The Palazzo has created a behind-the-scenes video without revealing the visual surprises when you visit. Okay. They reveal one big surprise. The 98-foot blue snake is named Sophie Chow. Bet you didn’t see that coming.
New Year festivities kick off properly on Saturday, February 9 at 3:30 p.m. when a ceremonial dragon dance will wind its way through the Venetian to this Atrium. There will be firecrackers, a parade of dancers and drummers. It was a noisy, fun sight last year.
Palazzo informs us that "according to the Feng Shui master, it is recommended that guests walk clockwise around the tree and snake display three times to bring blessings of Heaven, Earth and Mankind upon them." We didn't know that ahead of time so missed out on that good stuff at the end. We hope we earn a karmic rain-check by tipping you off on the correct way to pay a visit.
The display is open all day, every day, until February 25th.