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 Rabbit symbolizes longevity, peace and prosperity. So we hope you all have an incredible Lunar New Year, and even better Year of the Rabbite! Here’s how you can celebrate in the ATL.
1. Visit Atlantic Station for their dazzling light show & festival
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit 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 for a limited time only. Click here for more information.
2. Check out Stone Mountain Park’s all-new Lunar New Year Festival
The family-fun attraction is hosting their all-new Lunar New Year festival, with incredible things to do throughout the Lunar New Year. From martial arts demonstrations to OTT decorations and performances, each night will conclude with their iconic light, drone, and firework spectacle.
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. Eat out at Atlanta’s favorite Chinese restaurants
Speaking of great Chinese eats, check out our brand-new round-up of unbeatable Chinese restaurants in and around Atlanta. From those staple take-out dishes to more contemporary Chinese eateries, check out some recommendations below or click here for the full round-up.
- Ruby Chows, O4W
- Orient Express, Vinings
- Grand China, Buckhead
7-9. Treat yourself to a Lunar New Year 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 some recommendations below or click here for a full round-up of dumpling hotspots across the city.
- Gu’s Dumplings, Krog Street Market
- Fudo, Windsor Parkview
- Xiao’s Way, Johns Creek
10. Experience Chein Hong Chinese New Year Celebration
The Chein Hong School of Kung-Fu annually host epic events for the Lunar New Year. With Lion Dances and martial art demonstrations, you don’t want to miss this years offerings. Follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date with their events and things to do throughout the year.