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The Venetian and The Palazzo Usher in the Year of the Horse in Magnificent Style

Lion Dancers at Chinese New Year Celebration
The Venetian
and The Palazzo welcomed the Year of the Horse on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 with a traditional lion and dragon dance. 

Lion Dancers in Grand Colonnade
Lion Dancers in Grand Colonnade

Mr. Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, along with his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson were in attendance to paint the eyes of the dragon and bring it to life, kicking off Chinese New Year 2014.

Dragon Dance in The Palazzo Lobby
Dragon Dance in The Palazzo Lobby

Also in attendance to usher in the new year were president and COO, John Caparella; president of global gaming operations, Rob Goldstein; and president of international marketing, Larry Chiu.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Usher in the Year of the Horse
The Venetian and The Palazzo Usher in the Year of the Horse

Dancers from the Yau Kung Mon Kung Fu School of U.S.A. from Los Angeles and San Francisco paraded through both properties, blessing the baccarat salons in the casinos. The colorful event featured a parade of dancers and drummers dressed in authentic costumes who made their way through The Waterfall Atrium of The Palazzo to bring good luck throughout 2014. Guests gathered to watch the dragon and lion dance and take photos of the art installation featuring hand-sculpted and hand-painted horses.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Usher in the Year of the Horse
The Venetian and The Palazzo Usher in the Year of the Horse

To commemorate the Year of the Horse, the resort’s floral and horticulture department worked with a team of artisans, and consulted with a Feng Shui master, to produce the massive “Year of the Horse” art installation.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Usher in the Year of the Horse
The Venetian and The Palazzo Usher in the Year of the Horse

This year’s Year of the Horse art installation features:

  • 8 unique hand-sculpted and hand-painted horses
  • 1 sculpted lamb (The Horse’s secret friend)
  • The primary horse stands at 16-feet high once installed in the fountain
  • 4 horses are at 8-feet high
  • 2 horses will be in the raised gardens
  • 2 horses will appear to be walking through water
  • 2 horses are rearing and are at 18-feet tall
  • 1 horse is a foal and is 48-inches high.
The Venetian and The Palazzo Usher in the Year of the Horse
The Venetian and The Palazzo Usher in the Year of the Horse

The Year of the Horse art installation will run through Feb. 16.

John Caparella Participates in Lion Dance
John Caparella Participates in Lion Dance