How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Calgary

Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with cultural performances, exhibitions, delicious food and more.

Photograph courtesy of the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre.

Chinese New Year Festival 2023

When: January 14, 15, 21 and 22

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre over two weekends. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be several Lunar New Year-themed events such as dragon and lion dance performances, singing and dancing, traditional handicraft demonstrations and more.

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


2023 Lunar New Year Celebration Concert: The Twelve Chinese Zodiac Animals

When: January 22

This concert, inspired by the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, features 12 new compositions by Vincent Ho that will be performed by University of Calgary students and alumni. There will be a pre-concert talk at 1:30 p.m. and a reception with refreshments after the show.

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre,


Connecting with Community: A Glimpse at Chinese Belongings

When: January 22 to February 26

A collaboration between the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre and Glenbow, this exhibition features items from Glenbow’s collection that showcase Chinese history and culture. Don’t miss the chance to see this free exhibition hosted at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre starting on the Lunar New Year.

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


Lunar New Year Celebrations at The District at Beltline

When: January 23 to 28

Head to The District Beltline food hall for some delicious food and Lunar New Year festivities all week long. Expect special menu features, wushu and tai chi performances on January 25, a lion dance performance on January 27, an Asian Artisan Market on January 28 and more.

227 11 Ave. S.W., @thedistrictbeltline


Chinese New Year Gala with the Chinatown Business Improvement Area

When: February 1

On February 1, join the Chinatown Business Improvement Area for a Chinese New Year Gala at the Regency Palace Seafood Restaurant. Along with a 10-course dinner, there will be live music, a lion dance, a photo booth and a prize draw.

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

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