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Celebrate Chinese New Year in Honolulu

December 9th, 2019 Attractions & Events
Celebrate Chinese New Year in Honolulu

If you find yourself in Oahu this Chinese New Year, you’re in luck! Honolulu’s Chinatown is one of the oldest in the nation. Every year, the neighborhood’s Chinatown Cultural Center hosts an event celebrating the new lunar year that includes lion and dragon dances, fireworks, food, craft booths, and more.

The Chinese New Year lands on Jan. 25 in 2020 and will be celebrated from mid-January to early February. It’s the Year of the Rat!


This year’s celebrations will be held at the Chinatown Cultural Center at 100 N. Beretania St., Honolulu. The two-day affair will include live music, martial arts demos, cultural education, and more. The festivities will be Friday, Jan. 17 from 5pm to 10pm and Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10am to 10pm.

Make sure to wear red clothes for good fortune and bring along cash to enjoy the awesome vendors that set up every year! You can also support local businesses in Chinatown by checking out these local restaurants and Chinese bakeries, which are expected to be in full-swing for the festivities.

The Chinese Cultural Center is located at Chinatown is just 5 miles from Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. To avoid traffic and parking issues, guests can opt for a taxi ride from the hotel or public transportation using The Bus. Take the #20 (Airport-AZ Memorial-Stadium-Pearlridge) from Kuhio and Paoakalani avenues up to Iwilei Road and Sumner Street, and you’re just a three-minute walk from all the action. See map.


If you haven’t yet booked your hotel stay, consider Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, centrally-located to all the activity in Waikiki. With sweeping views of Kuhio Beach, it’s just walking distance from major shopping centers and offers excellent onsite amenities. 


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