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Las Vegas resorts are preparing for the Chinese New Year, celebrating Asian culture with showcases of decor, traditional Chinese cuisine and activities to commemorate The Year of the Snake.
The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Bellagio features a prosperous money tree with oversized gold coins hanging from branches. Live music performances will take place on a Chinese junk boat from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily through March 3, 2013.
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and The Palazzo Las Vegas will host a unique Year of the Snake display now through Feb. 25, 2013. Taking center stage will be a 98-foot long animated blue snake and a giant 38-foot cherry tree.
Chinese New Year in the Desert will host a series of Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cultural celebrations Feb. 8-10, 2013, throughout the Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas, which features Viva Vision.
Traditional dragon and lion dances will kick-off festivities and welcome The Year of the Snake at The Venetian and The Palazzo on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. A dance troop from Cirque du Soleil's show "Ka" will parade through MGM Grand on Feb. 10, 2013 at 5 p.m. Firecrackers will light the way as the dragon and lion dance starts on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at Wynn Las Vegas. The Bellagio hosts its lion and dragon dance at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2013. At Gold Coast Hotel and Casino the Lohan School of Shaolin will dance through the casino at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2013.
Guests can relax at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas with three exclusive spa treatments available from Jan. 23, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2013. The world's first Nobu Hotel, Nobu Caesars Palace will take reservations starting Feb. 4, 2013.
Various restaurants will prepare specialty menus and dishes for the holiday celebration including Monte Carlo's Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar, Fleurby Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay, Rice & Company at Luxor Hotel and Casino, China Poblano by Jose Andres at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, at Beijing Noodle No. 9 at Caesars Palace, MOzen Bistroat Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas, Ping Pong Pangand Noodle Exchange at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, and many more.