USA Luxury Shopping Consortium® | Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas to Celebrate Year of the Dog With Opening Ceremony, Ribbon Cutting, Fan Dance & More 
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Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas to Celebrate Year of the Dog With Opening Ceremony, Ribbon Cutting, Fan Dance & More 

Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas to Celebrate Year of the Dog With Opening Ceremony, Ribbon Cutting, Fan Dance & More 

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Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas to Celebrate Year of the Dog With Opening Ceremony, Ribbon Cutting, Fan Dance & More

WHAT:

As the annual Spring Festival nears, two iconic Las Vegas shopping destinations, Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas, will celebrate the Year of the Dog in true fashion with several events in honor of the Lunar New Year. 

Fashion Show will host the 7th Annual CNY in the Desert™ Opening Ceremony and ring in the Year of the Dog with a special ribbon cutting and dinner on Friday, February 16. To commemorate Chinese New Year, guests are invited to partake on a journey to China and experience cultural performances by the Tianjin Dance and Acrobatic Theater Company as they take on the runway. Guests will be able to enjoy a live authentic dragon dance and eye painting ceremony by Las Vegas Lohan School of Shaolin, followed by a ceremonial blessing of the department stores where team members will feed the dragon red envelopes to bring good luck for the year. Following the ceremony, guests also have the option to enjoy a special Lunar New Year family-style dinner catered by Kona Grill and cocktails sponsored by Remy Martin. Tickets are priced at $88 (excludes tax and gratuity), and will be available for purchase at Eventbrite. 

Grand Canal Shoppes will help kick off the Lunar New Year festivities on February 16 with the signature fan dance above the waterfall at 4:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. During and after the fan dance, more than 250 envelopes will be distributed to guests. The envelopes will be filled with prizes – from gift cards to chocolate gold coins. Each red envelope will also be bundled with signature store incentives available at participating Grand Canal Shoppes stores and restaurants. 

WHEN:

Fashion Show: 7th Annual CNY in the Desert™ Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting 

Great Hall at Fashion Show 

Friday, February 16, 2018 

Media Check-in: 5:30 p.m. 

Event: 6:00 p.m. 

Grand Canal Shoppes: Signature Fan Dance 

Level 2 near The Waterfall Atrium (first performance) and between Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and SUSHISAMBA (second performance) 

Friday, February 16, 2018 

Media Check-in: 3:30 p.m. 

Performance: 4:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. 

WHERE:

Fashion Show
3200 Las Vegas Blvd S. 

Grand Canal Shoppes 

3377 Las Vegas Blvd S. 

MEDIA: Media interested in covering the Chinese New Year festivities must RSVP in advance to Allied Integrated Marketing at GGP@AlliedIM.com. 

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About Fashion Show 

At 2 million square feet, Fashion Show is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip and one of the largest shopping centers in the USA. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Macy’s Men’s, Dillard’s, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Nordstrom and Forever 21, Fashion Show houses an eclectic mix of more than 250 retail boutiques and over two dozen restaurants. 

Fashion Show is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP. 

About Grand Canal Shoppes 

Located inside The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, the center boasts 160 specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands including Nevada’s only Barneys New York, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Dooney & Bourke, Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, create an unparalleled retail environment that includes a star-studded line-up of restaurants headed by famous celebrity chefs: Wolfgang Puck’s CUT, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse, Buddy Valastro’s Buddy V’s and Carlo’s Bakery, Gianpaolo Putzu’s Canaletto and SUGARCANE raw bar grill. The center is also home to entertainment superstars, TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub, and Lavo Italian Restaurant and Nightclub. For more information, visit www.thegrandcanalshoppes.com. 

About CNY In The Desert™ CNY IN THE DESERT™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the vision is to create the largest annual lunar celebration in the United States. Our mission is to continually increase awareness about the Asian American Pacific Islander culture as it relates to the Lunar New Year celebration; and to attract ever-increasing numbers of tourists to Las Vegas. For more information, go to www.CNYintheDesert.com. 

Media Contact:
Allied Integrated Marketing
ggp@alliedim.com
(702) 889-2705