Get ready to ring in 2009 as Mohegan Sun gears up for the Chinese New Year on Sunday, February 8th. To commemorate the longest and most significant Chinese holiday, Mohegan Sun will host a variety of events including renowned artist Jolin Tsai at Mohegan Sun Arena, a traditional Lion Dance, special menus at several restaurants and extraordinary bus giveaways.
The celebration begins with two performances from Taiwanese Pop singer and “Dancing Diva,” Jolin Tsai with special guest Energy at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, February 8th. The first show will be at 2:00am, with a follow-up performance at 2:00pm. Tickets are $168.00, $128.00, $88.00 and $58.00 and can be purchased starting January 4th through International Entertainment Marketing based out of New York at 718.888.3113 or through www.iemshowplace.com.
In addition, guests throughout Mohegan Sun will be mesmerized with a traditional Lion Dance which symbolizes exorcising evil spirits and summoning luck and fortune. The Lion Dance will start at 1:00pm, heading from Sunrise Square to The Shops at Mohegan Sun, throughout Casino of the Sky and to Casino of the Wind. Money God will be present in The Shop’s concourse from Noon to 1:00pm, handing out lucky red envelopes symbolizing good luck; photo opportunities will also be available.
Special dishes will be served at a number of the restaurants at Mohegan Sun. In Bamboo Forest, the not-so-secret ingredient is seafood as it is incorporated into over half the dishes including Good Fortune, an eight-piece dish of dried oysters, two pieces of Shiitake mushrooms and dehydrated vegetables over a bed of lettuce in light brown sauce. Other dishes include Steamed Whole Fish which symbolizes a wish for surpluses and bountiful harvests every year.
Guests can also enjoy an array of festive meals at The Cove’s Noodle Bar. There guests will have their choice of a number of soups including Shrimp & Pork Wonton Soup, Beef Noodle Soup and three varieties of Congee. Some of the specialties and dim sum meals for the evening include Steamed Clams, Roasted Duck and Lau Mai Gai, a mixture of rice, chicken and sausage wrapped in a bamboo leaf.
Getting to Mohegan Sun just got easier and a little cheaper as several bus companies from New York and Massachusetts have teamed up with Mohegan Sun to offer an exceptional bus package to their travelers. In addition to the $45.00 bus package, starting January 26th and running through February 5th, bus travelers will receive a lucky red envelope containing anywhere from $5.00 to $100.00 upon arrival.
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.