9 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Atlanta
The year of the rat begins January 25. In Chinese culture, rats are the symbol of wealth and surplus. Try these ways to celebrate China’s most important holiday. Learn about Chinese culture with dim sum, a fun, family-friendly culinary experience, or head to a festival with traditional dances.
Dim sum means “touch the heart” and is a Chinese meal of small plates including steamed and fried buns, dumplings, rolls and more served with tea and enjoyed with family and friends.
Experience a theatrical journey through five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. Jan. 3-12.
Presented by The Atlanta Drama Club, this performance covers drama, classical dance, Chinese opera and other stage arts, representing the cultural exchange between China and the United States. Jan. 18.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2020, The Year of the Rat, by decorating your own paper lantern, creating a dragon mask and constructing a drum to help bring in the new year. Jan. 25.
A weekend of cultural entertainment, including traditional dragon and lion dances, folk music, art exhibits and dance as well as authentic Chinese foods. Jan. 25-26.
Festive entertainment includes the lion and dragon dance, food, art and culture exhibitions and more. Jan. 25-26.
Enjoy foods believed to bring good luck in the new year, lion dances and fortune cookie prizes. Jan. 25-Feb. 8.
Features a Chinese pop-up menu, specialty cocktails and traditional lion dancers. Jan. 28.
A special performance by the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company as well as culturally themed music and movement, new year storytime and science show. Feb. 2.