Enjoy these events and celebrations bringing in the Chinese New Year around the Reno / Tahoe region. Chinese (also referred to as Asian) New Year is the Asian custom of bringing in what is also called the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. 2014 is the Year of the Horse and it officially begins on January 31.
Chinese New Year at the Grand Sierra Resort
January 31 and February 1, 2014. There will be several Chinese New Year events at the Grand Sierra Resort. Enjoy free lion dances and kung fu demonstrations from the Shaolin Monks on both days. Elements Buffet will be serving Asian dinner specials. On Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m., an all-ages Asian Musical Variety Show will play in the Grand Theatre. Tickets are available online. The Grand Sierra Resort is at 2500 E. Second Street in Reno.
Chinese New Year at the Eldorado Hotel Casino
To celebrate Chinese New Year, The Buffet at the Eldorado Hotel Casino will be serving authentic Chinese dishes from January 31 through February 6, 2014. Each meal purchased will come with free Li Shee (lucky money). The Chinese Lion Dance has been part of Chinese culture for over a thousand years and a part of the New Year festivities. From February 15 through 17, the White Crane Lion Dancers will begin on the Eldorado mezzanine and wind their way through the casino for all to see. Saturday performances will begin at 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday dances will be at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. On Monday, the dancers perform at 1 p.m. The Eldorado is in downtown Reno at 345 North Virginia Street.
Chinese New Year Celebration at Mt. Rose
Saturday, February 1, 2014. Celebrate the Year of the Horse at Mt. Rose ski area. Enjoy the Chinese New Year with numerous activities, food and drink specials, and a skiing dragon on the slopes. The celebration goes on all day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mt. Rose ski area is up the Mt. Rose Highway, less than half an hour from Reno. For more information, call (775) 849-0704.
Chinese New Year Celebration at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City
Saturday, February 1,, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada will be celebrating Asian New Year in Carson City. Come bring in the Year of the Horse with fun cultural arts and crafts, Taiko drumming, karate demonstrations, and photo ops with The Horse. The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada is at 813 N. Carson Street in Carson City. Admission is $4 for children (2 - 13), $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (55+), and free for kids 1 and under. Once inside, all activities are free. For information, call (775) 884-2226.
More About Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is obviously a major festival in China, but it is also a big event in other places. Here are some links to more information about Chinese New Year around the world.