An In-Depth Look At Bellagio’s Lunar New Year Display

By Elle
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The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden’s annual Lunar New Year display is a must-see for anyone who happens to be in the Las Vegas area! It’s jaw-droppingly beautiful and changes every year.

Bellagio goes all out for Lunar New Year. We’ve visited multiple hotels on the Las Vegas Strip just to check out their Lunar New Year displays and every year, Bellagio’s got the rest of the hotels beat.

For 2024, the display was nothing short of spectacular. “Infinite Prosperity: The Year of the Dragon” uses colorful floral arrangements and vibrant décor to pay homage to the highly anticipated Year of the Dragon, complete with pagodas, cherry blossom trees, gold coins, and, of course, golden dragons!

The display thoughtfully draws inspiration from the roots of Asian architecture, folklore and culture, with each element designed to symbolize the promise of a favorable and lucky new year.

From the look of the photos, you’d probably think it’s just a singular display that takes up a wall or two. But it’s so much more than just a wall… it’s massive and takes up an entire greenhouse!

We wanted to give you a peek at what to expect at one of these Lunar New Year displays, but you really need to experience it for yourself at some point!

The first wall that impressed us was the one on the North side, honoring Caishen, the Chinese God of Wealth. You’ll find him sitting on top of a beautiful display of yellow, pink, and red flowers and surrounded by a bed of coins and money trees!

Bellagio Lunar New Year Display
Bellagio Conservatory and Bontanical Gardens Lunar New Year Display

The starring attraction on the south end was by far the most fun and colorful, featuring children engaging in a dragon dance with a 44-foot dragon puppet.

Bellagio Lunar New Year Display

The details are as symbolic as they are gorgeous, too. You’ll find the characters under a canopy of red silk for luck and firecrackers to ward off evil spirits. The lions on each side of the bridge are meant to provide a safe passage for the new year celebration.

One thing that we were definitely not expecting was the fact that the two dragons moved! From time to time, the animatronic dragons will move their heads and blink. It was so cool to see!

Bellagio Las Vegas Lunar New Year Display Year Of The Dragon
Bellagio Lunar New Year Display Year Of The Dragon

According to Bellagio officials, the Year Of The Dragon display features 23,000 fresh and preserved flowers to make the children and 12,000 plants across the entire display.

There are also 1,800 I-Ching coins, 800 bamboo plants, 24 cherry blossom trees, and nine dragon medallions.

On the dragons themselves, you’ll find 8,000 handmade scales on a single dragon.

Bellagio Conservatory and Bontanical Gardens Lunar New Year 2024 Display

On the west end of the conservatory is a 30-foot replica of the Temple of Six Banyan Trees, a Buddhist temple in Guangzhou, China. The replica has a dragon coming down from the clouds displaying a pearl, believed to bring luck, prosperity, health, and strength.

In the middle of it all was a pagoda area adorned with cherry blossoms.

Bellagio Conservatory Lunar New Year 2024

All around the sides of the pagoda are golden dragons like this one:

The Bellagio Lunar New Year Display Year Of The Dragon

All in all, we had so much fun lingering at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden, taking in all the sounds and sights of the place.

You’ll find traditional Chinese music playing from the speakers and tons of tourists posing in front of everything, so the entire experience is touristy, festive, and fun.

Bellagio Lunar New Year Display
Bellagio Conservatory and Bontanical Gardens Lunar New Year 2024

Visitor Information

Location: Located next to the Hotel Lobby

The display is available to visit for free 24 hours a day.

Visitors looking for a more immersive experience can book a table to dine at The Garden Table inside the temple replica. This never-been-done-before dining concept features tempting creations from the talented Bellagio culinary team and is served in the serene beauty of the Bellagio Conservatory.

It only seats one group at a time (6 guests maximum for brunch and 4 guests maximum for dinner), so it’s a really special dining experience! Each experience is artistically inspired by each season of the year.

Directions to Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden

From the hotel lobby: When facing the Front Desk, the Conservatory is located directly to your right.

From North Valet and Via Bellagio: Follow the pathway into the casino, as you approach Lily Bar & Lounge, take a left. Continue through the casino until you enter the hotel lobby. The conservatory will be on your right.

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My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!