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Auspicious Traditional Lion Dance

February 21, 2015
Chinese New Year Lion Troupe Brings Joyful Atmosphere
The Peninsula Chicago welcomed Chinese New Year with a spectacular array of offers including specialty dinners, Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea​ and Chinese-inspired treatments in The Peninsula Spa. The highlight of the celebrations to ring in the Year of The Ram, was the auspicious traditional lion dance in The Lobby!


Guests and passersby gathered around the front entrance of the hotel to witness the lion dance, an exciting performance among loud drumbeats and strong cymbal crashes known to scare away evil spirits. The lion troupe then made its way down The Gallery on the hotel’s main 5th floor lobby, weaving through the tables in The Lobby during Afternoon Tea where children were invited to “feed” lettuce to the lion, representing good luck for the coming year!

The Peninsula Chicago’s annual Chinese New Year celebration offers Chinese guests a personalized experience during the holiday designed to provide them with memories of home, including the traditional lion dance, and authentic dining delights. All guests are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the traditional lion dance and create a memorable experience year after year during Chinese New Year.

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