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Chinese New Year 2024 in Portland

Take part in the festivities in Portland's Lan Su Garden during the day or enjoy its glowing lanterns at night

Dates: January 21–February 18, 2024

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Portland boasts a vibrant Lunar New Year celebration with traditional parades, dances, lantern displays, and cultural performances. Many events are happening at Portland's Chinetown as well as other locations throughout the city.

Lan Su Garden

Lan Su Garden is the premier destination to celebrate Chinese New Year in Portland. The two-week festival is one of the most colorful annual events. During the festivities, the garden is elaborately decorated and looks stunning. Visitors can participate in red lanterns hanging, a scavenger hunt, see numerous cultural displays, and learn fun facts about China. Guests visiting on LNY day can receive a hong bao, a traditional lucky red envelope, or another small gift. Chinese New Year daytime activities run from 10 am to 4 pm.

An 18-ft (5-m) phoenix and a 20-ft (6-m) dragon lantern sculptures from China are among the main highlights of the festival. Visitors can enjoy them in their full glory during Lantern Viewing Evenings, a final part of the festival. That's when the whole garden is glowing with colorful lights and becomes truly magical. The lantern viewing is available on select nights only, from 6pm to 8 pm.

Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade

The Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade is held by Portland's Chinatown Museum with the help of community groups and the Oregon Historical Society. The parade features a 150-foot dragon, lion dancers, and drummers. The parade starts at the Portland Chinatown Museum, makes its way through the China Gate, Third Avenue, and ends at the Oregon Historical Society.

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