Celebrating Lunar New Year Cincinnati 2024!

Asianati Staff

Feb 05, 2024

Lunar New Year (LNY) collectively refers to many of the East and South East Asian celebrations of the New Year that follow the Lunar Calendar. Like other Lunar Calendar-based holidays, the dates shift on the Gregorian Calendar but usually fall in late-January or early-February. This is the Year of the Dragon, which holds special significance as dragons are associated with strength, good fortune, and wisdom in Asian culture.

Families and friends gather for reunion dinners and exchange gifts. Red decorations symbolizing good luck and prosperity are commonly seen, and people often wear traditional clothing.
Each East / South East Asian country adds its unique cultural touch to the celebrations, making Lunar New Year a fun and memorable occasion throughout the region.

This year, we are listing all the Lunar New Year celebrations we know that are held in Greater Cincinnati (including our very own Lunar New Year collaboration event at Gatherall), which include family friendly events with performances, galas, late night parties, and restaurant specials. Check out these amazing opportunities to learn more about the cultural celebration!

Cultural Events and Parties

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Lunar New Year Presented by Asianati and Gatherall
February 10th l 11:30am - 6pm
Gatherall at Factory 52

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with us! Join us for an exciting Lunar New Year celebration brought to you by Asianati and Gatherall and visit food vendors and receive special red envelopes filled with exciting prizes, with your food or drink purchase! Includes Lion Dance performance (2pm), Dumpling cooking demonstration (4pm - 5pm), Lunar New Year story telling (1pm - 2pm), and all-ages activity stations!

Lunar New Year Bash
February 10th l 12:00pm - 2:30pm
International Fellowship of Glory Baptist Church

Featuring H2O band and Nepalese and Korean music groups, delicious Aisan food, games and fun!

Tết Nguyên Đán 2024
February 10th l Mass begins 6pm, Show begins 8pm
Our Lady of Lavang Vietnamese Catholic Church, 314 Township Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45216

Vietnamese music, Áo dài fashion show, food & drinks, traditional and modern dances.

Chinese New Year Celebration by 1st National Bank
February 10th l 5pm - 9pm
Bel-Wood Country Club, 5873 Ludlum Rd, Morrow, OH 45152

Join us in welcoming the Year of the Dragon with a night of festivities, food, and fun!

Lunar on Fourth: Cozy at Love / Rush House at BB.Q Chicken
February 10th l Doors open 7pm at BB. Q Chicken, 9:30pm at Love
RRISE, BB.Q Chicken / Love on Fourth

Music with featured DJs, food, and drink specials to welcome the Year of the Dragon!

Dead of Winter Lunar New Year featuring Fairbanks 142
February 10th l 6pm - 11pm
The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Fairbanks 142! You can purchase single tickets or a whole table. Doors and kitchen open at 6:00.

Lunar New Year Celebration by Adopteen Cincinnati Chapter
February 23th l 6pm - 8pm
Orienal Wok Hyde Park, 2444 Madison Rd # 104, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Adoptees of all ages and backgrounds are invited to attend this event celebrating Lunar New Year! Please email to register and share this event with friends.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Liberty Center
February 24th l 2pm - 5pm
Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069

Please join the Cincinnati Asian communities to celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 and welcome the year of Dragon. Get ready for a day filled with vibrant colors, mesmerizing performances, and fun kids activities in Liberty Center.

Lunar New Year Gala by M3C
February 24th l 5pm - 8pm
Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, 1000 Broadway Cincinnati, OH 45202

Celebrate the most important holiday in Asian culture together.

Oriental Wok's Lunar New Year Celebration
February 26th l 6pm - 9pm
Oriental Wok Fort Mitchell, 317 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY

Embark on a culinary journey with a 10-course feast featuring authentic lucky New Year delicacies and live performances of traditional Lion Dances, Chinese Dancers, enchanting Musical Performers, and a Festive Firecracker display! Reserve today for a unique cultural celebration filled with friends, food, and fun!

Restaurant and Food Specials

Cafe Mochiko
The award winning Cafe Mochiko is rolling out New Year's goodies at the bakery in honor of Lunar New Year! They randomly include a few red envelopes into the pastry boxes that include gift cards with $5, $10, and $20 values! The special menu goes on this weekend only!

Available Feb 10 & 11
1524 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45206
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Citrus and Sago
Chef Paul Liew is offering his 6-course Lunar New Year special, with seating for a table of 5 or 6. They are taking reservations over two weekends in February. You can also add prosperity salad packages to supplement your meal. Also available for take-out or dine-in: 8-treasure noodles with braised pork, goji berries, shiitake mushrooms, red dates, chestnuts, fatt choy moss, dried oysters, and dried shrimp.

Available Seating February 9-10 and February 16-17, either 5 PM or 7:30 PM, or while supplies last
1004 Delta Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208
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Hawkers Alley
Owners from Hawker Alley are offering a special Lunar New Year’s Day dinner with traditional dishes that will bring you prosperity and good health in the new year. Reserve your dinner today with your family and friends for two or more people.

Available Feb 10
28 West Court St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Great Tang
Great Tang in West Chester is offering three Lunar New Year specials with a 6, 8, or 11 course meal for a limited time. Great for large parties and gatherings to celebrate the New Year!

Available Feb 8 - 18
7340 Kingsgate Way, West Chester Township, OH, 45069
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Kanji OTR
Thirsty from all the celebrations? Check out Kanji OTR's LNY drink special Fortune Cookie Martini (Vanilla Vodka, Caramel, and Cream with a Fortune Cookie Garnish)

Available Friday Feb 9- Sunday, Feb 11 while supplies last!
1739 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202

Come celebrate Lunar New Year with Lalo this Feb 9th & 10th weekend. Have a taste of their traditional celebration dinner and welcome the year of the Dragon!

Available Feb 9 - 10
26 W Court St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
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Queen's Bakery / Qlicious Bubble Tea & Pastries
For their LNY special, the bakery is offering a Lunar New Year Red Box 4” cake in three different flavors: 1) Mango Passionfruit Cream Cake, 2) Oreo Cream Cake, and 3) Sweet cheese cream filling Cake. Cakes are available at both locations so don’t miss out!!

Available during February
Qlicious: 1505 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Queen's Bakery: 4770 Fields Ertel Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45249
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Stone Bowl Korean & Japanese
To celebrate the Lunar New Year with a blast, Stone Bowl Korean & Japanese is offering 10% off their Crunchy Dumplings and Stone Bowl Bibimbap. Ask for the deal when you order apply the discount online!

Available Feb 5 - 29
3355 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45209
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Tea n Bowl Asian Food and Bubble Tea
Tea n Bowl is offering a full line-up of their Lunar New Year menu that includes items like Four Season Platter, Roast Duck, and Crispy Whole Chicken. After a full meal finish off with their special New Year cookies.

Available while supplies last
211 W McMillan Street , Cincinnati, OH, 45219
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Yee Mama
Celebrate the Year of Dragon with Yee Mama's Celebration Kit that includes a bottle of Yee mama signature sauce, 24 count handmade wontons, 6 count shrimp & pork siu mai, and garnishing herbs. Also available during the Asianati LNY event at Gatherall!

Available Feb 1 - 14
1719 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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