The Gold Coast Hotel and Casino will celebrate Chinese New Year with a flourish on February 5, hosting the annual Dragon Dance celebration at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on the casino floor.
Guests of all ages are invited to welcome the Year of the Horse by experiencing this authentic cultural celebration, performed by the Lohan School of Shaolin.
The Dragon Dance parade will include several dragons, a percussion procession and characters that will make several stops throughout the parade to pull ceremonial lettuce from the ceiling and toss the leaves to spectators. Being hit by a piece of lettuce during a Dragon Dance parade is considered particularly lucky. In accordance with Chinese traditions, there will be tangerine trees lining the table games pit, candy hanging from trees throughout the casino and banners displaying the Year of the Horse. Gold Coast kicks off the Chinese New Year beginning January 31, when the property will be decorated in traditional Chinese-themed favors including the tangerine trees..
Guests can further their Chinese New Year experience with authentic Chinese cuisine at Ping Pang Pong and the Noodle Exchange. Voted the “Best Asian Restaurant in Las Vegas,” six times by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ping Pang Pong offers a wide variety of authentic traditional Chinese dishes, while the quick and convenient Noodle Exchange will offer its house specialty, mini hot pots.
The Gold Coast Hotel and Casino has presented the Dragon Dance for Chinese New Year for more than ten years. For more information on the Chinese New Year celebration, please visit www.goldcoastcasino.com.