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The Lunar New Year is commonly known as the Chinese New Year in the United States. 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, the third sign in the Chinese zodiac. This year it will begin on February 1, 2022, and the celebrations will last 15 days.
Lunar New Year Celebrations in Houston
Everything is bigger in Texas and that’s true of their celebrations. Thousands of Texans come to Houston each year to attend one of its many festivals and parties.
Asia Society Texas Center
The Asia Society Texas Center is having a Year of the Tiger celebration on February 5, 2022, from 11 am to 4 pm. Traditional Lion Dancers will perform outside on the festival lawn. This event is free and open to the public. Activities include
- Chinese Calligraphy
- Photo Booth
- Tiger Hat Making
- Chinese Dance – Learn classical moves requiring skill, balance and concentration.
- Lunar New Year Around The World
- Zodiac Game – Learn about the zodiac, identify your animal and take a fun postcard home.
Food & Drink Vendors include
- One Dim Sum
- Magic Cup
- Green Roots
Art, Gifts & Goods Vendors include
- Tiny Sponge
- Blue Moth Co,
- Luna Lit Media
- Star Moon Jewelry
Huaxing Arts Group
Huaxing Arts Group will present a collection of Chinese music and dance. They will perform modern interpretations of traditional tunes and classic folk dances. The Huaxing Arts Group will highlight a variety of performers and dance styles. There will be tickets to the performance costing $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.
Chinese Community Center
The Chinese Community Center is a great place to ring in the Lunar New Year. Their 2022 Lunar New Year Festival is being held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 10 am to 4 pm. This is a free family friendly outdoor event. It celebrates the Lunar New Year as well as the beauty of Houston’s vast cultural diversity. The Festival features a variety of cultural and family activities, vendors, Lunar New Year merchandise, delectable food and beverages and performances to welcome in the Year of the Tiger.
Viet Hoa Center
You can also celebrate the Year of the Tiger at Lunar New Year Houston at Viet Hoa Center. This pan-Asian free outdoor party celebrates Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Cambodian, Japanese and Filipino cultures. This weekend event is happening on February 5 and 6, 2022, from 10 am to 6 pm. You’ll experience one hundred lions and dragons, a million red firecrackers and delicious food.
Some of the performers include
- Hung Vuong Lion Dance
- Teo Chew Temple Lion & Dragon Dance with Firecrackers
- Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Arts/Master Shi de Shan
- Hoa Lu Voviman Martial Arts – Master Trung
- Linh Son SW Temple Lion Dance with Firecrackers
- Unity Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe with Firecrackers
Texas Lunar Festival
This year the annual Texas Lunar Festival in Houston will be virtual on January 29, 2022, from 10 am to 5 pm. The program will include martial arts, traditional dance performances, a fashion show, food trucks and vendors.
In addition, some restaurants, breweries, museums, galleries and other venues have special offers for the New Year.
Where to Stay in Houston
If you’d like to visit Houston to enjoy the celebrations, you should consider the following hotels. They are located near the festivities and, if you click on the links, you can save money on your stay.
- Hilton Garden Inn Houston Westbelt
- Comfort Inn & Suites Southwest Freeway at Westpark
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Houston by the Galleria
- Grand Villa Inn & Suites
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Near the Galleria
- Comfort Suites – Near The Galleria
- Home2 Suites by Hilton at the Galleria
- Omni Houston Hotel
- Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Galleria Area
- Sleep Inn & Suites near Westchase
- Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
- Comfort Suites near Westchase on Beltway 8
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Near the Galleria
- Comfort Suites Westchase Houston Energy Corridor
- Hilton Houston Westchase
- Quality Inn & Suites West Chase
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Houston – NearThe Galleria
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Greenway Plaza