RENO TAHOE USA CELEBRATES THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE

2013-02-06


The Chinese New Year marks a time of transition from the Year of the Dragon to the Year of the Snake. While the Dragon is said to have brought a year of excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration and intensity, the Snake is believed to bring prosperity, gracious morality and great wisdom. To usher in the New Year, beginning February 10, Reno Tahoe USA is celebrating with an array of special activities.
 
“Reno Tahoe is a popular destination for Chinese-Americans year-round,” said RSCVA President and CEO Christopher Baum. “And with a great concert, several Lion Dances and plenty of dining specials, February 10-24 is an especially fun time to visit.”
 
Attractions of special note:
 
For an exciting evening filled with live Chinese music, join Tavia Yeung Yi, Ron Ng and Sean Lin on February 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $88.
 
Hop on the chair lift and welcome in the Year of the Snake with a little “snaking” of your own down the slopes of Mt. Rose. In between runs, take advantage of fantastic food and drink specials, exciting activities and catch the one-of-a kind Lion Show behind Base Lodge at 11:30am on Saturday, February 16.
 
Ring in the Year of the Snake at the Eldorado with dozens of specialty dishes and magnificent White Crane Lion Dances. From February 10-17, enjoy the variety of The Buffet, including Chinese five spice head on shrimp with chili sauce, roast duck and cashew chicken. Feast on the all-you-can-eat selections for $17.99 from February 11-14, and $24.99 on February 10 and February 15-17.
 
From February 16-18, the Eldorado is carrying on the ancient Chinese New Year tradition of the White Crane Lion Dance. Watch as the spectacular display begins on the mezzanine and winds down through the casino. Saturday performances begin at 5pm, 8pm and 11pm. Sunday dances will start at 4pm, 7pm and 10 pm, followed by a final dance on Monday at 1 pm.
 
Celebrate the beginning of the new Lunar Calendar with the legendary ritual of the Lion Dance, performed by international award-winning members of Leung’s White Crane Dance Association. Catch the Lion Dance on Silver Legacy’s mezzanine level near the Mining Rig:
    February 16 at 1, 4, 5 and 10 pm
     
    February 17 at 12, 3 4 and 8 pm
     
    February 18 at 12 pm
In addition to the dazzling performances, enjoy Chinese delicacies at two delicious dining spots from February 10-24. Flavors! the Buffet presents an endless assortment of Chinese favorites, including baron beef with Asian rub, crab leg clusters and pork pot stickers for $22.99. And at Café Sedona, enjoy authentic dishes such as Hunan beef, stir fry rice cakes and Fat Choy.
 
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