Celebrating Lunar New Year in Katy
Photo Credit: Lee's Golden Dragon

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Katy

January 23 2024

The Lunar New Year, a significant festival observed by millions around the world, is set to begin on February 10, marking the dawn of a new lunar calendar cycle. This year, we welcome the Year of the Dragon, a symbol of strength, luck, and power in many Asian cultures. The dragon, known for its charismatic and vibrant nature, signifies a year full of energy, potential, and prosperity.

Celebrations honoring Lunar New Year are marked by dances and fireworks, culminating in the Lantern Festival. The origins of Lunar New Year date back thousands of years and are associated with legends, such as the story of Nian, a beast scared away by red decorations, loud noises, and firecrackers.

Although there are many Lunar New Year celebrations happening across the Greater Houston Area, you can get in on the fun close to home with rich cultural experiences designed for the entire community. Check out our lineup below and mark your calendars!

Saturday, January 27 at 2:00 PM

Katy Mills (5000 Katy Mills Circle in Katy)
Katy Mills and Soaring Phoenix Dragon and Lion Dance Association invites area-residents of all ages to ring in the Chinese Lunar New Year. Guests and shoppers can enjoy a traditional lion dance performance in the Neighborhood 2 courtyard by Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store. 

Friday, February 9 at 4:00 PM

Keller Williams Premier Realty (22762 Westheimer Parkway in Katy)
Join the KW Asian-American Community for a fantastic celebration of the Lunar New Year! Indulge in delicious Asian cuisine, marvel at mesmerizing traditional performances, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere while connecting with the Asian-American community.
Friday, February 9 – Wednesday, February 14
Enjoy a delectable prix fixe dinner at this highly acclaimed Malaysian restaurant in Katy Asian Town with an up-close and personal Lion dance performance by Lee's Golden Dragon. Reservations required here.

Saturday, February 10 & Sunday, February 11 at 12:00 PM

H-Mart at Katy Asian Town (23119 Colonial Parkway, Building B in Katy)
Watch a thrilling lion dance by Lee’s Golden Dragon just outside H-Mart’s entrance. For a full schedule of performances by Lee’s Golden Dragon, visit their Facebook page.

Sunday, February 11 at 1:30 PM

99 Ranch Market (569 S Mason Road in Katy)
Lee’s Golden Dragon will perform a lively lion dance just outside the entrance 99 Ranch Market in Katy. For a full schedule of performances by Lee’s Golden Dragon, visit their Facebook page.

Sunday, February 11 at 4:00 PM

Katy Grand (23330 Grand Circle Boulevard in Katy)
Come out to Katy Grand an unforgettable lion dance performance by Soaring Phoenix Lion Dancers, as well as caricature art, balloon art, and face painting.

Saturday, February 17 at 2:00 PM

Fulshear Branch Library (6350 GM Library Road in Fulshear)
Dancing lions from the Houston Lion Kings Dragon & Lion Dance Sports Association will kick off the celebration at 2:00 pm in the lobby of the library. Visitors may join in playing Cai Deng Mi, or “Guessing the Lantern’s Riddle,” and win a prize if the answer is correct! Calligraphy masters will be available to write names in Chinese. Children may visit the library’s Youth Department, where they can make their own paper lantern to take home with them.

Saturday February 24 at 11:00 AM

Tang City Plaza (4899 Highway 6 in Missouri City)
The community is invited to the Fort Bend County Lunar New Year Celebration at Tang City Plaza featuring cultural performances, delicious traditional food, and vibrant festivities. All ages are welcome to this free event.

Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 PM

No Label Brewing Co. (5351 1st Street in Katy)
Experience a vibrant explosion of culture and fun with lion dances, an array of delicious treats from food vendors and exclusive Lunar New Year merchandise.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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