SoCal: Celebrate the “Year of the Pig” at the Chinese Lunar New Year Festivities at Pechanga

The Festivities Start on January 11th and Continue till February 15th

The Year of the Pig will be ushered in for the Lunar New Year on Tuesday, February 5th. Representing luck, good fortune, wealth, honesty and peace, the festivities celebrating the Year of the Pig get started at Pechanga Resort Casino on January 11th.. Quests will find red lanterns, cherry blossom trees, crimson fans and Chinese happy new year inscriptions throughout the resort.

A truly authentic Lunar New Year experience, the Lucky Lion Dancers will present a performance on Saturday, February third at 3 pm. The “lucky lion,” which represents luck and fortune, awakens and begins its opening sequence from the north entrance with lighting of the firecrackers.

The “lions,” each manned by four people, and their other cast of Lunar New Year characters, work their way through the casino floor, bringing luck to all the patrons. Guests will be given red envelopes to feed to the lions as they pass. The Lucky Lion Dancers performance is free and open to the public.

To mark the Lunar New year, check out the stunning variety show, Paris By Night a Vietnamese Variety show that plays twice on Saturday, January 26th. Shows take place at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Pechanga Theater.

Lunar New Year dining specials are being offered by the restaurants Bamboo and Blazing Noodles. Try the Whole Striped Sea Bass. Whole fish served at the table and is said to signify health and wealth in the new year. You can choose to have the fish fried whole with Szechuan sauce or steamed and topped with ginger, garlic and scallions. The whole striped sea bass is served for $60 and is large enough for several people to share. You can also opt for the two and one-half pound Maine lobster with guests’ choice of preparation for $70.

On Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 15th there will be a opportunity to earn drawing entries from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m in the Lunar New Year drawings. The drawings give away a total of $100,000 in EasyPlay. The first drawings for the Lunar New Year events begin at 8 p.m. Ten winners will receive $500 in EasyPlay. At 9 p.m., 20 winners score $1,000 in EasyPlay. Finally, five players will win $5,000 in EasyPlay at 10 p.m. Winners with multiple entries in the contest can win multiple times.

For more information on Pechanga events and promotions or tickets, please call (877) 711-2946 or visit our website You must be at least 21 years of age to participate in promotions.

Press Release Provided By the Pechanga Resort & Casino