About Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival in China is now one of the five most celebrated festivals in the world.  During this festival, families reunite over traditions like celebratory dinner, sweeping away bad fortune, fireworks and watching the ceremonial lion dance. For children, the gift of positive wishes and red envelopes filled with money are the highlight of New Year’s Day. 

Celebrate Lunar New Year at MGM National Harbor

We’re celebrating The Year of the Dragon at MGM National Harbor. Visit us for a variety of cultural experiences you won’t want to miss. Celebratory activities will include culinary experiences, gaming opportunities, and traditional Chinese performances which inspire peace, prosperity and luck in all who participate in them. 

The Conservatory

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with MGM National Harbor’s latest Conservatory. The Lunar New Year-inspired display is available for viewing from January 26 – March 17. 


Special Lunar New Year Menu at Ginger

February 8-18

Enjoy a special Lunar New Year menu featuring Crispy Fried Crab Claws, Shrimp and Scallops, Golden Egg Yolk Lobster and more savory dishes.

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Lion Dance

February 10 | 6:00 p.m.

Guests can celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a special lion and dragon dance on Saturday, February 10 at 6 p.m. The performance will begin in the Casino Valet and continue throughout the Conservatory. The lion dance is a traditional celebration for the holiday bringing prosperity and good luck for the upcoming year.

Money Tree Kiosk Game

Sunday, February 4

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Earn $1.25 Slot Dollars or 600 Tier Credits from table between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to play in the Money Tree kiosk game at any Rewards Kiosk. Win up to $8,888 in FREEEPLAY® or a chance to pull cash from the money tree. The top prize on the money tree is $8,888 in cash. Participants who win a chance to pull an envelope off the money tree must present their redemption ticket in the Conservatory between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Lunar New Year Crystal Giveaway

Thursday, February 15

Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Bring home a crystal dragon to celebrate Lunar New Year when you earn $3.00 Slot Dollars or 1,500 Tier Credits from table between 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Lucky Money Kiosk Game

Sunday, February 18

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Are you feeling lucky? Earn $1.25 Slot Dollars or 600 Tier Credits from table play between 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for one play. Participants can play a maximum of five times. Each play has a chance to win the top prize of $10,000 in FREEPLAY.

Special Treats at Bellagio Patisserie

Bellagio Patisserie will be offering special treats in honor of the Year of the Dragon. Visit Bellagio Patisserie for more information.