SOURCE: Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Las Vegas Sands Corp.

January 21, 2010 19:00 ET

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2010 at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

Festive Decor and Traditional Dragon Dance Honors Year of the Tiger

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - The Venetian and The Palazzo will celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Tiger with an authentic dragon and lion dance with firecrackers and festive decorations featuring a 16.5-foot long Tiger and Chinese Bridge in the atrium gardens of The Shoppes at The Palazzo with citrus trees representing good luck and fortune.

Dragon Dance

The dragon and lion dance symbolizes good luck and prosperity for the year to come and is an important ritual of Chinese culture. The Chinese consider dragons to be friendly and helpful creatures associated with strength, good fortune, wisdom and longevity. Lions are traditionally seen as guardians and are used to exorcise evil spirits and summon luck and fortune.

On Saturday, February 13th at 3 p.m., a ceremonial dragon and lion dance, complete with firecrackers and eye painting ceremony, will begin at The Venetian's lavish Porte-Cochere, making its way through The Venetian Casino, into The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, through The Palazzo Casino and end in the upper Palazzo Porte-Cochere. The colorful spectacle will feature a parade of dancers and musicians dressed in elaborate costumes playing authentic music.

One additional dragon dance, minus the eye painting ceremony, will be held on Sunday, February 14th at 1 p.m. beginning in The Venetian Porte-Cochere, make its way through the casino into The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and ending in The Palazzo Porte-Cochere. All dragon dances will be open to the public.

Chinese New Year Décor

Decorations in the customary color scheme of red and gold and traditional tangerine trees will help ring in the New Year at The Venetian and The Palazzo. More specifically, The Venetian and The Palazzo will celebrate the Year of the Tiger with the following décor additions:

-- The décor throughout both The Venetian and The Palazzo will include
   presentations of citrus trees, red envelopes and lanterns to celebrate
   the New Year.

-- The Venetian reception desk wall will feature an ornate red silk
   taffeta drapery treatment with ornate I-Ching coins.

-- The Venetian's lobby will feature red, orange and yellow floral to
   complement the banners and lotus lanterns hanging in The Venetian

-- The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium will have the most dramatic transformation
   with the following embellishments:

   -- A 16.5-foot long custom-designed Tiger, the auspicious zodiac symbol
      of 2010, will be situated at the water feature facing The Palazzo
      casino floor to welcome visitors.

   -- Six-foot custom-made red, orange and yellow lanterns that will be
      hung to signify the lives of our guests will always be bright and
      full of lights.

   -- The atrium gardens will be redesigned into an Asian garden with red,
      orange and yellow floral including Mums, Orchids, Bromeliads,
      Kalonchoes and feature a Chinese Bridge with 35-foot bamboo.

   -- Throughout the atrium gardens there will be arrangements of
      over-sized bamboo towers with fresh orchids and lanterns.

   -- The waterfall wall will be adorned with ceremonial accent décor.

-- The columns in The Palazzo lobby surrounding the Aqua di Cristallo
   statue will feature a sophisticated red taffeta fabric treatment,
   tangerine trees and bundles of gold I-Ching Coins representing an
   "abundance of wealth." The main entrance to The Palazzo will also be
   decorated with I-Ching coins in multiples of eight welcoming good
   fortune to guests.

-- The Palazzo lobby includes custom bamboo towers and bamboo floral
   centerpieces created specifically for The Palazzo by a bamboo artist.

Decorations celebrating Chinese New Year will be presented through the third week of February.

Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking" statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond the Company's control, which may cause material differences in actual results, performance or other expectations. These factors include, but are not limited to general economic conditions, competition, new ventures, government regulation, legalization of gaming, interest rates, future terrorist acts, insurance, and other factors detailed in the reports filed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA's Five Diamond Award and Mobil Four-Star, is one of the world's most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice's legendary landmarks, the resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, and a wide variety of entertainment such as Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular, Blue Man Group, David Spade and Wayne Brady on its premises, as well as extensive convention and corporate services. For additional information, visit and follow on twitter @venetianvegas.


With over 3,000 expansive suites, luxury shopping and world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, 50-story Palazzo Las Vegas, AAA® Five Diamond and Mobil Four-Star Award winner, literally takes luxury to new heights. Highlighted by a flagship, 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York, The Shoppes at The Palazzo features more than 60 luxury boutiques. In addition, 20 remarkable stores and luxury brands made their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo, including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino, Anya Hindmarch, and Michael Kors. Additionally, The Palazzo offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as CarneVino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse and Restaurant Charlie by Charlie Trotter. Other one-of-a-kind offerings include, Tony Award winning Broadway musical, JERSEY BOYS, the chic dining and nightlife LAVO, the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip: Lagasse's Stadium. For more information, please visit The Palazzo website at and follow on twitter @palazzolasvegas.

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