2022 Lunar New Year Festivals and Celebrations in Houston


Dragon and lion dances mark Lunar New Year 2022 festivities | Courtesy of Soaring Phoenix

Welcome to the Year of the Tiger at Lunar New Year festivals and celebrations in Greater Houston from Saturday, January 22 through Sunday, February 6, 2022.

The Year of the Tiger is upon us, and for Lunar New Year 2022, many parties and celebrations are taking place in the Greater Houston Area.

Take a look at our picks for some of the best festivals to throw for Lunar New Year in 2022.

2022 Lunar New Year Festivals and Celebrations in Houston

Week of Monday January 17

  • Lunar New Year at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | saturday 22 january – Start the Year of the Tiger at a celebration in the woods, with a coin tree art project, Chinese calligraphy, games and a performance by the Houston Lion Kings Dance Troupe. Included with general admission; $7 for ages 1 and up. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Lunar New Year Wellness Night Market at Montrose Collective | Saturday January 22 | No coverage – Westheimer’s latest shopping destination celebrates its first Lunar New Year with a wellness market that includes local vendors specializing in yoga, physical therapy and more, while serving delicious food from AAPI-owned businesses like Dumpling Haus, Seaside Poke, Tea House and others. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Week of Monday January 24

  • Lunar New Year 2022 in Lucky Land | Saturday January 29 and Sunday January 30 – Houston’s North Amusement Park, which recreates historical and cultural sites in China, is holding its Year of the Tiger celebration, featuring two weekends of lion dances, magic, kungfu, Chinese dance, tasty dishes, souvenirs and more. $10; $5 for ages 3 to 12. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Texas Lunar Festival Online Celebration | Saturday January 29 | FREE | Virtual – The annual Lunar Festival goes virtual this year, offering a streaming program that celebrates the diverse qualities of Asian culture, local community leaders and the Lunar New Year through dance performances, music and more . It can be viewed on Youtube and Facebook, or via a broadcast on channel 15.3. 11 a.m.
  • 2022 Lunar New Year Celebration at Gallery Furniture | Sunday January 30 | FREE – The Soaring Phoenix Dragon & Lion Dance Association hosts an afternoon family event at the North Houston Furniture Store, along with live music, Chinese decorations, special performances, family activities, and more. Midday.
  • Lunar New Year Food Festival at the 8th Wonder Brewery | Saturday January 29 and Sunday January 30 | No coverage – Savor the flavors of global cuisines from Laos, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and more from over 30 food vendors that will spotlight the Lunar New Year celebration of the Otaku Food Festival. Plus, enjoy 8th Wonder beers, live music and more. Saturday noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday noon to 8 p.m.
Local Vendors Are Displayed at the Lunar New Year Festival at the Chinese Community Center | Courtesy of Chinese Community Center

Week of Monday January 31

  • Year of the Tiger Menu at Phat Eatery | Tuesday, February 1; Saturday February 5 and Sunday February 6 Back for its 4th year, this Chinese New Year celebration brings a special menu to Malaysian restaurant Katy. Eat a Posperity Toss salad, dim sum platter, Short Rib Rendang and more as part of the exclusive six-course menu. Reservations will go fast, but customers can also join a waiting list for future openings. $78 per person; $28 for 4 to 12 year olds. Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunar New Year 2022 in Lucky Land | Saturday February 5 and Sunday February 6 – Houston’s North Amusement Park, which recreates historical and cultural sites in China, is holding its Year of the Tiger celebration, featuring two weekends of lion dances, magic, kungfu, Chinese dance, tasty dishes, souvenirs and more. $10; $5 for ages 3 to 12. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lunar New Year Festival 2022 at the Chinese Community Center in Houston | Saturday February 5 | FREE – The annual outdoor and family-friendly Lunar New Year Festival kicks off in Asiatown, highlighting a wide variety of cultural and family-friendly activities, local vendors, exciting lion and dragon dance performances, and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lunar New Year 2022 at the Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday February 5 | FREE – Welcome the Year of the Tiger with cultural performances, arts and crafts activities and globally inspired dishes at Asia Society in the Museum District. Although free to attend and enjoy the festival, Huaxing Arts Group Houston shows are chargeable and cost $10. Registration required. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lunar New Year dumpling class on Zoom | Saturday February 5 | Virtual – Dumpling Dudez is teaming up with Archeology Now for a hands-on cooking class that will teach you how to create dumplings for good luck in the New Year. Each kit makes 15-20 dumplings and includes everything you’ll need for the dough, toppings, and tools. A in-person version of this course will also be available on Sunday, February 6. Kits are $65 and must be picked up at the Dumpling Dudez EaDo location. 2 p.m.
Phat Eatery Awaits a Dragon Visit During Its Exclusive Lunar New Year Menu | Courtesy of Lee’s Golden Dragon

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