Caesars Palace Celebrates Chinese New Year

The Meadows School will perform a Chinese dragon parade

Roman Street Forum Shops // (c) 2010

Roman Street Forum Shops

To celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the Tiger, The Meadows School in Las Vegas will perform the traditional dragon parade throughout The Forum Shops at Caesars. The cast of singers and dancers includes 120 students — 60 from kindergarten and 60 from fifth grade — plus the school’s very special guests, mayor Oscar Goodman and his wife, Carolyn.

Meadows students will perform a Chinese dragon parade featuring red and gold costumes (Chinese colors of joy), drums and firecrackers (to keep evil spirits away) accompanied by two large and colorful dragons (powered by students). They will sing four songs in Chinese, with English translations. This is the 13th year the school’s students have conducted a Chinese New Year performance at The Forum Shops.

The parade takes place on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m., the fifth day of the Chinese New Year and is considered a lucky day for merchants for it is the birthday for the Chinese god of wealth. In China, firecrackers are lit to celebrate the reopening of stores after spending the holiday with family and friends.