To kick off Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Pig, The Meadows School will perform the traditional dragon parade throughout The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The cast of costume-clad singers and dancers includes 120 Meadows students – 60 from kindergarten and 60 from fifth grade.
Meadows students will perform a Chinese dragon parade featuring two large and colorful dragons (powered by students), red and gold costumes (Chinese colors of joy), drums and firecrackers (to keep evil spirits away). The parade will originate on the Fortuna Terrace near the giant, illuminated Chinese Dragon.
Although this year is officially the Year of The Pig, the dragon is a legendary creature in Chinese mythology and folklore as a traditional symbol of power, strength, and good luck. The Forum Shops at Caesars exhibits this fabled creature in a big way with a 22-ft. long, 6-ft. wide and 12-ft. high dragon. The massive 950-lb steel-framed dragon is covered in 30,000 red and amber LED lights, many of which flicker, giving the mythical beast a vibrant look and dynamic feel.
As the parade winds its way throughout the retail center, it will stop in front of the Fountain of the Gods to perform. This is the 23rd consecutive year the school’s students have conducted a Chinese New Year performance at The Forum Shops.
- Tuesday, Feb 5 – Parade begins at approximately 9 a.m.
- Fortuna Terrace – Nearest the interior entrance to The Forum Shops from Caesars Palace casino
- The Forum Shops at Caesars – 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South