12 January 2023

 

 

 

MGM Resorts International Celebrates Year of the Rabbit with Dragon Dances and Festive Experiences 

LAS VEGAS (January 12, 2023) MGM Resorts International is celebrating Lunar New Year 2023, the Year of the Rabbit, with exciting dragon and lion dances, spectacular displays and delicious dining options. 
 
According to Chinese culture, the Rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese Zodiac, symbolizing mercy, elegance and beauty. Known as the luckiest of all the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac, individuals born in the Year of the Rabbit are known to be calm and creative.  
 
Dragon & Lion Dances 
Dynamic and colorful dragon and lion dances will commemorate the Year of the Rabbit at Bellagio, ARIA, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and MGM Grand: 

  • ARIA – Friday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at the main valet  

  • Bellagio – Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. at the main valet 

  • MGM Grand – Saturday, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. at the main porte cochère 

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Sunday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. at the east side resort doors near Starbucks  

Yau Kung Moon will perform the Chinese dragon and lion dances at all four resorts in a traditional Southern Shaolin Kung Fu system with a modern flair. Southern Shaolin Kung Fu is a collection of martial arts with more than 1,000 years of history. Yau Kung Moon, which translates to “Style of Flexible Power,” is one of the world’s most respected martial arts, dragon and lion dance organizations. Known for its trademark gold uniforms and innovative routines, Yau Kung Moon has been recognized internationally for being the first U.S. team to compete in the 1990 Invitational World Lion Dance Festival in Malaysia. 
 
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens  
In celebration of Lunar New Year, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens unveiled its breathtaking new display, “Year of the Rabbit.” Through March 4, guests will be immersed in a space reflecting peace and tranquility, where Asian culture is celebrated and honored in thoughtful fashion.  

Upon entering the Conservatory, visitors are invited to embrace what’s to come in the Year of the Rabbit, with each bed welcoming new beginnings, layered with meaningful creations that convey messages of harmony, good luck, enlightenment and prosperity. Created by designer Ed Libby, in collaboration with Bellagio’s Horticulture team, the display honors the Black Water Rabbit, which signifies deep wisdom and a connection to Earth.  

Guests can enjoy an epicurean journey at The Garden Table, a one-of-a-kind, immersive dining experience set within the iconic Conservatory. Hosted in a traditional tea house setting, The Garden Table features an indulgent dim sum lunch or dinner feast created by the talented culinary team at Noodles, Bellagio’s beloved Pan-Asian restaurant. The Garden Table experience can accommodate up to four guests and reservation time is limited to 1.5 hours. Reservations are required for lunch and dinner and can be made by calling 702.693.7317 or online

The Conservatory is complimentary and open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For images click here. 
 

Culinary Specialties 
Lunar New Year Food and Beverage Specials 
To ring in the Lunar New Year, several MGM Resorts food and beverage venues have curated exclusive offerings and seasonal dishes. Guests can celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the following locations: 

  • Bellagio: The Garden Table inside the Conservatory 

  • ARIA: Din Tai Fung, Blossom 

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: China Poblano, Red Plate  

  • MGM Grand: Morimoto Las Vegas, Hakkasan Restaurant Las Vegas, Grand Wok Noodle Bar 

  • Park MGM: La La Noodle 

  • Holiday menus can be found here

 

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MEDIA CONTACT: 
Dana Rutkin/Alissan Speidel 
MGM Resorts International Public Relations 
drutkin@mgmresorts.com/aspeidel@mgmres