FASHION SHOW CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH OPENING CEREMONY, RIBBON CUTTING & LION DANCE
On Friday evening (Jan. 27, 2017) Fashion Show welcomed Chinese New Year with a special opening ceremony and ribbon cutting affair. To kick off the celebration, guests were invited to partake on a journey to China and experience cultural performances by the Sichuan Song and Dance Theater Company. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman began the festivities and welcomed visitors and guests to Las Vegas.
Distinguished dignitaries including Michael Goldsmith (Vice President of International Marketing of LVCVA), Jim Heilmann (Senior General Manager of Fashion Show), and Xiao Xiayong, (Cultural Consul of Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco), along with Mayor Goodman joined together for the ribbon cutting, painting of the eye ceremony, and authentic lion dance to welcome the Year of the Rooster.
Guests were then treated to a runway show from Saks Fifth Ave sporting this year’s best looks in hues of red and gold. To round out the celebration, the lion dance continued on with a ceremonial blessing of the department stores where team members fed the dragon red envelopes to bring good luck for the year.
About Fashion Show
At 2 million square feet, Fashion Show is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip and one of the largest shopping centers in the USA. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Macy’s Men’s, Dillard’s, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Nordstrom and Forever 21, Fashion Show houses an eclectic mix of more than 250 retail boutiques and over two dozen restaurants.
Fashion Show is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.