Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

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Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade
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Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Chinatown at the neighborhood's official Lunar New Year parade, which falls on the Sunday after the arrival of Chinese New Year (February 5). Attendees line Wentworth Avenue to see marching bands, decorated floats and traditional lion dancers. The colorful procession begins at 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue, traveling north to Cermak Road.

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The Chinatown Parade is a great way to ring in the Lunar New Year. Catch dancing, drums, fireworks, music and more. Sneak out a little early and grab dim sum at a nearby spot before the restaurants get too crowded with parade celebrants.