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How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Dallas — 2023 Is the Year of The Rabbit

Festive Food, Firecracker Shows, Lion Dancing, and More

BY // 01.09.23

This year, Lunar New Year starts on Sunday, January 22. The celebration marks the beginning of a calendar year whose months are moon cycles. Mostly celebrated in East Asia, the New Year is a time for feasting and honoring ancestors and wandering souls. Each year in the Chinese calendar is symbolized by one of twelve zodiac animals. 2023 is the year of rabbit.

Here are some ways to celebrate Lunar New Year in Dallas.

Asia Times Square’s 16th Annual Lunar New Year Festival

This Asian market in Grand Prairie is hosting a celebration on January 13 through 15. The event will include live performances and local food vendors. On January 2o through 22, you can return just for the firecracker display and lion dance.


Lunar New Year Tea - The French Room
The French Room will host a Lunar New Year-inspired tea this month. (Courtesy of The Adolphus)

Lunar New Year-Inspired High Tea

From January 18 through 29, The French Room at The Adolphus will celebrate the Lunar New Year with a limited time Lunar New Year-inspired high tea menu. Guests can enjoy tea service in the traditional two-course format, which includes a glass of champagne or non-alcoholic cider and two different teas provided by Zakti. The food menu features a dim-sum inspired savory course and traditional pastries inspired by East Asian flavors. The high tea is $75 for adults, plus tax and gratuity and $35 for children under 12. Reservations are available from 11 am to 3 pm.

Lunar New Year Celebration at NorthPark Center

On January 21 from 9 am to noon, ring in the Lunar New Year with a free festival organized by the Crow Museum of Asian Art at NorthPark Center. The event begins with story time with Park Cities Chinese School at 9 am, followed by live rabbits, a lion dance by Rising Phoenix, art activities for kids, and a performance by the Dallas Asian Wind Symphony.


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Dine in at Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen on January 21 for a Lunar New Year celebration. (Photo by Thanin Viriyaki)

Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen’s Lunar New Year Celebration

Head to Lower Greenville’s Ngon on Saturday, January 21 for a celebration. The Rising Phoenix lion dance performance takes place at 2:30 pm.

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This Chinese restaurant at The Hill is celebrating Lunar New Year with an afternoon of lion dancers and specialty cocktail (Down the Rabbit Hole) and appetizer (Rice Pearl Meatballs) starting at 3 pm.

Lunar New Year Festival at Grandscape

The Colony’s Grandscape is hosting a Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, January 22 from 2 pm to 4 pm. The free event will feature performances, traditional food for purchase, kid’s crafts, giveaways, and more.


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Enjoy a live lion dance performance at Galleria Dallas on January 28. (Courtesy)

Galleria Dallas Celebrates Lunar New Year

Head to Galleria Dallas on January 28 at 4 pm for a Lunar New Year performance by HD Lion Dance Foundation. It’ll take place on Level 1, near Sephora.

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