Come and celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Chinese Culture Center of Albuquerque. Oriental festivities feature all sorts of traditional performances—lion and dragon dances, girls with fans, and flag dances. The Dance of the Dragon is performed by ten people operating a 60-foot (18-m) Chinese dragon; what a mesmerizing scene! Your pulse might speed up when you go watching the Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Chi Kung demonstrations, and the hearts will be beating in unison at the drumming performance. The program culminates with the fireworks display.
The celebrations take place outside, rain or shine. This free, family-friendly event starts at about 1 pm. Check the event updates (see "External resources" below) to make sure to get the most out of the Lunar New Year celebration in Albuquerque. You might also want to pair it up with other activities in the area like hot air balloon flights or skiing in the famous Sandia Peak Ski Area.