Golden Catalyst presents:
The 8th Annual Chinese New Year in the Desert™ February 8 and 9, 2019

Chinese New Year is the most important Chinese holiday and is known as “Spring Festival” in China, “Tet New Year” in Vietnam and “Seol-lal” in Korea.

The explosive growth of Chinese New Year in the Desert™ over the past 7 years has led to an expanded format in 2019.  Participating venues include: Fashion Show Mall, Grand Canal Shoppes, and Downtown Las Vegas Container Park.

The success of our event has largely been due to the contributions of our generous sponsors and donors who have lent their financial support to this event. We want to thank Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for championing this annual festival.

Eight years in and Chinese New Year in the Desert™ has grown from just another cultural event to one that is an official state recognized “Nevada 150” event and what Forbes Magazine has called “one of the top 8 places in the United States to celebrate Chinese New Year”.

Our goal is to bring the largest Chinese/Lunar New Year celebration in the US to the great city of Las Vegas. Every year the money we raise has gone towards increasing awareness and educating the community about the Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures as it relates to the annual Lunar New Year celebration.

Major Sponsors

Fashion Show Las Vegas - CNY in the Desert
Golden Catalyst - Major Sponsors of CNY in The Desert
Consulate General ChineseNew Year program


CAESARS Entertainment
PALM Eastern - A Member of the Dignity Memorial Premier Collection
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National Endowment for the Arts
Downtown Countainer Park
Sunrise Health
Tommy Hilfiger
Nevada Arts Council
Las Vegas Chinese Center
CCSD - Clark County School District
Cassady Law Offices
Pointe North Dental
High Flyin' Entertainment
The Smith Center
RDL investments

Media Sponsors

Las Vegas Chinese News Network
Las Vegas Chinese Times
Las Vegas Chinese Daily News
Las Vegas News
Asian Journal Publication