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China Lights Lantern Festival Unveils Life-Size Kylin Lantern at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

China Lights Lantern Festival Unveils Life-Size Kylin Lantern at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
This week, the Sichuan Tianyu Culture Communication Co., Ltd. and Boyd Gaming unveiled a spectacular, handcrafted, larger-than-life, purple kylin lantern at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino to preview the upcoming China Lights lantern festival coming to Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas from Jan. 19 through Feb. 25 (Photo credit: Madison Freedle, one7communications.com)

Created by Chinese artisans, the lantern stands at six feet tall and illuminated with more than 100 LED light bulbs.

David Strow, vice president of corporate communications at Boyd Gaming, and Huiyuan Liu, Sichuan Tianyu Culture Communication Co. Ltd. event manager unveil the kylin lantern at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
David Strow, vice president of corporate communications at Boyd Gaming, and Huiyuan Liu, Sichuan Tianyu Culture Communication Co. Ltd. event manager unveil the kylin lantern at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

Photo credit: Madison Freedle, one7communications.com

Guest speakers included Huiyuan Liu, Sichuan Tianyu Culture Communication Co. Ltd. event manager, and David Strow, vice president of corporate communications at Boyd Gaming. Attendees continued the celebration at Ping Pang Pong, Las Vegas’ most acclaimed Chinese restaurant, for a complimentary lunch at its newly-redesigned and expanded space.

Kylin lantern
Kylin lantern at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

Photo credit: Madison Freedle, one7communications.com

“In traditional Chinese Feng Shui, the kylin is said to bring wealth and treasure, so we thought it would be fitting to showcase this lantern in the Gold Coast Casino,” said Liu. “We hope China Lights’ beautiful lanterns, art exhibits, cooking demonstrations, and stage performances become a part of the annual Chinese New Year celebration and also allow all visitors to learn about Chinese traditions and raise cultural awareness.”

In addition to the larger-than-life sized kylin lantern which is now on display at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, other Boyd Gaming properties including Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, Cannery Casino Hotel, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Eastside Cannery Casino and Hotel, Sam’s Town Las Vegas Hotel and Gambling Hall, and California Hotel and Casino will be home to smaller intricate and unique lanterns for guests to preview starting next week before the upcoming festival.

“Over the years, Boyd Gaming has cultivated many friendships within the local Asian community,” said Strow. “We’re excited to say thank you in a very tangible way by supporting the inaugural year of the China Lights lantern festival. We encourage everyone to visit Craig Ranch and celebrate the wonderful traditions and artistry showcased throughout this holiday.”

Tickets for the festival are now on sale and available at chinalightsLV.com. Boyd room and ticket packages are also available for BConnected card holders through boydgaming.com.