Live! Casino & Hotel Honors Year of the Dog

Live! Casino & Hotel Honors Year of the Dog

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Live! Casino & Hotel Honors Year of the Dog with a Traditional Lunar New Year Celebration on February 15

Traditional Lion Dance “Cai Qing” Ceremony to Commence Spectacular Annual Festival

Live! Casino & Hotel will celebrate the LUNAR NEW YEAR and “Year of the Dog” with its annual lineup of traditional events celebrating and honoring Asian culture. The Lunar New Year officially begins on February 16, the first day of the New Year based on the lunar calendar.

The festivities Live! Casino & Hotel will begin on Thursday, February 15 at 11:30am with a “Cai Qing” Ceremony, a customary and visually stunning ritual, featuring the “picking of the greens” by the “Lion” to bless the New Year and bring prosperity.

Following the ceremony, Lion Dancers will lead a rousing parade across the casino floor, finishing at Live! Center Stage, where a spectacular Lunar New Year Festival will be presented from Noon–3:00pm. Admission is free, but attendees must be Live! Rewards Card members.

The festival will treat guests to fun and tradition, including:

  • Couplets written by a Master Calligrapher;
  • Tai Chi Performance;
  • Traditional Erhu Instrument – a Chinese violin;
  • Opportunities for picture-taking with the Money God for good luck and prosperity;
  • Traditional performances of Musical Instruments and Singing;
  • Traditional Name Painting and Sugar Painting;
  • Traditional Hand-Made Flour and Straw Figurines;
  • Korean Drum Dance.

Many food ingredients in Asian cuisine symbolize good luck, wealth and success in the coming year. To complement this very important component of Lunar New Year celebrations, a traditional, specialty menu will be offered at LUK FU, Live! Casino’s popular Asian restaurant, including Mushroom, Bamboo, Black Fungus and Carrot Stir-Fry; Sliced Beef Flank and Tendon with a Spicy Chili Sauce; Soy Marinated Sliced Cuttlefish served atop Hot & Sour Cucumbers; Braised Fatty Pig’s Feet served with a Brown Gravy; and Whole, Fried Crispy Squab served with a Salt & Pepper Sauce. The special menu will be available for a limited time.

Live! Rewards members will also have the opportunity to win prizes, including Chinese couplets, hand-made figurines, sugar paintings and name paintings; and participate in traditional arts and crafts.

For the full lineup of Lunar New Year drawings and activities, please visit

About Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

Coming soon – the new flagship luxury Live! Hotel, scheduled to open Spring 2018. Now open – the newly-renovated Live! Lofts boutique hotel. Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7, Live! Casino features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. The property offers world-class dining and entertainment, including the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; Morty’s Delicatessen, a traditional New York-style deli; The Cheesecake Factory®; Phillips® Seafood Express; Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine; 8 at Luk Fu, featuring sushi and sashimi; and En Vivo, with classic varieties of soft tacos and burritos. A sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. Live! Hotel will feature 310 luxury guest rooms, along with a lively bar and entertainment scene, a day spa and salon, an event center, and meeting facilities. Live! Lofts boutique hotel is located just minutes from the casino. For reservations, call 443-445-2929. Live! Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit or Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit

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