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Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Los Angeles

Ring in Chinese New Year 2018 in Los Angeles with our guide of events and the best places to eat dim sum and dumplings

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Jorge Gonzalez

As the Lunar New Year approaches, celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 in Los Angeles with these events and things to do, from a century-old Chinatown parade to kids activities like paper-lantern making. 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. 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 2018?
Chinese New Year—and the Year of the Dog—begins on Friday, February 16, 2018.

What to eat for Chinese New Year

Guide to dim sum in L.A.

Get your chopsticks ready. From the SGV to West Hollywood, we found the best dim sum restaurants for your next adventure.

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By: Time Out editors


Gabriela T

Ahh I'm so bummed I missed this event this year. I went last year and it was a really cool experience. I made a video to sum up what it was really all about and everything I learned. Take a look if you're interested in some Chinese culture :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrwYKTq21Nw

Bridget B

@Bobby D 

Hey Bobby D, 

Spoken like a true citizen of the republic. But oh wait, that doesn't look like your real name!  If you want to be a jerk about chinese/us relations, move back to China. Otherwise, leave a positive comment in regards to Los Angeles' recognition of this beautiful Chinese holiday. Happy New Years Hater

Bobby D

Chinese new year is a great party time in the USA, LA -  fun, foods, family, but please don't party too hard & happy, china is laughing at you, seeking to put america in an economic recession by illegal business tactics, then where will all of your precious sons work? Retail? Mcdonalds, burger king? all of the good jobs will be gone, then you won't be so happy on chinese new year, then quickly you will start singing the star spangled banner, but by then it will be too late.

jane e

what day is the parade ?  what time does it start ? where do the activities for children take place ?

why does this never get any media coverage -  articles about when and where ? etc

Sara Fay moderator

@jane e Just click in to the events, and you'll see all the information you're looking for.