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Chinese New Year in Chicago

Year of the Ox, Feb. 12 – Feb. 26

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Ring in the Chinese New Year in Chicago! The city is welcoming the Year of the Ox from Feb. 12 through Feb. 26, 2021. Enjoy a traditional lion dances, virtual music performances, dining specials, shopping offers, and more. Explore some of the top things to do during Chinese New Year in Chicago.

In-person events

Chinese New Year in Chinatown
Feb 21

Chinese New Year in Chinatown

The Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown will take place on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Instead of a traditional parade, the performers will go from business to business with lion dances beginning at noon at 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue and ending up in Chinatown Square at about 1 p.m.

Sunday February 21, 2021 at @ 12:00 p.m.

4th Street and Wentworth Avenue to Chinatown Square

Lunar New Year on Argyle
Feb 12 – Feb 26

Lunar New Year on Argyle

The Uptown neighborhood will welcome the Lunar New Year with more than 250 red lanterns adorning Argyle Street. Visit a local business to receive a traditional red envelope with a chance to win prizes and pick up a kids’ craft kit from the library.

Friday February 12, 2021 Friday February 26, 2021

Argyle Street

Virtual celebrations

Asian Pop-Up Cinema streaming series
Feb 12 – Feb 18

Asian Pop-Up Cinema streaming series

Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents a Happy Chinese New Year free streaming series sponsored by the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China from Feb. 12 – 18, 2021. Seven movies are specifically handpicked for people to enjoy while celebrating the Year of the Ox.

Friday February 12, 2021 — Thursday February 18, 2021 from @ 12:01 am — 12:00 am
China National Traditional Orchestra's concert
Feb 12 – Feb 26

China National Traditional Orchestra's concert

China National Traditional Orchestra’s concert “Festive Forever: Chinese Music of Traditional Festivals ” combines Chinese music with traditional festival stories which date back thousands of years. The concert demonstrates typical traditional Chinese festivals in the form of the traditional orchestral music. The concert features guest performances by Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Friday February 12, 2021 Friday February 26, 2021
Year of the Ox virtual celebration
Feb 20

Year of the Ox virtual celebration

Argyle Street in Uptown is usually the site of a festive Chinese New Year parade. The celebration moves online this year, with a free virtual event featuring traditional cultural performances and local arts groups.

Saturday February 20, 2021 at @ 12:00 p.m.

Shopping offers

Fashion Outlets of Chicago: Lunar New Year offers
Feb 12 – Feb 28

Fashion Outlets of Chicago: Lunar New Year offers

Fashion Outlets of Chicago shoppers are invited to visit www.fashionoutletsofchicago.com any time between Feb. 12 and Feb. 28 to unlock a variety of exclusive Lunar New Year offers from participating retailers and a free seven-day trial of Fashion Outlets’ Savings Pass, which provides up to $800 in additional savings.

Friday February 12, 2021 Sunday February 28, 2021

Fashion Outlets of Chicago, 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont

The Shops at North Bridge: Lunar New Year offers
Feb 12 – Feb 28

The Shops at North Bridge: Lunar New Year offers

The Shops at North Bridge visitors can also take advantage of additional Lunar New Year savings by visiting www.theshopsatnorthbridge.com between Feb. 12 and Feb. 28 for special Lunar New Year dining and shopping offers. Shoppers can also sign up for the center’s Visitor Savings program online, which offers up to $450 in additional savings.

Friday February 12, 2021 Sunday February 28, 2021

The Shops at North Bridge, 520 Michigan Ave.

Dining specials

Shanghai Terrace
Feb 12 – Feb 26

Shanghai Terrace

Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Peking Duck Experience from Shanghai Terrace. The feast includes traditional slow roasted duck served with mandarin pancakes and toppings, plus sides like hot and sour soup and fried rice.

Friday February 12, 2021 Friday February 26, 2021

108 E. Superior St.

Oh Golly Dumplings pop-up
Feb 12 – Feb 14

Oh Golly Dumplings pop-up

Ring in the Lunar New Year with Oh Golly Dumplings, a three-day pop-up concept featuring made-from-scratch dumplings and founded by two former Summer House & Stella Barra employees. The menu is influenced by Chinese, Thai, Japanese and American cultures.

Friday February 12, 2021 Sunday February 14, 2021

1954 N. Halsted St.

Saigon Sisters
Feb 11 – Feb 13

Saigon Sisters

Enjoy a four-course shared dinner for two from Saigon Sisters, featuring turmeric fish & dill spring rolls, spicy beef noodle, fried rice, and more

Thursday February 11, 2021 Saturday February 13, 2021

567 W. Lake St.

Duck Duck Goat
Feb 12 – Feb 12

Duck Duck Goat

Enjoy a one-day-only takeout special from Duck Duck Goat, including dumplings, noodle soup for longevity, fried rice, and a Peking duck.

Friday February 12, 2021 Friday February 12, 2021

857 W. Fulton Market

Cloudgate (The Bean) at night

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