Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year 2018) for kids in NYC

Celebrate Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year 2018 with these stellar activities for the whole family, including parades and shows
Lunar New Year Parade & Festival in Chinatown
Photographer: Eric Harvey Brown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival in Chinatown

These Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year 2018) events for kids are some of our favorite cultural celebrations of the year. Kids and parents alike will enjoy incredible displays, parades and performances to celebrate The Year of the Dog,

What is Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year)?

The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a traditional celebration held in several Asian countries that is centered around the cycles of the moon.

When is Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year)?

Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year falls on a different day each year. This year, it occurs on Friday, February 16, 2018.

For more fun things to do this season, explore our favorite winter activities for kids and our favorite indoor activities for kids, like a visit to NYC's best indoor playgrounds.

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