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Chinese New Year in New York City

Chinese New Year or commonly known as the Lunar New Year is probably one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the whole world. With a massive population of people from the Chinese culture scattered all over the globe, the Chinese New Year has become a global festival and people from other cultures and background have started to wait and enjoy this festival. This year as well, the Chinese New Year is expected to become a sensational event across the globe and many cities will be enjoying the captivating beauty of this superlative event. The Lunar New Year is the year of dog in 2018 and just like every year, this year too, people in the New York City will be enjoying the delights of this exquisite festival just like other festivities and events in the past. So, here are the things that you can expect in the Chinese New Year celebration in the Big Apple:

Chinese New Year Travel

  1. Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown NYC

Chinese New Year festival last for days in the New York City as the Chinatown gets filled with loads of festivities and celebrations, perfect for both natives and tourists from around the globe. The Chinatown is considered to be the hub of festivities of Chinese New Year in the New York City and if you are planning to witness the captivating parade w here you can go and watch the dancing lions, dragons and many more floats on the drum-roll, then you should plan a visit to the Chinatown on 25th Feb when the the happiness will be in the air just like the confetti and your days will be as sparkling as the fireworks.

  1. Chinese New Year special sales

During the season of Chinese New Year, NYC enjoys the massive sale on shops, boutiques, malls and marketplaces across the city. To lure out the other communities and give the perfect opportunity to the Chinese community residing in the New York and nearby places, local shops and markets have begun to initiate the trend and are giving massive discounts on products all over the city. So, if you traveling and love shopping with your backpack, then New York City will be perfect for you to visit during the Chinese New Year. Markets like Times Square, Columbus Circle, Manhattan Mall, Greenwich Street and many more places are absolutely perfect to witness the celebrations in the market and bring some festivities back home in the form of shopping.

  1. The costume parties and cosplay shows

During the span of the entire Chinese New Year, many places across the city enjoy the costume parties and cosplay where locals as well as tourists dress-up in the traditional way and enjoy the Chinese culture just like their own. Additionally, the Flushing Town Hall becomes the beacon of the theater lovers where the performances from the international artists of the Chinese culture are organized every year and given the demonstration of the acting and some glimpse of the rich heritage of the Chinese culture. The dressing style of the artists here are really outstanding and if you are lucky enough, you might get the chance to get the front seats and enjoy the entire show uninterrupted. Additionally, there are many more events similar to this one and you can easily track them all by searching online.

  1. Firecrackers and firework show

Chinese New Year are famous for unique fireworks and if you love the same, you will surely adore the sight of fireworks at the Chinatown. Being the hub of all the cultural activities and festivities of Chinese New Year in the New York City, Chinatown remain flocked by the tourists and people from all communities gathering around for a stunning sight of fireworks and fire cracker ceremony. On the 16th of February, you can have the lovely sight of this astonishing event at the Chinatown and witness the ceremony where the ritual takes place to ward off the bad omens from locals. Once the firework ceremony is complete, the people enjoy the show of the dancing lions followed by many other performances.

  1. Chinese New Year special food menu

Since Chinese New Year is all about the culture and heritage of China, it is simply impossible to enjoy the festivities without the local gastronomy and there are surely many places across the New York City that serve the special menu of the Chinese culinary. Many restaurants, hotels and dining areas across the New York City opt for the Chinese New Year theme and bring forth the special menu filled with the wide range of Chinese authentic and traditional dishes. Chinese food is quite popular across the New Yorkers and if you too love the concoction of herbs, spices and those unique methods of cooking, then this could be a big bonus for you as a foodie to enjoy Chinese New Year in New York City.

Chinese New Year is among the most favorite festival for New Yorkers as this is the perfect chance to enjoy the festival that comes from far away and has roots of an entirely different culture. However, just like any other festival, Chinese New Year too is a highly popular event in the city and tourists from across the USA tend to visit here to witness the charming festivities and celebrations. So, if you too are thinking to have a Chinese New Year celebration this year, then quickly book your domestic flight tickets with SmartFares and save more on airfares whilst enjoying a dazzling Chinese New Year celebration in the NYC.

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