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Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Los Angeles

Ring in Chinese New Year 2022 in Los Angeles with our guide of events and the best places to eat dim sum and dumplings

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano
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As the Lunar New Year approaches, celebrate Chinese New Year 2022 in Los Angeles with these events and things to do—which, so far, are looking relatively sparse.

Need to feed your belly for an auspicious year ahead? Slurp some of the city’s best noodle dishes and cheap eats or check out our dim sum guide below. Whether you’re celebrating a long-running family tradition or experiencing the holiday for the first time, join the Chinese New Year festivities for a year of good luck and fortune.

When is Chinese New Year 2022?
Chinese New Year—and the Year of the Tiger—begins on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Chinese New Year events

Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival
  • Things to do
  • Festivals

Scope out dozens food and craft booths while lion dances, kung fu demonstrations and other performances play out across a street fest and entertainment. This annual event takes place just off of Main Street, in front of Alhambra City Hall (100 S 2nd St).

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  • Things to do
  • Festivals
  • San Marino

What better place to celebrate the Lunar New Year than the Huntington Library’s beautiful Chinese gardens? Usher in the Year of the Tiger with lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts demonstrations and Chinese music during this two-day event. Look out for some treats just for the occasion (from shumai to yuzu sorbet) at just about all of the museum’s dining spots.

  • Shopping
  • Markets and fairs
  • San Gabriel Valley

L.A.-born, online-based mini mart Cơmbap Mart is heading IRL for Lunar New Year with a pop-up at San Gabriel’s Blossom Market Hall. The new food hall will host about a dozen AAPI makers (including a collab with Sạch for a custom candle set and a Year of the Tiger tote bag).

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  • Fairfax District

Both the Grove and the Americana at Brand observe Chinese New Year with the type of polished, curated displays that you’ve come to expect from the L.A. shopping meccas. Stop by the concierge to pick up a Year of the Tiger tote bag, as well as a lucky red envelope with either a $2 bill or a special offer from one of the shopping center’s vendors, including Michael Kors, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, J. Crew and Nordstrom’s Bar Verde.

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  • Anaheim

What better spot to mark the Lunar New Year than “the happiest place on earth”? Disney California Adventure commemorates the Year of the Tiger with a month of multi-cultural celebrations. Kids can look forward to photo ops and parade processions with Mulan, Mushu, Raya, Tigger and Mickey and Minnie Mouse, while adults will find a tasty reprieve with treats from China, Korea and Vietnam—available both à la carte and with a six-item “Sip and Savor Pass.”

What to eat for Chinese New Year

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