The Venetian and The Palazzo Celebrate the Year of the Dragon

The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas are commemorating the Year of the Dragon with a big bang. The events will start on Monday, January 23 at 1 p.m. with a ceremonial dragon dance beginning at The Venetian porte cochere travelling through The Palazzo. The ceremony will include firecrackers, eye painting and a parade of dancers and musicians.

In honor of the most celebrated sign of the Chinese Zodiac, The Palazzo will erect a 128-foot 8,000-pound hand-crafted fire-breathing dragon. The Dragon symbolizes ambition, passion and success. The Waterfall & Atrium Gardens of The Palazzo will become the centerpiece attraction as it breathes fire from Jan. 23 through Feb.5 at 1 and 5 pm.

Rendering of the dragon in The Palazzo's Waterfall & Atrium Gardens, Rendering Credit: TKOart

“During Chinese New Year, it is beneficial to visit the dragon for its blessing and protection. It is good luck to walk around the entire dragon three times in a clockwise motion to remove obstacles for 2012,” said Peter Lung, with World of Feng Shui, who consulted on the design of the dragon. “You should build friendships with those who possess the sign of the dragon for better luck and blessings in the New Year.”

“The dragon is the most powerful of the zodiac signs. We had to create something that Las Vegas would never forget,” said Dana Beatty, director of horticulture for The Venetian and The Palazzo. “From the number and location of our displays to the length and direction of the dragon, everything about the Waterfall & Atrium Gardens is feng shui-inspired, creating the perfect environment to bring wealth and prosperity in 2012.”

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