Chinese New Year Celebration in Houston, Texas Guide

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Everything is bigger in Texas and that’s true of their celebrations.

2020 is the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese Zodiac calendar.  Each year, the Chinese Community Center of Houston celebrates the New Year with a massive festival and this year is the biggest ever!  The 2020 Lunar New Year Festival will take place on January 25 in Houston Chinatown. The epic Dragon and Lion dances will be performed as well as other cultural performances.  Traditional food, games, raffles, artistry and more will be showcased. And, by the way, it’s free!

The 24th annual Texas Lunar New Year Celebration takes place on January 25, 2020.  They will celebrate the new Year and the impressive qualities of every culture around the world.  Thousands of Texans come to Houston every year for this festival. There will be Asian entertainment, international entertainment, delicious cuisine, lighting firecrackers and giving money in red envelopes.  Admission is free.

You can also celebrate the Year of the Rat on February 1 and 2, 2020, at the Viet Hoa Center in Houston.  There will be over 100 Lion and Dragon dancers and one million Lucky Red Firecrackers. See a Kung Fu demonstration.  This is sponsored by the Vietnamese Houstonians for Houston and the Chinese Houstonians for Houston. Admission to this festival is free.

If you’d like to visit Houston and enjoy the celebrations, you should consider the following hotels.  They were ranked as the top hotels in Houston Chinatown by the users of Expedia. And you can use Expedia to get the lowest price on your stay.

  • Palace Inn
  • Townplace Suites by Marriott Houston Westchase
  • Grand Villa Inn & Suites Chinatown
  • Hilton Garden Inn Houston Westchase
  • Hampton Inn & Suites – Westchase
  • Holiday Inn Houston Westchase
  • Springhill Suites Houston Westchase
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham
  • Comfort Suites near Westchase
  • Woodspring Suites Houston Westchasee