Las Vegas is getting ready for the year of the snake. The casino capital celebrates Chinese New Year ?also known as lunar new year in a big way, with feasts, exhibits, performances and other events at outdoor festivals and at casino-resorts like Bellagio and The Venetian.
1. This January 2013 photo provided by MGM Resorts International shows the Chinese New Year floral display at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas welcoming the year of the snake. The display includes a money tree decorated with gold coins, red lanterns, a 9-foot snake, a waterfall and wooden boat. It?s one of a number of exhibits and events around Las Vegas marking the year of the snake, which begins on Feb. 10. (AP Photo/MGM Resorts International)