Ring in the Lunar New Year in Chicago! The city is welcoming the Year of the Rabbit from Jan. 22 through Feb. 5, 2023. Enjoy colorful parades, cultural celebrations, dining specials, shopping offers, and more. Explore some of the top things to do during Lunar New Year in Chicago.
Lunar New Year in Chicago
Year of the Rabbit, Jan. 22 – Feb. 5
Lunar New Year parades
Lunar New Year on Argyle
The Uptown neighborhood will welcome the Lunar New Year with their annual parade, featuring community groups, cultural institutions, dancers, and performers.
Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with traditional lion dances, cultural performances, and more during this colorful celebration.
World Music Wednesday: Chinese Lunar New Year Concert
Kick off the celebrations with a free evening concert featuring pipa master Yang Wei, zhong ruan artist Tzu-Tsen Wu, the Jade Chinese Music Ensemble, and more. Advanced ticket reservations are recommended.
Chinese New Year Celebration at the Field Museum
Ring in Chinese New Year at the Field Museum with lion dances, music, and dance. Kids will enjoy interactive music and movement performances in the Play Lab!
Navy Pier Global Connections: Lunar New Year
Enjoy performing artists from throughout Chicagoland’s Asian community keeping Chinese culture alive at this free Navy Pier event.
Lantern Festival Celebration
Close out the Chinese New Year season as Preston Bradley Hall is transformed into a lively Chinese marketplace featuring lion dance, music, dance and more by some of Chicago’s most illustrious performers, and enjoy food, calligraphy, puppets, a selfie booth, trinkets and more.
Asian Pop-Up Cinema
Catch a selection of Chinese films, shown with English subtitles, steaming free for North American viewers to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.
Annual Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner
Celebrate the Year of Rabbit at the 17th annual Chinese New Year dumpling-making dinner. There will be storytelling, lion dances, dumpling making, and a sumptuous dinner.
Taste of Chinatown Walking Tour
This local tour group has put together a perfect sampling tour of Chicago’s diverse Chinatown neighborhood, with bites from all types of regional cuisine.
Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea
The Lobby at The Peninsula Chicago will be serving a special Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea, featuring traditional Chinese flavors and a celebratory lion dance.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with Fashion Outlets of Chicago! Receive a free Saving Pass and special Lunar New Year offers from participating retailers. There will also be a kick-off event with cultural games and performances.