The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Debut Chinese New Year Display at The Waterfall Atrium and Gardens

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Debut Chinese New Year Display at The Waterfall Atrium and Gardens
Chinese New Year
has arrived inside The Waterfall Atrium and Gardens of The Palazzo Las Vegas. To commemorate the Year of the Monkey, The Venetian and The Palazzo’s floral and horticulture team worked with a team of artisans and consulted a Feng Shui master to create the massive Chinese New Year display (Pictured: The Monkey King sits 5-feet tall and weighs 300 pounds)

The monkeys are extending a Swarovski-encrusted peach wishing guests a long life
The monkeys are extending a Swarovski-encrusted peach wishing guests a long life

Throughout The Venetian and The Palazzo, guests will find 78 handcrafted monkeys, each with a unique, hand-painted face. The main feature of the display is the five-foot tall, 300-pound Monkey King seated at the base of the 38-foot-tall wishing tree. His chest plate is made up of more than 8,000 hand-sewn gold coins and he is draped in Swarovski crystals.

To create the 2016 Chinese New Year Display, The Palazzo floral team worked with a Feng Shui master
To create the 2016 Chinese New Year Display, The Palazzo floral team worked with a Feng Shui master

Among the wishing tree’s 8,000 branches of golden foliage are 28 young and somewhat mischievous monkeys. The number 28 is an auspicious number in Chinese culture, representing “easy fortune.” There are also eight giant, hand-painted peaches covered in Swarovski crystals. The monkeys that are extending a peach are wishing guests a long life.

There are 78 mischievous monkeys throughout The Venetian and The Palazzo
There are 78 mischievous monkeys throughout The Venetian and The Palazzo
88 gold and red six-foot lanterns hang in the Waterfall Atrium for The Palazzo Chinese New Year display
88 gold and red six-foot lanterns hang in the Waterfall Atrium for The Palazzo Chinese New Year display
Each monkey in the 2016 Chinese New Year display has a unique hand-painted face
Each monkey in the 2016 Chinese New Year display has a unique hand-painted face
28 monkeys hang from the wishing tree in The Palazzo Chinese New Year display
28 monkeys hang from the wishing tree in The Palazzo Chinese New Year display
The Palazzo lobby also features lanterns and handcrafted monkeys for Chinese New Year
The Palazzo lobby also features lanterns and handcrafted monkeys for Chinese New Year

The display also features:

  • 88 gold and red six-foot lanterns that are suspended over the walkways of the Waterfall Atrium and Gardens
  • More than 1,000 blooming flowers including golden Phalaenopsis, cymbidium orchids, chrysanthemums, and Oriental lilies
  • More than 1,200 plants including phormium grasses, philodendrum, Ogon grass, tangerine trees, lucky bamboo trees, ivy, ferns, and cast-iron plants

Guests can experience the Chinese New Year display through end of February.