LAS VEGAS (Dec. 14, 2016) – Chinese New Year is recognized as the most important Chinese holiday and is known as "Spring Festival" in China, “Tet New Year” in Vietnam and “Seol-lal” in Korea. Chinese New Year in the Desert™ in 2017 will be held in multiple locations over a four-day period from Friday, Jan. 27 to Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Participating venues at Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas resorts include: The LINQ Promenade, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort and The LINQ Theater.

The sixth annual Chinese New Year in the Desert™ will celebrate the year of the rooster. Major sponsors for the 2017 celebration include: Caesars Entertainment, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Golden Catalyst, LLC and Pilot Holdings USA.

The LINQ Promenade
Dragon Dance and Chinese Cultural Performances
Friday, Jan. 27 and Monday, Jan. 30, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29, 1:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Throughout the four-day festival, guests will be taken on a journey around the world as they experience performances by professional dancers from Sichuan dance troupe and local Chinese communities on The LINQ Promenade Fountain Stage. Dragon dance performances by Lohan School of Shaolin will be held nightly at 6 p.m.

Marquee Events at The LINQ Promenade will include the following:
Chinese New Year Light Show at the High Roller Observation Wheel
The High Roller, known as the world’s tallest observation wheel and an iconic landmark in the Las Vegas skyline, will be lit red and gold to mark the beginning of the festivities on the night of Friday, Jan. 27.

Additionally, China Union Pay customers can receive a complimentary ticket for the High Roller if they spend $500 or more at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts (including The LINQ Promenade). The promotion is available while supplies last. Visit the Center Strip Box Office at The LINQ Promenade for more information. Additional details will be released soon on caesarsentertainment.cn.

WeChat Booking Lucky Draw and Gift Giveaway
Customers who book hotel rooms at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts through WeChat Pay will enter a lucky draw to win Lunar New Year-themed limited edition gifts, shopping gift cards and more, sponsored by The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Miracle Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Want Want Group and more. Visit the WeChat booth near the Fountain Stage at The LINQ Promenade for additional information.

Tsingtao Beer Tasting
Taste the Lunar New Years-themed cocktail or sample beer from Tsingtao, the second largest brewery in China, available for guests 21 and over at the Tsingtao booth at The LINQ Promenade.

New Caesars Entertainment Show Teasers
Check out teasers for upcoming shows at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, such as The Bronx Wanderers, X Shows and Variety Shows on the Fountain Stage at The LINQ Promenade.

Live Spray Paint Shows by Visual Art Images
Experience large-scale, live spray painting and purchase Chinese New Year-themed artwork for a special rate at The LINQ Promenade by local artists from Visual Art Images.

Total Snapshot Photo Opportunities
Take souvenir photos with a Chinese New Year-themed photo frame at the High Roller observation wheel at The LINQ Promenade or at the Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

Lunar New Year Happy Hour
Enjoy Happy Hour offers at participating LINQ Promenade restaurants and bars, including Off The Strip, Tilted Kit Pub & Eatery and more.

The LINQ Promenade Special Offers
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with special offers at participating LINQ Promenade restaurants and outlets, including:

  • Bella Scarpa & Welcome to LV Store – 10 percent off merchandise
  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop – Specialty Chinese New Year-inspired tin of 15 intense dark chocolates ($12.50 each or two for $20)
  • Flour & Barley – Brick Oven Pizza – Kung Pao Shrimp Pizza, featuring Kung Pao sauce, mozzarella, roasted peppers and shrimp, garnished with green onions and peanuts ($17.50)
  • Sky Shop – Apparel and collectible items available for a limited time only
  • Virgil’s Real Barbeque – Hush puppy samples and a custom drink honoring the year of the rooster with Espolón Blanco Tequila
  • Sprinkles – Year of the rooster cupcakes, as well as cupcakes featuring the Chinese characters for double happiness and longevity


The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort
Shopping Spree
Friday, Jan. 27 – Monday, Jan. 30
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort will offer unbeatable deals throughout the holiday weekend. Please visit the WeChat booth at The LINQ Promenade during the celebration period for shopping coupons.

The LINQ Theater
Chinese New Year Celebration Gala
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2:45-3:30 p.m.

For additional information and the updated schedule, please visit cnyinthedesert.com.