Niagara Casinos Wins Best Cultural Event for Lunar New Year at Canadian Event Awards

Contact: Tricia Marchand-Watson
Communications and Media Relations Manager
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(Niagara Falls, ON) May 13, 2024 – Niagara Casinos is proud to be recognized at the Canadian Events Awards on May 8, 2024 for Best 2023 Cultural Event for Lunar New Year – Year of the Rabbit. The Canadian Event Awards is Canada’s premier recognition program for the event and meeting industry and are known for their rigorous competition process, with entries reviewed and scored based on the merits of creativity, problem-solving, innovative solutions, design aesthetics, and more.

Fallsview Casino Resort hosted a multi-faceted celebration of Lunar New Year – Year of the Rabbit with activities starting January 23 through to February 5, 2023. Lunar New Year is a significant event for Fallsview Casino and casino patrons, as it represents the celebration of a new year and hope for good health and fortune for the year to come. It is one of the biggest holidays in the Asian culture and this celebration in particular was an extra special event, as it welcomed back patrons post-COVID.

“Lunar New Year is a well-established event that has been running at Fallsview for over 10 years,” says Cathy Price, Vice President of Marketing, Niagara Casinos. “Patrons look forward to this event every year and our team has done an outstanding job of continuously finding ways to bring this experience to life each year while staying true to the Asian traditions.  We are so proud to be recognized at the Canadian Event Awards and cannot thank the team enough for their hard work and dedication”.

Kicking festivities off on January 23, 2023, was a property parade with a lion dance through Fallsview Casino Resort’s galleria, casino gaming floor and Golden Lotus restaurant.  The lions later joined Asian Superstar, Mimi Choo in concert to kick off a two-night performance at the Avalon Theatre.  The celebrations continued with a Lunar New Year promotion as well as an invitation VIP Player party that featured a traditional 10-course dinner and live entertainment in the Grand Hall, decorated with lanterns and themed to the year of the Rabbit.  The property décor included cherry blossoms, floral arrangements, and lantern banners and the Teslatron at the main entrance was themed in celebration of the year of the rabbit and lunar new year décor to welcome all visitors to the property. Lunar New Year celebrations at Fallsview Casino encompass the entire property, from special events to marketing, entertainment, food and beverage, promotions and VIP player services to ensure that all customers have the opportunity to participate.  As there are many components, planning begins approximately eight months before the event.

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About Fallsview Casino Resort
Overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is an award-winning resort that has been offering premier entertainment and superior guest service since 2004. Featuring a hotel with 372 luxury rooms and suites, Fallsview Casino Resort houses a large and impressive gaming floor with more than 3,500 slot machines and 130 gaming tables. Winner of the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for its two signature restaurants, Ponte Vecchio and 21 Club Steak & Seafood, the state-of-the-art 1,500-seat Avalon Theatre, the 5,000-seat OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino, dozens of dining and shopping options, including the NEW OVERTIME Sports Lounge and more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @fallsviewcasino, or call 1-888-325-5788.

About Mohegan
Mohegan is the owner, developer, and manager of premier entertainment resorts in the United States, Canada, and Northern Asia. Mohegan’s U.S. operations include resorts in Connecticut, Washington, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Nevada; Canadian operations are based in Niagara Falls; and Mohegan Inspire is located in Incheon, South Korea. The brand’s iGaming division, Mohegan Digital, provides cutting-edge online gaming solutions to Mohegan’s loyal fan base and meets the digital needs of customers on a global scale.  Mohegan is owner and operator of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA. For more information on Mohegan and its properties, please visit