Best time to go to Toronto

Chinese New Year 2024

Join one of the largest celebrations in Canada

Dates: February 3, 10–11, 13, 2024

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year celebration is an old Toronto tradition. Major festivities take place in Chinatown organized by Hong Luck Kung Fu Club. Yet, the vibe of the holiday is felt throughout the city in its multiple establishments.

Toronton Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration (February 10–11, 2024)

The central Lunar New Year festival is held in Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Area, namely Toronto Chinatown Mall and Dragon City Mall. The Lion Dance parade is usually the most popular and awaited event, which is followed by a street festival in the area of Spadina Ave and Dundas St West. The whole neighborhood turns red and gets filled with drum beats, fireworks and firecrackers bangs, as well as smoke, from 8 am to 7 pm.

Lunar New Year at Roy Thomson Hall (February 13, 2024)

Another way to mark Chinese New Year in Toronto in style is to visit a celebration with Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall. Beyond belowed classics, you'll see to some festive favorite TSO performances like the Butterfly Lovers Concerto and Song of the Pipa, as well as special guests. The start is scheduled for 8 pm. The tickets can be purchased by the link in the External Resources below.

Fête Chinoise Gala (February 3, 2024)

Fete Chinoise is known as a signature Chinese New Year celebration in Toronto. It brings Chinese arts and culture to local community at the Park Hyatt. The program features a red carpet, unique art experiences, soulful live music, and scrumptious delicacies. The tickets start from CA$480.

King Toronto Lunar New Year Celebration

Another annual occasion in honor of CNY runs at Westbank. King Toronto Lunar New Year Celebration is a very special one night sales event at Shangri-La Toronto five-star hotel, offering you a rare chance of a special deposit. Besides, the guests receive an opportunity to spin the wheel and select a gift with your home $120,000 in value. Beyond the sales, the festive program promises traditional entertainment, such as a Lion Dance, music performances, and festive buffet.

Other venues hosting Lunar New Year festivities

Other spots worth checking for the CNY events include Markham Civic Centre, First Markham Place Mall, Square One Mississauga, and Pacific Mal. All of them are likely to throw themed parties with Lion Dances, martial arts performances, traditional instrumental performances, cultural shows, art installations, and fairs.

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Authors: Olha Savych