Lunar New Year is the beginning of the calendar year whose months are moon cycles. It falls on January 22nd this year and goes until February 1st, but celebrations have already started and we’ve rounded up all that’s going on!
Updated January 2023
FEATURING ASIA TIMES SQUARE
We visited Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie at the start of the Lunar New Year and had a truly incredible time! We felt like we had traveled to Asia to celebrate, where we:
• enjoyed a food market with dozens of vendors spanning many Asian cultures.
• sipped fresh sugar cane juice.
• watched a dragon dance performance by Jiu Long Lion Dance Troupe
•wandered vendors selling traditional toys, clothing and more.
It was a spectacular experience, we highly recommend and it’s coming back each weekend in January! Check out @asiatimessquare on Instagram for their complete programming this month.
All month at Cali Saigon Mall
Lion dances, firecracker displays, live music, over 20 food vendors, and more
1/13-15 at Huong Dao Temple
3 full days of a Spring Blossom Festival with food, music, vendors, performances and more
1/21 at Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen
Enjoy a lion dance at 2:30pm to bring in good fortune
1/22 at Grandscape
Party with traditional food, kids crafts, giveaways, and more from 2-4pm
1/22 at Krio
Special brunch and lion dance performance at 5pm
1/28 at Galleria
Lion dance performance at 4pm & a lantern art display all month
2/1 at Wok Star
Special night with lion dancers and traditional soup dumplings
2/5 at AT&T Discovery District
Special mochi donut flavors
A whole fish means abundance and luck for the new year… find it here any weekend in January!
selling whole small roasted piga
Boxes of Nian Gao or Tikoy to make at home
Lunar New Year macarons, strawberry shortcake, and gift boxes
Special dishes like rice cake soup with mandu or dumplings
Offering traditional Malaysia/Singapore pineapple tart