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Chinese New Year 2021

Check out celebrations filled with traditional lions dances and tasty dumplings

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

Chinese or Lunar New Year kicks off two vibrant weeks of colorful festivities in Atlanta. The celebrations range from traditional cultural entertainment to family-friendly activities. When visiting the city during the season, make sure to check out some of the most exciting annual events honoring the occasion.

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration at Atlanta Chinatown Mall (February 12–13, 2021, unconfirmed)

Naturally, you'll find the biggest annual festival inside the courtyard of Atlanta Chinatown. Attend a free and family-friendly two-day party at Chinatown Mall in Chamblee. The program is packed with lion and dragon dances, culture exhibits, quizzes, crafts, Moon Cakes, and other delicacies. The merriments start at 10 am and continue until 4 pm.

Atlanta Chinese Lunar New Year Festival at Culture Center of Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (February 12–13, 2021, unconfirmed)

Another large bash is held annually at the Culture Center of Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, next to the Chinatown Mall, and typically at the same time. Here, you will also spot iconic lion and dragon dance performances, indulge in authentic Taiwan night market food, listen to some ethnic music, and have fun along with friends or family.

Lunar New Year parties across Atlanta's restaurants

Chinese New Year celebration is incomplete without dumplings, noodles, rolls, sweets, and dim sum. So why not visit a local restaurant and feast on Asian specialties with dancing lions and dragons in the background? Treat yourself to one of the annual themed parties at Canton House Chinese Restaurant in Chamblee, Sweet Auburn BBQ in Poncey-Highland, or Doc Chey's Noodle House.