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4-Letter Friday: FREE Fun in Las Vegas

Lunar New Year 2021

Lunar New Year. Valentine’s Day. Presidents’ Day = a 4-day weekend full of fun! After 2020, we deserve this people!

Here are some interesting things to do for FREE in Las Vegas.

Celebrate Lunar New Year

A Chinese dragon has invaded Downtown Summerlin. Photo: Downtown Summerlin

Friday ushered in the Year of the Ox, the second animal in the Chinese Zodiac. You’ll see a lot of red since that is the color for prosperity.

The Chinese highly value the ox because it hardworking, honest, reliable, tenacious and intelligent. Humans born in the year of the ox tend to hide the their talents. But they gain recognition anyway because of their outstanding hard work.

Every year the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden has an ah-maz-ing floral display to celebrate Chinese New Year. The Conservatory changes its programs five times a year. They are all different. But Chinese New Year is a constant.

The gardens are FREE and open 24 hours a day. This year’s Chinese New Year’s exhibit will be on display through March 6.

At the Venetian Resort Las Vegas, the ox is 13 feet tall. The Venetian created a female ox. Her name is Alessandra Heng. Alessandra, well, because this is an Italian kind of place. Heng means “steady and persistent” in Chinese.

Alessandra stand over a garden of red and yellow blooms and Iching coins.

Off the Strip, Downtown Summerlin is all in. They did have to scrape their dragon parade this year, though.

The entire center has gone bullish on Chinese New Year (pun intended.) Walk through the center and there are decorations everywhere. The Chinese dragon is located in the Dining Arroyo.

Downtown Summerlin is hosting a red envelope giveaway through February 26. You can win an envelope filled with surprise gifts, from chocolate coins to gift cards. Maybe you’ll get lucky!

Valentine’s Day 🧡

Happy Valentine's Day from BE
Happy Valentine’s Day from BE. Love you, my loyal readers

Check out my blog for eight kewl things to do in Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day.


Have a great week-end, Las Vegas.

((hugs)) BETH Ellyn

YOUR Las Vegas Real Estate Concierge

Beth Ellyn Rosenthal herself, eXp Realty
Beth Ellyn Rosenthal herself




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