Where To Celebrate Chinese New Year in 2023
Kung Hee Fat Choy! Chinese New Year falls on Sunday, Jan. 22. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with these festivities around O‘ahu.
Sunday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Watch a calligrapher at work, check out lucky lion photo opportunities, find festive red lanterns at Victoria Ward Park and stop by participating retailers to receive a special red envelope with good luck wishes (while supplies last). Lion dancers will offer up blessings at multiple retailers and eateries throughout the day.
International Market Place
Sunday, Jan. 29, 11 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Watch lion dancing, receive a free hand-painted calligraphy gift and check out special promotions at the mall for shopping and dining.
Royal Hawaiian Center
Sunday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 5
Chinese New Year festivities will take place over two weeks at the Royal Hawaiian Center, with cultural activities and a special gift with mall purchase. The celebration will kick off with a lion dance performance on Sunday, Jan. 22; the performances will also be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, and Sunday, Feb. 5. At The Royal Grove on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., you can take home a handwritten blessing written in Chinese calligraphy.
Ka Makana Ali‘i
Sunday, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Watch Chinese folk dancing by the Phoenix Dance Chamber, see Miss Chinatown, and check out a lion dance and kung fu demonstrations. Follow as the Wah Ngai lions prance among the crowd and then move through the mall to bless the stores until 3 p.m.
Hawai‘i Kai Towne Center
Saturday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mark the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit with the Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association, which will provide a variety of family-friendly activities including a traditional Chinese Lion dance, parade, kung fu demonstrations and skits, as well as an appearance by Miss Chinatown.
Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to noon
Stop by Kapolei Marketplace in front of BedMart to see a martial arts demonstration and a traditional Chinese lion dance performance with firecrackers.
Ala Moana Center
Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m; and Sunday, Jan. 22, 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Ala Moana Center invites shoppers to make way for good fortune and usher in the Year of the Rabbit with a family-friendly Lunar New Year celebration, featuring a limited edition gift-with-purchase, Chinese calligraphy demonstrations, and of course, lion dancing.
Waikele Premium Outlets
Sunday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional Chinese lion dance performance and blessing with VIP shopper club member giveaways like red envelopes, paper fans and sweet treats.