After a banging loud cheer in celebration of January 1st comes the next big event of 2023: Lunar New Year!

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This is not a new thing, but each year creates fresh memories for us to bond and get together. You already know what to expect. There will surely be big and small, online and in-person festivities; it can get pretty overwhelming. No worries. As much as you already know what to do, we know where to go!

With that, here’s the 2023 list of Lunar New Year events in Chicago!

Click the event name to know more details.

January 14: JEWEL-OSCO LUNAR NEW YEAR EVENT


Organizer: Jewel-Osco
Where: 1340 S Canal St. Store, Chicago IL 60607
When: January 14, 12-3PM

January 18: LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Organizer: Park District of Highland Park
Where: West Ridge Center (636 Ridge Road, Highland Park, Illinois 60035)
When: January 18, 4-5PM

January 19: BAR ASSOCIATIONS' SECOND ANNUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR DINNER CELEBRATION

Organizer: WBAI (The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois), AABA (Asian American Bar Association), KABA, and CABA (Chinese American Bar Association)
Where: Iron Age Korean Steakhouse (1265 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622) 
When: January 19, 6-8PM

January 21: LUNAR NEW YEAR KICK OFF RUN

Organizer: Family Style RC
Where: W 29th St. & S Poplar Ave.
When: January 21, 8:45AM-Onwards

January 21: CELEBRATE LUNAR NEW YEAR IN CALLIGRAPHY

Organizer: Heritage Museum of Asian Art
Where: Heritage Museum of Asian Art (3500 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60609)
When: January 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

January 21: LUNAR NEW YEAR PARTY BY A FAMILY OF ARTISTS

Organizer: 6018North
Where: 6018|North (6018 North Kenmore Avenue Chicago, IL 60660)
When: January 21, 3-10PM

January 21: KATCH LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION 2023

Organizer: KAtCH: Korean Adoptees of Chicago
Where: HANA Center (4300 North California Avenue Chicago, IL 60618)
When: January 21, 4:30-7:30PM

January 21: MARIANO'S PRESENTS: THE LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Organizer: Mariano’s
Where: Mariano's (1615 South Clark Street Chicago, IL 60616)
When: January 21, 10AM-2PM

January 22: DEPAUL 2023 LUNAR NEW YEAR GALA

Organizer:  DePaul University
Where: 2250 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
When: January 22, 3-5PM

January 22: LUNAR NEW YEAR CARILLON CONCERT

Organizer: University of Chicago Guild of Carillonists and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Where: Rockefeller Chapel (5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1628)
When: January 22, 2023

January 28: ARGYLE LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Organizer: Uptown United and Uptown Chamber of Commerce
Where: 1100 W Argyle St, Chicago, IL 60640-3610
When: January 28, 12-4PM

January 28: LUNAR NEW YEAR PARTY WITH SCRATCH GOODS & CELEBRATE ARGYLE!

Organizer: Family Style RC, Scratch Goods, Celebrate Argyle
Where: Scratch Goods (847 W Randolph, Chicago, IL 60607)
When: January 28, 7-10PM

January 28: NAVY PIER'S GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: LUNAR NEW YEAR PRESENTED BY COMED

Organizer: Navy Pier, ComEd
Where: Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier (840 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Il 60611)
When: January 28, 1-5PM

January 28: SEOLLAL CELEBRATION

Organizer: Hanul Family Alliance
Where: Hanul Family Alliance's Chicago office (5008 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60625)
When: January 28, 2-3:30PM & 4-5PM

January 28: CHINESE NEW YEAR DUMPLING MAKING DINNER

Organizer: Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute
Where: Hing Kee Restaurant, 2nd Floor (2140 South Archer Avenue Chicago, IL 60616)
When: January 28, 3-5:30PM

January 29: LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE

Organizer: Chicago Chinatown Community Foundation
Where: Chicago Chinatown (224 W Alexander St., Chicago, IL 60616)
When: January 29, 1PM

February 18: THE 40TH ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN COALITION LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Organizer: Asian American Coalition of Chicago (Vietnamese American Community)
Where: The Hyatt Regency O'Hare (9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL)
When: February 18, 1PM-Midnight

[This list will continuously be updated as more Lunar New Year events emerge throughout the month! If you know any new events, please feel free to submit it to us through this link.]

Posted 
Jan 4, 2023
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