Guide: Lunar New Year Fun


It’s the Year of the Tiger!

Chinese New Year (also called Lunar New Year) is an important date celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. This year, the date is February 1, 2022, however, the festivals, celebrations, and events happen many weeks before and after the official date.

The opportunities in our Guide below (updated frequently, so check often) are a great way to experience the rich beauty of East Asian traditions, culture, entertainment, and more!


Ongoing


Take & Make: Chinese New Year Craft @ Rust Library | Leesburg, VA (Jan 18-31, 2022)
Take & Make: Chinese New Year Craft @ Gum Spring Library | Leesburg, VA (Jan 24-Feb 6, 2022)
The Kennedy Center’s Chinese New Year Celebration | Washington, DC (Jan 27-Feb 6, 2022)
Lunar New Year Conservatory Display @ MGM National Harbor | Oxon Hill, MD (Jan 18-Feb 20, 2022)


Jan 29, 2022


Bilingual Korean-English Family Storytime @ George Mason Regional Library | Annandale, VA
Chinese Lion Dance @ Herndon Fortnightly Library | Herndon, VA
Chinese Lion Dance @ George Mason Regional Library | Annandale, VA
Chinese Lion Dance @ Burke Centre Library | Burke, VA
Chinese Lion Dance @ Thomas Jefferson Library | Falls Church, VA
Lunar New Year Celebration @ Westfield Montgomery | Bethesda, MD
Lunar New Year Celebration @ Shirlington Branch Library | Arlington, VA
Taiwan Fun: Celebrate Lunar Year @ Oakton Library | Oakton, VA
Take & Make: Chinese New Year Craft @ Rust Library | Leesburg, VA (Ongoing until Jan 31)
The Kennedy Center’s Chinese New Year Celebration | Washington, DC (Ongoing until Feb 6)
Take & Make: Chinese New Year Craft @ Gum Spring Library (Ongoing until Feb 6)


Jan 30, 2022


CANCELED Chinese Lion Dance @ Centreville Regional Library | Centreville, VA
Take & Make: Chinese New Year Craft @ Rust Library | Leesburg, VA (Ongoing until Jan 31)
The Kennedy Center’s Chinese New Year Celebration | Washington, DC (Ongoing until Feb 6)
Take & Make: Chinese New Year Craft @ Gum Spring Library (Ongoing until Feb 6)


Jan 31, 2022


Take & Make: Chinese New Year Craft @ Rust Library | Leesburg, VA
Cultural Explorers: Lunar New Year @ Ashburn Library | Ashburn, VA
The Kennedy Center’s Chinese New Year Celebration | Washington, DC (Ongoing until Feb 6)
Take & Make: Chinese New Year Craft @ Gum Spring Library (Ongoing until Feb 6)


Feb 1, 2022


Chinese New Year: Year of the Tiger @ Douglass Community Center | Leesburg, VA


Feb 5, 2022


Virtual Chinese New Year Celebration | Washington, DC
Lunar New Year Celebration @ Westfield Montgomery | Bethesda, MD
Lunar New Year Celebration @ Tysons Corner Center | Tysons, VA
The Kennedy Center’s Chinese New Year Celebration | Washington, DC (Ongoing until Feb 6)
Take & Make: Chinese New Year Craft @ Gum Spring Library (Ongoing until Feb 6)


Feb 6, 2022


Chinese New Year Parade | Washington, DC
The Kennedy Center’s Chinese New Year Celebration | Washington, DC
Take & Make: Chinese New Year Craft @ Gum Spring Library


Feb 12, 2022


Lunar New Year Celebration @ Westfield Montgomery | Bethesda, MD


Feb 20, 2022


Lion Dance @ MGM National Harbor | Oxon Hill, MD


Check back for 2022 updates:


Maryland Lunar New Year Tet Festival | Silver Spring, MD
• Celebrate Chinese New Year @ Potomac Mills | Woodbridge, VA
Port Discovery’s Chinese New Year | Baltimore, MD
Tet Grand Festival | Chantilly, VA
Lunar New Year: Mừng Xuân Canh Tý | Annandale, VA
Chinese New Year Festival | Falls Church, VA
Family Lunar New Year Festival @ Fair Oaks Mall | Fairfax, VA
Lunar New Year Celebration | Tysons Corner, VA


Important Disclaimer: This opportunity is curated from a public source and subject to changes and/or cancelations that might not be reflected above. Always call to confirm before participating.