This year, try a different approach: Enjoy a little Las Vegas indulgence first, and then you'll be ready to stick to your New Year's pledges.
For example, if you have a sweet tooth and are committed to cutting back on treats, hey, that's commendable. But before you do, enjoy one last round of delicious desserts at the Sugar Factory inside Paris Las Vegas or Ghirardelli's at Carnaval Court, the outdoor promenade at Harrah's Las Vegas.
Suppose you vow to save money by eating out less this year. Again, that's admirable - but that's no reason to give up your culinary cravings completely, so take a January trip to Vegas and enjoy a few more award-winning restaurants, then start your resolutions in February. We won't tell.
Perhaps you're a sports fan whose significant other claims you are spending too much time in front of the TV so you've promised to cut back on your sports viewing? Well, get one last screen-fest in with football playoffs, college and pro basketball, and hockey all going on simultaneously on huge screens throughout luxurious Vegas sports books.
Your resolutions can wait. After all, you can't break one if you haven't started it yet. So enjoy a little Vegas and then your New Year's commitments will be easier to keep!
The first Friday and Saturday night of 2012 are here and it's time to break in the new year with some hot Vegas nightlife filled with celebrities and the top musicmakers in the business.
There's plenty to see from Jan. 6-8, starting on Friday night with Funkagenda spinning their signature sounds at XS Nightclub and Robbie Rivera at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Dirty South performs at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan and Apl.de.Ap is performing at TAO Nightclub at The Venetian on Friday.
On Saturday, Nelly hosts at Chateau. Tiesto brings a dose of Club Life to XS, the Palms will be hopping with Christina Millian at Moon and Zen Freeman at Rain and The Bank at Bellagio is home to Lucky Lady Saturdays. Don't give up yet - party the night away in style: Surrender your Saturday with DJ Mighty Mi at Wynn/Encore Las Vegas!
Get your new year off to a sizzling start with some hot Vegas nightlife!
New Year's weekend in Vegas is about much more than just watching a ball drop and waving goodbye to one year to usher in another -- it's about celebration, revelry, and a lineup of entertainment that you won't find anywhere else in the world.
You've also got plenty of nightlife options to fit every musical taste. Get "crunk" with Lil Jon and Steve Aoki & Lil Jon at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas; enjoy a taste of SHM with Sebastian Ingrosso at XS inside Wynn Las Vegas; catch Laidback Luke at Haze at ARIA; witness Tinie Tempah performing at The Bank inside Bellagio, rock out with Good Charlotte & The Situation at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens inside Paris Las Vegas; DJ Pauly D spins at the Hard Rock's Vanity; Dirty South spins at TAO; or party at the Palms with T-Pain at Rain or Clinton Sparks at Moon.
On New Year's Eve, the stars come out all to ring in 2012! Keep up with the Kardashians -- Kim will be at TAO, Rob at Tryst and Kourtney and Scott Disick will host at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens -- or celebrate with "Peepshow" star Holly Madison at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood.
The biggest names in music are hosting and performing, too, including: Black Eyed Peas members Will.I.Am at Surrender and Fergie at the opening of 1OAK; Chris Brown at Pure inside Caesars Palace; B.O.B. at Luxor's LAX; Bruno Mars at The Bank, John Legend follows his show at Pearl Theater with an after party at Moon and Iyaz at Revolution Lounge inside The Mirage.
LMFAO brings some party rock to Haze; Kaskade spins at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan; Steve Angello is on the turntables at XS; Robbie Rivera is at Vanity; Samantha Ronson is at LAVO at The Palazzo and Paul Oakenfold rings in the new year at Rain.
Other parties include the Cirque du Soleil NYE at Gold Lounge inside ARIA; The NYE Spectacular Spectacular at the Palms' Playboy Club and Foundation Room NYE Gala at Mandalay Bay and Rhumbash at Rhumbar at The Mirage.
There's even more revelry at America's Party Las Vegas 2012 with fireworks launched from the rooftops of hotels up and down the Strip!
‘Tis the season for being jolly, and what better way to be merry than to enjoy a little Vegas entertainment this weekend, Dec. 9-10?
On Friday night, join top DJs for non-stop nightlife action. It's Clash Friday at Rain inside the Palms Casino Resort with Mark Stylz and OB One. Actress Jenny McCarthy hosts a party at Chateau Nightclub at Paris, plus, catch resident DJ JFK of MSTRKRFT at ARIA's Haze. Don't miss DJ Jus Ske at The Bank inside Bellagio, five-time Grammy-nominated Skrillex at Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and DJ Spider at Tryst at Wynn Las Vegas.
Play naughty on Saturday at the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort with Playmate Alie Layus. Receive complimentary admission when you donate a children's gift for Toys For Tots. Head upstairs to party with Kevin Brown at Ghostbar and Kenneth Thomas, Loverush UK and Zen Freeman at Rain. Haze is where it's at this weekend with the Power 106 FM Weekend Live featuring DJ E-Man and Big Boy with special performances by Far East Movement and Wallpaper. Chris Lake entertains at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas DJ Mighty Mi spins at Surrender.
Round out your weekend plans with Funkagenda at XS nightclub on Sunday night.
Have a holly, jolly time with top-notch DJs in the entertainment capital of the world this weekend.
Don't forget to take care of the most forgotten person on your list this holiday season - you! Indulge yourself in Las Vegas with a relaxing treatment at a luxury spa.
Enjoy a soothing spa treatment at Sahra Spa and Hammam inside The Cosmopolitan. Or head to Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian for a European-style thermal treatment. Spa by Mandara at Paris Las Vegas offers a eucalyptus steam room and full-service salon, while inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, the stunning Spa and Salon at Encore offers 61,000 square feet of personal comfort.
Surprise your significant other with a gift you can enjoy too - enjoy the Swedish couples massage at The Spa at Red Rock inside Red Rock Resort or relax with a Jamu Asian spa ritual at The Four Seasons Spa atop Mandalay Bay. Mandarin Oriental provides a private two-person ultimate experience in the Dragon Suite with hydrotherapy soaking tubs and a panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip - quiet, peaceful, and the perfect place for Zen in Vegas!
You'll find relaxation and rejuvenation anywhere you look, so give yourself a treat at a Las Vegas luxury spa!
We've turned the calendar to December, and in Las Vegas, that means it's time to celebrate the Holly-Day -- as in Peepshow star Holly Madison's birthday bash!
In fact, you'll find great club music from A (Steve Aoki spinning at Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas) to Z (Zedd at Haze Nightclub at ARIA Resort). Catch UFC's official DJ, AL3, along with Dave Fogg at Rain inside the Palms, DJ Spider at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas or Porter Robinson at Marquee inside the Cosmopolitan.
Saturday night is your chance to watch Peepshow star Holly Madison blow out the candles for her birthday celebration at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas! You can get warmed up at Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms, where Ian Carey spins. Carey will also perform at Rain on Saturday night and you can also catch Erick Morillo on the 1s and 2s at Marquee.
Kick off your December with a weekend of celebrity spotting and nightlife that only Vegas can deliver!
You've stuffed yourself with Thanksgiving dinner. Now you need to work off those extra calories. No worries, Las Vegas has you covered -- come get your dance on and experience some of Vegas' sizzling nightlife!
Close out your weekend on Sunday with Carlo Astuti's residency debut at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, or help Trey Songz blow out the candles during his birthday celebration at LAVO Nightclub inside The Palazzo.
Spend your holiday weekend in Las Vegas and enjoy nightlife that you won't find anywhere else!
The weekend is here, and it's time to enjoy the sizzling nightlife that only Vegas can deliver. Check out who's in town Nov. 18-20:
Start things up Friday night at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at Paris Las Vegas and help Tyga blow out the candles for his birthday celebration. Pure resident DJ Eric DLux also is hosting a birthday bash at the Caesars Palace hotspot. For more all-night excitement, try Hard Rock Sofa at Haze inside ARIA, Garb Saporta of Cobra Starship at The Bank at Bellagio, while Rain inside the Palms hosts Clash Fridays, with DJ Jazzy Jeff spinning.
On Saturday, get caught in a Maustrap as Deadmau5 and Sander Kleinenberg perform at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. NBA star and former UNLV standout Marcus Banks celebrates his birthday at Chateau, Wale performs at Haze, and Zen Freeman is on the 1s and 2s at Rain.
Close out your weekend on Sunday with the Vegas Rated December Issue release party at The Bank.
Thanksgiving isn't until next week, so stuff yourself with a weekend filled with unparalleled Vegas nightlife!
You only get one shot at 11-11-11, so make the most of it and celebrate all weekend in Vegas, where you can see celebrities, music and experience legendary nightlife you won't find anywhere else!
Kick things off tonight with the Red Bull 3Style national finals at Rain inside the Palms! Eleven finalists compete, and with special guests DJ Vice and Talib Kweli will perform as well. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10. The event is free but you'll need to get on the list here -- and get there early, because once Rain is at capacity, others will be turned away.
Then, get ready for a memorable 11-11-11 on Friday night, starting with Lil Jon at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, with opening act DJ Innovate. In August, Innovate won the Vegas Spin-Off with his outstanding live performance in the finals at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan.
You can also grab an hour of open bar from 6-7 p.m. as Coyote Ugly inside New York-New York celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Vinny Guadagnino of "Jersey Shore" hosts at Chateau inside Paris Las Vegas, New Boyz performs live at LAX inside Luxor, EDX is at Marquee, Martin Solveig is at TAO inside The Venetian, Kasanova meets Playboy at Palms' Playboy Club, Mischa Daniels and Sarah Main spin at Haze at ARIA, AN21 and Max Vangeli perform at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and you can kick off Fight Weekend with DJ E-Man at Bellagio's The Bank.
On Saturday afternoon, DJ Pauly D spins at Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms. The fist-pumping continues Saturday night with "Jersey Shore" star Snooki celebrating her birthday at LAX, Nelly blowing out the candles at TAO, Maria Menounos hosting at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood, Kevin Jonas at Chateau, the Esquire Sexiest Woman Alive Issue release party hosted by Olga Fonda at The Bank, Felix da Housecat spinning at Rain, DJ E-Rock's birthday celebration during the Fight Night event at Haze and R3HAB at Surrender.
Close out your weekend on Sunday at Ghostbar with Kevin Brown and Brandon Kent providing the beats. Make 11-11-11 a memorable number with an amazing weekend of nightlife in Vegas!