Edmonton Chinese New Year 2024 Guide

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The Lunar New Year, aka Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, will begin on February 10, 2024. The celebrations will last 15 days. It is one of the most important holidays in Asian culture.

2024 is the Year of the Dragon.  People born in the Year of the Dragon are said to be powerful, full of energy and idealistic.

Lunar New Year is celebrated enthusiastically in Edmonton, Alberta. Over 100,000 people of Asian heritage live in Edmonton. The New Year is celebrated with festivals, entertainment performances, martial art, lion dance, decorations, special dinners and much more. Some of these even have free admission and everyone can participate in the festivities.

Londonderry Mall East Court

Celebrate Lunar New Year of the Rabbit at Londonderry Mall East Court (66 Street Entrance) on January 27, 2024, from 11:30 am to 4 pm. Enjoy Lion Dances, Arts & Crafts, Music, Games, Martial Arts, God of Fortune, Wishing Tree, Drumming and more! Admission is free. This is presented by Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Education Association.

Chinatown Dining Week

Chinatown Dining Week is bigger and better than ever with 24 participating restaurants this year.  Each restaurant is offering special menus for $10 or $20 that can be ordered from January 18 to 28, 2024, for dining in or take out.  Participating restaurants include

  • 97 Hot Pot
  • All Happy Family
  • Asian Express Hot Pot
  • Co Chin Saigon
  • Chinese Marble Restaurant
  • Italian Bakery
  • Cui Hua Gui Lin Noodle House
  • Hing Lula BBQ House
  • Hong Kong Bakery
  • Kim Fat Market
  • Namaste India
  • Kins Noodle House Pho’ Hoang
  • Lee House Korean Restaurant
  • Noi Thai
  • Liuyishou Hot Pot
  • Macarons & Goodies
  • The Moth Cafe
  • Padmanadi
  • RJ Tasty Bites
  • Shan Shan Bakery
  • Spirit Bistro
  • Tea Bar Cafe
  • Van Loc
  • Xu Hue

Spring Festival Gala Performance

The Edmonton Chinese Community is presenting the Spring Festival Gala Performance on March 30, 2024, in the Year of the Dragon.  It will be happening at the Winspear Music Center.

Featured artists will include

  • Zou Amei, Face Changing Master
  • Wei Jinying, Soprano Singer and Actor
  • He Peng, Tenor and Actor
  • Mo Chenolian, Baritone Singer
  • Cao Niahshang, Erhu Performer

Lunar New Year Decorations

If you’d like to decorate your home for Lunar New Year, click here to see to see some lovely decorations, many of which are on sale.

Edmonton Hotels

If you’d like to visit Edmonton to celebrate Lunar New Year, you should consider the following hotels. They are offering discounted rates which could save you money on your stay.

  • Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
    • 22% Discount
  • Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Edmonton
    • 20% Discount
  • Travelodge by Wyndham Edmonton South
    • 20% Discount
  • Days Inn by Wyndham Edmonton Downtown
    • 15% Discount
  • Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
    • 15% Discount
  • Ramada by Wyndham Edmonton Hotel
    • 15% Discount
  • Ramada by Wyndham Sherwood Park
    • 15% Discount
  • Royal Lodge
    • 14% Discount
  • Matrix Hotel
    • 12% Discount
  • Mettera Hotel on Whyte
    • 12% Discount
  • Varscona Hotel on Whyte
    • 12% Discount
  • Campus Tower Suite Hotel
    • 5% Discount