Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chicago Celebrates Chinese New Year 2014

Friday, Jan 31
Chinese New Year Kickoff Celebration
12:00 - 1:00 pm, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington St.
A multi-arts program of dance, music, martial arts, and Lion Dancers.

Saturday, Feb 1
Argyle Street Lunar New Year Parade
1:00 pm parade step off, Uptown neighborhood, 1121 W. Argyle St. parade starting point
Watch parade floats, marchers, lion and dragon dancers heading east down Argyle, turning south onto Sheridan, turning back west on Ainslie to Broadway, and back north to Argyle.

Year of the Horse Chinese New Year Celebration
2:00 - 4:00 pm, Chinese-American Museum of Chicago Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center, 238 W. 23rd St.
Admission:  $12 for nonmembers; $10 for members
Catch the Lion Dance and get a taste of Chinese tea, sweet dumplings, sweet and savory sesame balls, and New Year cakes.

Chicago Chinese New Year Celebration with Redmoon Theatre
6:00 - 7:30 pm, Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Ave.
See Chinese cultural performers and fireworks sponsored by the Chicago Cubs.

Sunday, Feb 2
Chinese Lunar New Year Parade
1:00 pm parade step off, Chinatown, Wentworth Ave. at 24th Ave parade starting point
Celebrate with marching bands, colorful floats, dragon and lion dance performances, and a 100-ft paper dragon.

Tuesday, Feb 11
Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner
6:00 - 9:00 pm, Phoenix Restaurant, 2131 S. Archer Ave
Tickets:  $75 per person
Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce celebration dinner event with a full-course Chinese New Year banquet, performances by Miss Friendship Ambassador contestants, and raffles.

Sunday, Feb 16
Chinese New Year Lantern Celebration
12:00 - 3:00 pm, Navy Pier Crystal Gardens, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Join the Chinese Fine Arts Society in celebrating with dance, music, multi-arts performances, Chinese cultural vendors and artisans, calligraphy, paper cutting, and lantern making.

For more information, see Chicago Chinese New Year.


  1. I hope you had a wonderful Chinese New Year (belated)!

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