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Chinese New Year in Nashville 2024

Lion dances and traditional food—Nashville knows how to celebrate the New Lunar Year in style!

Dates: January 28–February 10, 2024

Chinese New Year in Nashville

Nashville has several occasions to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year Gala and Chinese New Year Celebrations feature traditional program with lion dancers, dragon parades, cultural workshops, Chinese food, martial arts, and drummers.

Chinese New Year Gala (January 28, 2024)

Each winter, the Greater Nashville Chinese Association (GNCA) presents the Chinese New Year Gala at Belmont University. This event gathers friends and families from Nashville area to welcome the Lunar New Year with Chinese traditions and foods.

The Gala begins with a dinner, a mix of Chinese and American cuisines. A couple of hours later, performances begin: a wide range of traditional Chinese dances and demonstrations and the much-awaited "hongbao" (the red envelope giveaway).

Chinese New Year Celebration with CAAN (February 10, 2024)

Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville (CAAN) traditionally hosts the Chinese New Year Celebration at Centennial Park. The festive program includes the traditional Lion Dance, a puppet show, a yo-yo workshop, the making of the Dragon Crown, as well as food & drink isles. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. Everyone is encouraged to wear Chinese costumes or red clothes to celebrate Chinese New Year in style.

Lunar New Year with the Nashville Symphony (February 7, 2024)

You are also welcome to join another mesmerizing event, organized by CAAN–namely, the Nashville Symphony concert. Visitors will enjoy performances by local and international composers with their award-winning soundtracks. In addition, a director from the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville organizes an amazing choreography show. Lastly, the area of Schermerhorn will feature festive activities and an Asian Market with calligraphy lessons and a lantern-making aisle. Arrive at Schermerhorn Symphony Center by 7:30 pm (ticket prices start from $21).

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin