Throw on a pair of party pants, it’s time to celebrate! As so many of you already know, Tuesday, February 1st is the Lunar New Year in Calgary and around the world with the tiger as this 2022’s commemorative animal. Sadly, while any other year would be recognized on a scale of epic proportions, this time around will be far less public than those passed. Due to COVID, much of the community has chosen to cancel its larger events – BUT that doesn’t mean that the city will completely do without.

Like so many holidays, this one will be reimagined, with smaller celebrations sprinkled across restaurants and social media platforms for the public to enjoy.

Here are just a few happening in YYC and online throughout the week. 

ART AND ENTERTAINMENT

CALGARY LANTERN DISPLAY

This Tuesday, in celebration of the Lunar New Year, Calgary’s Chinese Cultural Centre will light the night with a series of bright lanterns depicting all 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac. These lights will be visible outside of the lively facility until 8 pm, weather depending tomorrow, Tuesday the 1st.

Where: 197 1 St SW, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

 

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CHECK OUT THE FILMS & SHOWS RECOGNIZED BY NETFLIX’S “LUNAR NEW YEAR SELECTION”

While Netflix’s Lunar New year Selection will not be posted in Canada, many of the films and TV shows showcased such as The Falls and Ip Man are still listed and watchable here in the North! This week, pop some corn and celebrate the best in drama, romance and comedy right from your couch.

FOOD AND DRINK

REGENCY PALACE DINNER SPECIAL 

Hungry? This Tuesday, celebrate the holiday with a mouth full at Regency Palace. From dumplings to dim sum, Calgary’s Regency Palace will be offering a 10 person meal deal with all of your faves – but don’t hesitate! You won’t want to miss out.

When: Tuesday, February 1st

Where: 335 – 328 Centre Street South Calgary

SILVER DRAGON – LUNAR MENU

 

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From now until February 20th, order off of Silver Dragon’s New Year’s menu and save! Serving prawns and Peking duck, this YYC fave will be offering a selection of tasty eats all in celebration of the year of the Tiger.

When: Until February 20th
Where: 106 3 Ave SE, Calgary

TRUEDAN RED POCKET EVENT

Bubble tea fans, start your engines. This year between February 1st and the 6th, customers who check out any Truedan location will be eligible to win one of 5 prizes through their Red Pocket event. All you have to do is pop by and choose an envelope – no purchase necessary. Inside you’ll find a free drink, or a coupon for a tasty sip while supplies last! Each location will only have 200 envelopes though, so hurry hard! You won’t’ want to miss it!

When: February 1st – 6th
Where: See locations here

There you have it, friends. Just a few places where you can celebrate the Lunar New Year in Calgary. Enjoy and be safe!