THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO KICK OFF THE YEAR OF THE DOG WITH A CEREMONIAL LION DANCE

WHAT:
The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas are celebrating Chinese New Year and “The Year of the Dog,” the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, with an inspiring and traditional eye ceremony and lion dance.

The festive lion dance will begin with the eye ceremony at The Venetian porte-cochere. The dance will wind its way through The Venetian lobby and casino before stopping in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, then finding its way through The Palazzo casino, lobby, and ending at The Palazzo porte-cochere. This grand event will commence with traditional firecrackers, and a parade of dancers and drummers in authentic clothing.

To accompany the ceremony and dance, guests can enjoy stunning decorations highlighting the “Year of the Dog” that can be found throughout the resort.

To commemorate the “Year of the Dog,” The Venetian and The Palazzo’s floral and horticulture team worked with a team of artisans and consulted a feng shui master to create an installation that features a Chinese Shar-Pei, named Vincenzo Li.

The “Year of the Dog” art installation features:
A 16-foot tall Shar-Pei was hand-sculpted and covered in artificial fur to achieve his robust appearance.
Nine additional Shar-Peis are positioned throughout the resort.
A three-foot hare, the secret friend of the dog, can also be found within the display.

WHEN:
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at 3 p.m.

WHERE:
The Venetian Las Vegas
3355 Las Vegas Blvd South

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