Chinese New Year in Los Angeles Calendar, Events & Parties [2021 Guide]

Known in China as Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese lunar calendar.

Chinese New Year Calendar

Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday and celebration in Chinese culture. Marking the beginning of Spring season and lasting two weeks long, Chinese New Year is accompanied by a plethora of observances, from honoring ancestors, to large reunion dinners, to lantern hanging, to mooncake eating. It is customary for those celebrating the holiday to thoroughly clean their home (to eradicate any ill-fortune) and to pass along as much good fortune and prosperity as possible. This is often exemplified by the commonly-seen red paper bags, filled with money and given to the children of each family. Other common traditions include dumping-making and eating, lighting firecrackers, and the famous Dragon-dances in the streets.

While alcohol and partying has not been customary in past years, lately in Los Angeles there has been a surge in revelry to celebrate this monumental holiday, mostly by Chinese-American and Asian-American citizens. Chinese New Year is a festive time of the year and happens early in each calendar year, giving reason to be thankful and communal, no matter your ethnicity, background, socioeconomic status, or political views. Everyone gets together, acts like family, and eats some damn good Chinese food!

FAQ about Chinese New Year in Los Angeles

Looking for information about events during Chinese New Year? No problem, we compiled the most frequently asked questions about it right here:

When does Chinese New Year start and end?

Chinese New Year is between Friday, February 12 2021 and Friday, February 26 2021.

We automatically add new events as they are announced.

Where are the top places to go to?

During Chinese New Year, these are the top 5 places to go: Apt. 503, Belasco, Delilah, Globe Theatre, Harriet's.

Venues Open During Chinese New Year

All Upcoming Chinese New Year Events

Fri Feb 12 · 8 pm
The Novo
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Fri Feb 12 · 10 pm
Apt. 503
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Fri Feb 12 · 11 pm
Delilah
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Fri Feb 12 · 11 pm
The Nice Guy
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Sat Feb 13 · 12 pm
Harriet's
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Sat Feb 13 · 10 pm
Apt. 503
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Sat Feb 13 · 11 pm
Delilah
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Sun Feb 14 · 12 pm
Harriet's
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Sun Feb 14 · 9 pm
Globe Theatre
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Sun Feb 14 · 11 pm
Delilah
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Sun Feb 14 · 11 pm
The Nice Guy
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Mon Feb 15 · 11 pm
The Nice Guy
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There are many other events available during Chinese New Year!

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Top CNY Events

Sunday, Feb 14 · 9 pm
Endless Night: Los Angeles Vampire Ball 2021
Globe Theatre
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Saturday, Feb 13 · 11 pm
Delilah Saturdays
Delilah
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Friday, Feb 12 · 11 pm
Nice Guy Fridays
The Nice Guy
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Thursday, Feb 25 · 8 pm
Marian Hill
Troubadour
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Friday, Feb 19 · 9 pm
Boombox Cartel
Shrine
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Friday, Feb 12 · 10 pm
Uptown Fridays
Apt. 503
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Saturday, Feb 13 · 10 pm
Full House Saturdays
Apt. 503
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Friday, Feb 26 · 11 pm
Nice Guy Fridays
The Nice Guy
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Sunday, Feb 14 · 11 pm
Nice Guy Sundays
The Nice Guy
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Friday, Feb 12 · 11 pm
Delilah Fridays
Delilah
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