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Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Los Angeles

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2023 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 2023 in Los Angeles with these events and things to do.

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 2023?

Chinese New Year—and the Year of the Rabbit—begins on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year events

  • 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 Rabbit with lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts demonstrations and Chinese music during this two-day event. Look out for some sweet and savory treats just for the occasion (from shumai to yuzu sorbet) at just about all of the museum’s dining spots.

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  • Things to do
  • Anaheim

What better spot to mark the Lunar New Year than “the happiest place on earth”? Disney California Adventure commemorates the Year of the Rabbit with a month of multicultural 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.” Stick around into the evening for a Lunar New Year-themed prelude to “World of Color.”

What to eat for Chinese New Year

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