10 | Lunar New Year at Asia Society Texas 




FREE, RSVP required


1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004

Lunar New Year at Asia Society Texas DETAILS

From the organizer:

2024 is the Year of the Dragon — a mighty symbol of power, nobility, and success that also represents honor, courage, and tenacity. Join Asia Society Texas in welcoming the Year of the Dragon with performances, art and craft activities, a Dragon Quest, and food inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia!

Dance to the beat of traditional lion dancers as they perform outside on our festival lawn. Inside, travel across Asia in our Dragon Quest, enjoy traditional and contemporary Chinese music and dance performances, and create your own Lunar New Year-inspired crafts!

This event is FREE and open to the public; registration is required and will be enforced for timed building entry at 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 1:30–4 p.m. Food and drink will be available for sale. Music and dance performances by Huaxing Arts Group Houston are ticketed ($10; 35% off for members).

All-Ages Activities

The below activities take place indoors 10–11 a.m. (for Asia Society members only) and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (for general public).

Chinese Calligraphy
Explore traditional writing styles and receive your name or a simple phrase in Chinese characters.
Presented by Huaxing Arts Group Houston

Dragon Puppet-Making
In celebration of the Year of the Dragon, create a dragon puppet to take home!
Presented by Asia Society Texas interns

Photo Booth
Take a festive photo with costumed Peking Opera performers.
Presented by Huaxing Arts Group Houston

Lunar New Year Dragon Quest
Learn about Lunar New Year traditions across China, Vietnam, South Korea, and the Philippines through activities and demonstrations presented by community organizations. Earn a prize once you’ve completed the quest!

Free Festival Performances and Demonstrations

Lion Dance | 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy an energetic lion dance performance outdoors on our festival lawn.
12:30 p.m. performance presented by Shaolin Kung Fu Academy in Houston
2:30 p.m. performance presented by Soaring Phoenix Dragon and Lion Dance Association

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