Chinese New Year in Atlanta 2013: Chinese New Year Celebration & Events

Chinese New Year in Atlanta 2012

The Chinese New Year in Atlanta might not be as big as the one in New York City or San Francisco but with a good amount of Asian population in Atlanta metro, we do have several fun events to help celebrate Chinese New Year in Atlanta with Chinese New Year festivals, celebrations, activities and banquets.

It’s a fun way to introduce your kids to different culture without having to fly across the ocean to China.

See where you can enjoy the Chinese New Year Celebration around Atlanta with your kids.

Guide to Chinese New Year in Atlanta 2013


Festivals & Celebrations:


Chinese New Year Festival 2013 @ Shaolin Institute Atlanta campus

The Shaolin Institute Atlanta campus has open their welcome hands to children and families from all neighborhoods surrounding the Atlanta area to have a fun celebration, This Chinese New Year’s. Festival will begin at 10:00 AM and last until 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2013, which is actually New Year’s Eve. There will be Chinese food, music, paintings, arts and crafts, a lion-dragon dance, and Kung Fu performances, Health and cultural booths and well as Kung Fu & health-wellness teachings will be present to further educate attendees. All events are free to the public. Call 770-286-9808 for more information.

Place:  Shaolin Institute Atlanta, 4350 Peachtree Industrial BLVD, Suite 500A, Norcross, GA 30071
Date: February 9, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 4: 00 pm
Cost: FREE

Atlanta Chinese New Year Celebration @ Chinese Cultural Center

Celebrate Chinese New Year on Saturday, Feb 9 and Sunday, Feb 10 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Chinese Cultural Center (5377 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341). The Festival will feature the traditional dragon and lion dancers, authentic Chinese food, Chinese calligraphy and other arts and crafts, as well as traditional Chinese music and dance performances.

Place: Chinese Cultural Center, 5377 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341
Date: February 9-10, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $5 per ticket. ($2 of which is returned to you as a voucher that can be used to buy food at the Festival). See site for more info.

TET Lunar New Year of Dragon Festival by VAC-GA

The Vietnamese Association of Greater Atlanta is again hosting TET New Year Festival. There will be many traditional activities including food, entertainments, contest, award ceremony and children activities. For more information call (770) 256-1038

Place: Grand Ballroom, Live Oak Plaza, 6100 Live Oak Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30093
Date: February 17, 2013
Time: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Cost: $5 per ticket. Children under 36 inches are free and women in traditional long Vietnames dress are free.

Chinese New Year 2013 @ Imagine It! Children Museum of Atlanta

Chinese New Year’s Eve is a day where Chinese families gather for their annual reunion dinner, known as “Eve of the Passing Year”. Join the Imaginators in celebrating this colorful holiday by creating a Year of the Snake decoration.

Place: Imagine It! Children Museum
Date: February 10, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: Free with general admission, free for members. See site for more info.

Chinese New Year Family NightCrawlers @ Zoo Atlanta

Ring in the Year of the Snake with an Asian-themed nocturnal adventure. Make your New Year’s resolution all about snakes! Meet some slithery ambassadors up-close-and-personal to learn what snake species live in Georgia, the difference between poison and venom, and a snake’s role in the ecosystem through interactive activities. Wake up to a continental breakfast and an exclusive tour of the Zoo. See site to book online.

Place: Zoo Atlanta
Date: January 25, 2013 (Sat)
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Member: $52; Non-member: $65

Chinese New Year Celebration Concert @ GSU

Bent Frequency will present a Chinese New (Y)Ear concert featuring the music of award-winning Chinese-American composer Lei Liang on Saturday, February 9th at the Kopleff Recital Hall at Georgia State University.  Liang has received critical acclaim for his visionary works that fuse aspects of traditional Chinese with the sound world and aesthetic of a 21st Century musical language.  This concert will feature his compositions and traditional music for the pipa. 

Place: Kopleff Recital Hall at Georgia State University, 10 Peachtree Center Avenue , Atlanta, GA 30303
Date: February 9, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cost: FREE. Click here to reserve your ticket.

Chinese New Year Celebration Concert @ Emory University

This concert features the Vega String Quartet, Emory University’s string quartet in residence, as they bring an exotic spin to a traditional Chinese New Year concert. They will celebrate the start of the year of the Snack by performing Chinese folk songs as well as incorporating native Chinese instruments into the concert. This unique cultural and artistic experience is sure to brighten the start of the New Year.

Place: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
Date: February 10, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE. No ticket required. See site for more info.

Banquet & Dinner:


FCC Atlanta Chinese New Year Party @ Happy Valley Restaurant

Come enjoy a wonderful Chinese dinner, shopping, raffle, our third annual Kid’s Talent Show and our finale—The Lion Dance with Families with Children from China.

Place: The Happy Valley Restaurant, 5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross GA 30093
Date: February 16, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost:  Adults:  $23.00, Children 12 & under: $17.00, Kids 3 & under: $7.00

Note: Must purchase ticket by February 9th, 2013. There is no ticket at the door. See site for more info.

NACA Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet

The National Association of Chinese-Americans (NACA) invites you to a Fundraising Banquet celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of 4711, The Year of Snack. For more detail call (770) 936- 9030 and check their page here.

Place: Canton House Resturant, 4825 Buford Hwy, Chamblee, GA
Date: February 2, 2013
Time: Reception: 5:30p.m, Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Current Member:$40/Person; Non-Member:$80/Person. RSVP by January 25, 2013

Chinese New Year Cultural Dinner hosted by Chinese Southern Belle

Join mother-daughter duo, Natalie and Margaret Keng, your cultural hosts, to taste and explore Asia’s most important holiday through a mouth-watering, mega-course dinner of hand-selected, authentic traditional Chinese New Year dishes, fascinating food history, cultural trivia, calligraphy, fun audience participation and prizes.

Place: Canton House Resturant, 4825 Buford Hwy, Chamblee, GA
Date: February 8, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $45/person or $80/couple. Purchase tickets here.

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2013 @ Doc Chey’s Restaurants

Chinese New Year Parties: The first 333 dine-in guests at each location get a lucky fortune cookie with a prize hidden inside. Every cookie is a winner! Win free food, gift cards, T-shirts & more. Rishi Tea specials.


  • Wed, Feb. 13, 2013 at N. Highland
  • Wed, Feb. 20, 2013 at Emory & Grant Park

Pour a Cup of Good Karma: Nourish your body with a steamy pot of Organic Fair Trade Rishi Tea & we’ll nourish the community by donating $1 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank! Check out Doc’s Tea Bar Menu. Featured during the 15 days of Chinese New Year

Dates: Feb. 10 – Feb. 24

Place: Doc Chey’s Noodle House – Morningside, Emory Village, Grant Park
Date: Varied
Time: Check site for hour.
Cost: Varied