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Boston Chinese New Year Celebrations and Kids Activities

Chinese New Year Celebrations - celebrate the Year of the Rat in and around Boston with this fun list of events and activities. Enjoy lion dances, arts & crafts, performances, and festivals, traditional food and more.

Festival of Illumination at Southwick's ZooMendon, $$
Thu, September 9, 2021  -  Sun, January 2, 2022   
Travel the globe through the incredible artistry of handcrafted Chinese Lanterns and immerse yourself in the magical world of imagination and illumination.
Shen Yun 2021Boston, $$$$
Sat, November 13, 2021  -  Sun, November 14, 2021   
Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by more than a dozen dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience.
Shen Yun at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Sat, April 2, 2022  -  Sun, April 10, 2022   
A global sensation returns! Shen Yun is back with a brand-new production. Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance.
Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival 2022Brookline, $
Wed, May 18, 2022  -  Wed, May 18, 2022   
Join us for spring festival celebrating Japanese culture! This is a family-friendly community event with taiko drums, music, dance, story-telling, crafts, Japanese food, games and more!

More Boston Chinese New Year Celebrations and Kids Activities

You can find lots more family-friendly Boston events each week on the BostonCentral calendar and our popular things to do this week newsletter.