The people of North Texas are gearing up for the Lunar New Year with many events and activities.

Celebrated primarily in East Asian countries – China, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines – this weekend the communities of North Texas will kick off the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year.

This is a 15-day festival that will run until February 9th.

The Lunar New Year, like the New Year, is a time of celebration, feasting, and focusing on reflection and honoring family and friends.

Several events are taking place in the Dallas area.


Lunar New Year celebration at NorthPark Center
8687 N US 75-Central Expressway 1000, Dallas, TX 75225.

On Saturday, January 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a free festival hosted by the Crow Museum and the NorthPark Center will include live rabbits, storytelling, and a performance by the Dallas Asian Wind Symphony.

Ngon Vietnamese Cuisine Feast
1907 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206

Located in Lower Greenville, Ngon will host a lion dance performed by the Rising Phoenix on Saturday at 2:30 pm.

Dallas Public Library Lunar New Year Celebration

Free events are held throughout the day at several branches of the Dallas Library.

The Forest Green branch will host activities such as calligraphy, a tea ceremony and a dumpling demonstration on Saturday from 10:00 to 13:30.

On Saturday, from 11:00 to 12:00, a traditional Japanese drumming performance awaits you at the North Oak Cliff branch.

The Lakewood branch will be offering free watercolors, with deliveries starting on the last Saturday at 2:00 pm.

Lunar New Year at Dallas Galleria

HD Lion Dance Foundation performance on Saturday, January 28 at 4:00 pm. While you’re there, be sure to see the skylight above the ice rink, which will be on display until February 19th.

The colony

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rabbit in Grandscape
5752 Grandscape Boulevard, The Colony.

On Sunday, January 22, from 2 pm to 4 pm, The Stage at Grandscape will offer free family entertainment, crafts and gifts.


Annual Lunar New Year celebration in Richardson

Along with the Dallas Chinese Community Center and DFW Chinatown, known as the epicenter of Asian food and culture in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, there will be Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday, January 28 starting at 11:00 am.

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