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Celebrating Chinese New Year Along The Mag Mile!

The Year of the Pig is here! Join in on the festivities along The Magnificent Mile and usher in the Lunar New Year.

This Chinese New Year, downtown Chicago is celebrating with vibrant displays of cultural expression, including customary music, bold costumes, enchanting storytelling, and of course, delicious food!

And the celebration doesn't end there! Take advantage of a number of special offers and things to do  at retailers and restaurants along Michigan Avenue throughout the month of February.


  • Big Bowl

    Big Bowl is Rolling Out a Special Chinese New Year Menu

    Ring in the Chinese New Year at Big Bowl with a delicious Chinese New Year Menu available through February 7. Featured items include Blood Orange Ginger Ale, Red Braised Pork Shank, Crispy Cantonese Cod, and much more!

    Click Here to see full menu

    Big Bowl Chinese and Thai
     60 East Ohio, (312) 951-1888

  • The Peninsula Chicago

    Chinese New Year at the Peninsula Chicago

    Celebrate the Year of the Pig with a special menu at Shanghai Terrace and a themed Afternoon Tea in The Lobby.

    Chinese New Year Dinner on the Shanghai Terrace

    • Experience Chef Elmo Han's authentic Cantonese menu complete with a Shanghai Terrace Dim Sum Trio, Australian Red Abalone, Five Spices Duck and XO Beef Tenderloin. This exquisite prix fixe menu is available from February 1 through February 8. 
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    Year of the Pig Afternoon Tea

    • Served in the heart of the hotel, The Lobby, Afternoon Tea has become a local favourite and a beloved attraction for visitors since the hotel opened. While the menu changes seasonally, guests will always find a delightful selection of traditional scones, tea sandwiches and desserts to share and enjoy.
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    The Peninsula Chicago
    108 East Superior Street, (312) 337-2888

  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate

    Ghirardelli Lunar New Year Product

    Celebrate this Lunar New Year by giving your loved one’s something indulgent and beautiful. Our NEW Year of the Pig gifts make giving and receiving luck effortless. 

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    Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate
    400 N. Michigan Avenue, (888) 402-6262


  • Navy Pier

    Global Connections: Chinese New Year
    February 16, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Visit Navy Pier for an afternoon celebration of Chinese New Year in the Aon Grand Ballroom, featuring live dance, music, and other performances, plus traditional food, crafts and more!


    • Eight Tones Chinese Instrument Ensemble
    • Cheng Da Drum Team

    Dance Performances

    • Chicago Chinese cultural Center Lion Dancers
    • Flying Fairies Dance Troupe

    Martial Arts Performances

    • Bei Dou Kung Fu
    • Zhong Hua Kung Fu

    Click here to learn more

    Navy Pier
    600 East Grand Avenue, (312) 595-7437


  • Apple Store

    Music Lab: Playing Chinese Instruments with Yang Wei
    February 9th, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    With Apple on Michigan Avenue serving as the backdrop, Yang Wei will play the pipa, otherwise known as the Chinese lute, while the audience will get a tutorial on how to play the instrument using GarageBand on the iPad to play the digital version.
    The Sound-of-Wishes ensemble will later perform on a guzheng, a 21-stringed zither, as calligrapher Yijun Hu draws to the music using iPad and Apple Pencil.

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    401 N Michigan Avenue, (312) 529-9500

  • 360 CHICAGO

    Celebrate Chinese New Year at 360 CHICAGO

    Enjoy spectacular sky high views and stunning scenes from the frosty lake shore at 360 CHICAGO!
    In celebration of Chinese New Year, 360 CHICAGO is offering a free ticket for their one of a kind attraction, TILT. Download the coupon and enjoy Chicago's greatest thrill ride.

    Click Here for free TILT coupon.

    360 CHICAGO
    875 N Michigan Avenue, (888) 875-8439


  • Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute

    Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner
    February 9 & 16, 3:00 PM

    The Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute presents to you the 15th Annual Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner, one of the most recognized traditions of the Chicago Chinese New Year celebration.
    Some of our favorites events are making the return including storytelling, LION DANCE, dumpling making, and traditional Chinese meals!


    Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute
    2140 S Archer Avenue, (312) 842-1988


  • Conrad Chicago Hotel

    Conrad Chicago Celebrates Lunar New Year

    In honor of one of Chicago’s most anticipated annual celebrations, the Conrad Chicago is offering a Lunar New Year package with complimentary daily parking, 18% off at the hotel’s restaurant, Baptiste & Bottle, and a red envelop with a special gift upon arrival. Stay between January 30th – February 28th to book the Lunar New Year package. 

    For reservation, call 312.667.6700 or book online at conradchicago.com and reference booking code P1

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    Conrad Chicago Hotel
    101 East Erie Street, (312) 667-6700

  • Claridge House

    Claridge House Wishes You a Happy Chinese New Year

    Special room rates starting at $69 from 2/3/2019-2/16/2019. This limited time offer guarantees 12 PM early check-in and 2 PM late check-out. Tea service included with rate.

    Use code NewYear2019 to take advantage of this special offer!

    Book Now

    Claridge House
    1244 N. Dearborn Parkway, (312) 787-4980

  • The Langham

    Langham Chinese New Year Special

    Book a relaxing stay and usher in the festivities at Langham. This Chinese New Year, enjoy 10% off our Best Available Rate and additional 10% savings in all food and beverage outlets for a stay of two nights or more in our lavish rooms and suites.

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    The Langham, Chicago
    330 North Wabash Avenue, (312) 923-9988


  • The Shops at North Bridge

    The Shops at North Bridge's Lunar New Year Celebration

    In addition to great deals available at participating retailers from now through February 17, stop by The Shops at North Bridge's concierge services desk located on the first floor near Nordstrom for a celebratory red envelope containing exclusive retailer offers.

    The Shops at North Bridge
    520 N. Michigan Avenue, (312) 327-2300

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