Happy Chinese New Year!

It is time to visit Chicago’s Chinatown to celebrate the 2012 Lunar New Year, the Year of the DRAGON 4710, with a parade that will include marching bands, floats, lions teams, a mystical dragon, and Miss Friendship Ambassador. This year’s parade also kicks off celebrations of the Chinatown Centennial 1912-2012.

Dates:

Jan 29, 2012

Hours:

Parade steps off at 1 pm, other activities start at 11:30 a.m.

Location:

Chinatown

24th St. & Wentworth Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

Admission:

FREE

Website:

For additional information please visit www.chicagochinatown.org

Public Transportation:

For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com 

Learn more about Chinese culture in Chicago:

Check out Chicago Chinese Cultural InstituteThey have events from showing you how to cook a Chinese New Year Family Dinner, to The Chopstick Dining Club, and even Chinese Kite Making and Paper-cutting Workshops.The following websites also offer Chinatown group tours:

Chinatown Tour Chicago

Chicago Food Planet

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