Chinese New Year celebrations begin with a bang Jan. 31 in Las Vegas. Colorful ceremonies can be found at various Strip properties.
Starting Jan. 31 and continuing through Feb. 3, afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas will feature a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, complete with handmade fortune cookies and holiday-inspired pastries. Tea service will be available each day from 2-5 p.m. for $35 per person. Reservations: (888) 881-9367.
Seven life-size horses, watched over by a rearing stallion, form the centerpiece of the seasonal display at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Clusters of firecrackers and red silk lanterns hang from the ceiling. They're thought to represent happiness and prosperity while warding off evil.