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The Chinese New Year Parade guide

Celebrate the start of 2024 a second time during the Chinese New Year Parade—NYC goes all out for this tradition.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan

Chinatown’s annual Lunar (Chinese) New Year Parade is back on February 25, 2024 with dragon dancing, stunning outfits, martial art performers and more. After you've danced among the firecrackers, make sure to check out other fun things to do in the area such as the best karaoke in Chinatown or delicious Chinese restaurants. Mark your calendar for what is certainly one of the best NYC events in February!

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When is the Chinese New Year Parade?

The Chinese New Year Parade and Festival is Sunday, February 25, 2024. The parade kicks off at 1pm. This year will be the parade's 26th anniversary. 2024 is the year of the dragon.

Where is the Chinese New Year Parade?

Head to Chinatown for the Lunar New Year Parade, which heads down Mott Street to Chatham Square to East Broadway toward the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Forsyth Street near Grand Street and Sara D. Roosevelt Park. For more information, visit

How can I get involved in the parade?

There's still plenty of time to volunteer, apply to be a parade participant or sponsor the festivities. Visit for more details. 

What else is there to do for Lunar New Year?

On parade day, visit festival booths in the heart of Chinatown on Bayard Street between Mott and Mulberry Streets. Plus, there are tons of events you can check out with our list of best Lunar New Year events in NYC.

See the map of the Chinese New Year Parade

A map of the Lunar New Year parade route.
Photograph: Courtesy of Better Chinatown USA

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