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Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Philly (and Online)

Celebrate the Year of the Ox!

Gong xi fa cai! The Year of the Ox begins on February 12, and while we will miss traditions like the Chinatown parade there are still ways to learn, eat, and celebrate the Lunar New Year around town and at home.

Online Resources from the Penn Museum

Get ready for the holiday with an informative Daily Dig video, explore the Zodiac animals, download coloring pages, and more.

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Fashion District Philadelphia

Now through February 28


In person, check out a spectacular 60-foot floating dragon display at the Fashion District at Ninth and Market. You can also participate in a “virtual wishing wall” by emailing your wishes to fashiondistrictphiladelphia@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the digital board.

Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration Concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Streaming February 4, 8 pm through February 14, 11 pm


The Orchestra’s Lunar New Year Concert begins streaming on February 4 with a performance premiere in real time. Following the performance premiere, this concert will be available for ticket holders to watch on demand for 10 days. Tickets available online.

Virtual Chinese New Year Storytime

February 12, 4 pm


Join Southampton Free Library online for a Chinese New Year themed storytime over Zoom. Pre-register online to pick up a free craft bag (while supplies last); no registration required if you’re just interested in the storytime.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Dilworth Park

February 12, 5–7 pm

1 S. 15th St.


Rothman Rink visitors are invited to celebrate Lunar New Year with festive décor, a special Cabin menu, and lucky red envelopes with secret prizes for skaters upon rink admission check-in, while supplies last. Be sure to mask up and keep your distance to keep everyone safe!



Photograph by Laura Swartz.

Contributing Writer