How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Calgary

Ring in the Year of the Dragon with cultural performances, 10-course gala dinners, a lantern workshop and more.

Photo courtesy of the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre.

Chinese New Year Festival 2024

When: February 3, 4, 10 and 11

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be several events such as dragon and lion dance performances, singing and dancing, traditional handicrafts, calligraphy demonstrations and more.

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 1 St. S.W.,


Chinook Blast Events at Central Library

When: February 9

Chinook Blast is offering a few Lunar New Year events at the Central Library on February 9th. Start your day at a Lunar New Year lantern workshop with artist Tony Wong from 2 to 5 p.m. Then from 5 to 6 p.m., check out the Glow Fusion Experience, a collaborative fashion show event highlighting a fusion of Asian cultures through wearable tech, dancing and circus arts from MakeFashion, Cirque De La Nuit, Indi City, the Gai Lan Ensemble and the Asian Heritage Foundation.

Central Library, 800 3 St. S.E.,


Big Fun Chinese New Year

When: February 16

Hosted by the Friends of Chinatown organization, this fundraising event promises to be a tasty evening with a family-style, 10-course meal featuring dishes like Peking duck, Cantonese-style pineapple sweet and sour pork, salt and pepper fish fillet and more. There will also be music by the Gai Lan Ensemble and a lion dance performance by the Jing Wo Cultural Association. Event proceeds will support the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre.

Regency Palace Seafood Restaurant & Lounge, 328 Centre St. S.,


Chinatown BIA Lunar New Year Gala – Year of the Dragon

When: February 23

On February 23, join the Chinatown Business Improvement Area for a Lunar New Year Gala Dinner at the Regency Palace Seafood Restaurant. Along with a 10-course dinner, there will be live music, a lion dance, a photo booth and prizes.

Regency Palace Seafood Restaurant, 328 Centre St. S.,


HKCBA Calgary Lunar New Year Gala 2024

When: March 1

The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association is hosting a Lunar New Year gala dinner complete with a lion dance, a 10-course meal, a silent auction and more. Don’t miss this tasty experience held at Regency Palace Seafood Restaurant from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Regency Palace Seafood Restaurant, 328 Centre St. S.,

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