Internationally celebrated by many Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year arrives on February 10, 2024. This year marks the Year of the Dragon.

Did you know that the belief that follows the Lunar New Year is that people are born with characteristics and traits similar to the animal associated with their birth year? Those lucky to be born during dragon years are thought to be courageous, intelligent, and confident. 

If you find yourself in the Alamo City during the Lunar New Year, here are some opportunities to commemorate the celebration in San Antonio!


4Goodness Presents: Lunar New Year Block Party

When: February 3, 2024
Where: Jefferson Bodega

Welcome in the Year of the Dragon with a block party complete with artists, chefs, and more! Find complete information here


San Antonio Lions Dance Association Performances

When & Where: Various dates and locations throughout the month, see graphic below. 

The San Antonio Lions Dance Association will perform throughout the Alamo City all month long. Find a performance near you!

2024 Chinese New Year Gala

When: February 10, 2024
Where: San Antonio Marriott Northwest

The Chinese Society of San Antonio (CSSA) invites you to their annual New Year Gala. Enjoy a formal dinner, entertainment, and cultural presentations courtesy of the San Antonio Lion Dance Association. Tickets for this event are on sale now


San Antonio Asian New Year Festival

When: February 10-11, 2024
Where: Rolling Oaks Mall

Dance performances, martial art demonstrations, food vendors, and more, head to the San Antonio Asian New Year Festival at Rolling Oaks Mall and celebrate the Year of the Dragon. 


Chinese New Year Lion Dance

When: February 11, 2024
Where: Tim's Oriental & Seafood Market

If you're looking for an authentic Chinese New Year Lion Dance, be sure to mark your calendars for February 11, 2024. Tim's Oriental & Seafood Market welcomes you to attend this event!


San Antonio Chinese Alliance (SACA) 2024 Lantern Festival

When: February 24, 2024
Where: Lin's Buffet

Join the San Antonio Chinese Alliance (SACA) at Lin's International Buffet for the 2024 Lantern Festival. Register online to attend before February 18, 2024. Children ages 16 and under will receive the lucky red packet (while supplies last). 


Dashi's Epic Lunar New Year Chef Collaboration Dinner

When: February 26, 2024
Where: Dashi Sichuan Kitchen + Bar

An enchanting Lunar New Year Party awaits you at Dashi Sichuan Kitchen + Bar. Enjoy an exclusive dinner party with some of San Antonio's iconic chefs, like Chef Kristina Zhao, Chef Teddy Liang, Chef Johnny Hernandez, Chef Jason Dady, and more! Enjoy meals from these influential chefs, lion dancers, live music, and more. 

Arts & Culture in San Antonio Year-Round

San Antonio is proud to be home to so many vibrant cultures. If you cannot celebrate the Lunar New Year with us, the opportunities to bask in various Arts & Culture locations are endless.

Visit San Antonio year-round and discover a confluence of cultures and fusions of communities in our beautiful city!