Arts & Culture

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at this Year's Chinese New Year Festival

7 things to know about this year's Chinese New Year Festival.

Visit Dallas Staff
Posted on Feb 5, 2019

The Crow Museum of Asian Art is set to honor the Chinese New Year for its 20th anniversary of their annual Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. In celebration of the Year of the Pig, the festival has returned to NorthPark Center this year after drawing a record of over 100,000 people last year. The event promises lively entertainment and an abundance of family fun for all. Here is what you should know about this year's celebrations:

  1. The event is completely open and free to the public – so don't stress about searching for tickets online! Festivities start at 11 a.m. and run through 4 p.m.

  2. The theme for the festival will center around the Earth Pig, a symbol of wealth and good fortune.

  3. The festivities will take place throughout NorthPark Center, and the SouthCourt near the Nike outlet and NorthCourt near the Microsoft store will be transformed with Chinese New Year inspired decor.

  4. The event is family friendly, so have everyone tag along! There will be lots of hands-on activities like calligraphy, art-making, family kung fu and tai chi, wellness related activities and much more.

  5. It'll be quite the show! Like in years' past, main stage entertainment will include performances by dragon and lion dancers from Rising Phoenix Lion Dance Association (11 a.m.) and Lee's White Leopard Kung Fu School (3:30 p.m.). The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Ensemble (12 p.m.) will also perform, as well as Beijing Opera singer Lucy Xu (2:45 p.m.) and more.

  6. Keep your eyes peeled – some retailers will be offering festival-goers special offers. Some offers include a Chinese New Year collection at William Sonoma and 20% off at Rebecca Taylor.

  7. There will be a big giveaway! Enter the chance to win one of two NorthPark Gold $250 gift certificates or a Nespresso Vertuo Line Plus machine. Entries will be taken at a table near Banana Republic between 11 a.m. – 3p.m. and winners will be announced at 3:15 p.m.

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