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Celebrate First Friday Festival & Chinese New Year at the Grand Sierra Resort



Grand Sierra Resort is the place to be February 3-5 with a full weekend of entertainment and celebration.  The First Friday Festival, a property wide party, offers a spectacular festival of entertainment, great food and giveaways .  Celebrate a special weekend of unique cultural experiences and with Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon.  The lantern festival, dragon parade and special packages offer a full weekend of entertainment for the entire family.

First Friday kicks-off at 6 pm with giveaways of computers, iPods, iPads and free-play every 30 minutes in the casino.  Experience what the GSR’s fabulous restaurants have to offer with dining specials of $12.99 in all restaurants.  Finish off the evening dancing to live entertainment in Xtreme with the Spazmatics and DJ Baby Chino playing alternating sets or head down to the casino floor for a Chinese New Year celebration of lion dances, dragon dances, Chinese drummers, jugglers and more.

Chinese New Year Specials start at $98 and include 2 nights stay, dining credits, match play on table games and Fun Quest tokens.

Experience the Magic of Chin-Chin in the Grand Theater, Friday, Feb. 3 at 9 pm.   Named the “Best Magician” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best of the Bay” 2009, Chin-Chin has been performing magic since the age of 7.  Fun for all ages; tickets are $5.50.

The GSR Lion Dance-Off takes place Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 pm in the Grand Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

The Lion Dance and Kung Fu demonstration takes place in the Silver State Pavilion, Saturday Feb. 4 at 11 am. Sure to delight all ages, watch as the dancers of Lion Dance/Kung Fu Association of Yau Kung Moon entertain with their stunning costumes and talent.  This event is free and open to the public on a first-come first-serve basis.

Other activities include a Feng Shui workshop with Sasha Lee, performances by acoustic soloist Wilson Wong, Little Swan Dance Troupe, Hai Yai Jackson Chinese Dance, violinist by WollfsCry! and the Honey Circuit Band.

Visit www.grandsierraresort.com or call 775-789-2000 for details.

About Grand Sierra Resort and Casino:

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) is in the heart of Reno/Tahoe – America’s Adventure Place. Conveniently located next to the Reno airport, GSR is northern Nevada’s most complete resort destination with nearly 2,000 guest rooms and suites. The property offers a wide variety of accommodations for the everyday business traveler to the complete family vacation with amenities that include 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, 10 restaurants, several bars and lounges, headliner entertainment, a two-screen cinema, a 50-lane championship bowling center, outdoor thrill rides, aqua golf driving range, the largest casino north of Las Vegas with 24 hours of heart-pounding action, plus so much more. For more information, please visit www.grandsierraresort.com or to make reservations call 1.800.648.5080. For the latest and greatest news on GSR, check it out on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Meruelo Group:

With roots dating to 1986, the Meruelo Group is a diversified holding and investment company owned and controlled by prominent U.S. Latino business executive Alex Meruelo. The Meruelo Group has diverse holdings in banking and financial services, food restaurants and services, construction and engineering, real estate, and private equity. For more information please visit www.meruelogroup.com.

For More Information:

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino: 775.789.2021

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