How and where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Atlanta
Lunar New Year celebrations are officially in full swing, and the ATL has so many fantastic offerings in and around the city. The Year of the Tiger symbolizes bravery, courage, competition and strength. And there’s no city stronger than Atlanta. So we hope you all have an incredible Lunar New Year, and even better Year of the Tiger! Here’s how you can celebrate in the ATL.
1. Atlantic Station
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at Atlantic Station! Decked out in gorgeous decorations, from a “fire” breathing magnificent red dragon to a mesmerizing lantern show running at the top of the hour each night from 5-9pm. They’ll also be hosting a scavenger hunt every day throughout the Lunar New Year. Follow them on Instagram to take part. Should you win, you’ll receive a goody bag which includes an Atlantic Station gift card ranging from $10-50 and more!
2. Chein Hong Chinese New Year Celebration
The Chein Hong School of Kung-Fu will be hosting this festive Lunar New Year celebration, featuring a lion dance, dragon dance, and kung fu at various businesses around the Chinese community primarily at Orient Center and Asian Square. It will be taking place on Sunday, February 6. Click here for all locations and times.
3. Visit Atlanta Chinatown
Although Atlanta doesn’t have an official Chinatown, we do have this culinary gem located in Chamblee. The oldest Asian shopping center in the southeast, Atlanta Chinatown Mall has an incredible food court with an unbeatable selection authentic Chinese dishes, making it a perfect place to honor Lunar New Year.
4-6. Treat yourself to a dumpling feast!
Did you know that eating dumplings is supposed to bring you good luck throughout the next Lunar Year cycle? So if that isn’t the perfect sign to head out in search for the best dumplings in the ATL, then we don’t know what is. Check out a couple of our recommendations below.
- Doc Chey’s Noodle House – Grand Park & Morningside
- Fire Stone Chinese Cuisine – Kennesaw
- Fortune Cookie Restaurant – Loehmann’s Shopping Plaza