Where to celebrate Lunar New Year in Seattle

Dec 18 2019, 12:09 pm

Also known as Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar, and Spring Festival, the coming Lunar New Year lands on January 25, celebrating the year of the rat.

We’ve listed below exactly where you should go to celebrate Lunar New Year in Seattle.

Lunar New Year

 

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Seattle’s Chinatown-International District will undoubtedly be the place to be this Lunar New Year. The day-long celebration will include traditional dragon and lion dances, martial arts, Japanese Taiko Drumming, as well as other cultural performances.

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Chinatown-International District
Admission: Free

Têt in Seattle

 

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Most people tend to focus on Chinese New Year, and forget that the Lunar New Year spreads through other cultures too. Têt, Vietnamese Lunar Year is one of the most important festivals in Vietnam. Expect to learn all about the country’s culture and foods, as well as witness beautiful dances and entertainment on the cultural main stage.

When: January 18 to 19, 2020
Time: TBA
Where: Seattle Center — 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
Admission: Free

Seattle’s Night Market: Lunar New Year

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Seattle’s largest indoor night market is making its return to celebrate Lunar New Year on Saturday, February 15. Enjoy Asian-themed food booths and trucks as well as over 100 local vendor booths.

When: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 12 to 10 pm
Where: Magnuson Park Hangar 30 — 6310 Northeast 74th Street, Seattle
Admission: $1

Lunar New Year Celebration and Fair

 

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Spend the true Lunar New Year’s day at the Wing Luke Museum to learn all about the traditions and reasoning behind the celebrations. Watch a traditional dragon and lion dance, as well as learn about the Chinese Zodiacs and this year, the year of the rat.

When: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Wing Luke Museum — 719 South King Street, Seattle
Admission: Free

APCC Annual New Year Celebration

The Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s annual event features the beautiful country and culture of Vietnam. The event will host over 90 booths of cultural art, Vietnamese food and drinks, as well as games, crafts, and more. The New Year Celebration will also showcase live entertainment from other Asian countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Fiji, Japan, the Philippines, and more.

When: Saturday, February 8, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall — 2727 East D Street, Tacoma
Admission: Free