The Year of the Rooster starts next weekend with the new lunar year. If you’re looking for where you want to celebrate Chinese New Year in San Antonio, we have you covered. With cultural festivals and events, you can have a great Chinese New Year in 2017.
Chinese Society of San Antonio
Where: 3233 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78213
When: January 28th, 5 p.m.
What: Ring in the Year of the Rooster with style and class with the Chinese Society of San Antonio. There will be a sit-down dinner and entertainment all night long. Some of the performances will include folk songs and dancing, Tai Chi, martial arts, traditional Chinese music and games. As part of the gala, there will be ballroom dancing, family portraits, and door prizes. This is a formal event, so be sure to dress the part in a coat and tie for men and cocktail dress or Chinese dress for women.
Institute of Texan Cultures
Where: 801 East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard San Antonio, Texas 78205
When: February 4th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What: This San Antonio Chinese New Year celebration has extended to include all Asian cultures. The festival will have crafts, fashion, cultural performances, and plenty of delicious food. Fifteen vendors will be in attendance with Asian-American food, including Japanese, Thai, Filipino, Laotian, and Korean. In addition, there will be three stages with traditional Asian dance and music performances, cooking demonstrations, henna tattoos, and palm readings.
Where: 1014 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, Texas 78210
When: Any day
What: You can find an interesting variety of traditional and innovative Asian food at this San Antonio restaurant. Try the lemon pepper curry wings, duck fat fried rice, phat se ew, tikka masala tacos, and the Hot Joy rice bowl. You are sure to experience a lot of flavor as you enjoy celebrating the new year in a relaxed environment.
University of Incarnate World
Where: 4301 Broadway Street, San Antonio, Texas 78209
When: February 16th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: $20 donation
What: Participate in a mix of traditional and modern culture with the Chinese New Year Lantern Festival presented by the Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce. At this festival you can see performances including throat singing, acrobatics, horsehead instrumental music, and, of course, the lighting of the lanterns. There’s no way you will be bored with everything happening around you.
Sur la Table
Where: Shops at La Cantera, 15900 La Cantera Parkway, #19120, San Antonio, Texas 78256
When: January 28th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
What: Take your significant other on a unique Chinese New Year date with a cooking class at Sur la Table. An instructor will walk you through cooking a traditional Chinese New Year dinner, including pork and ginger dumplings, noodles with baby bok choy, Sichuan shrimp, and Chinese long beans with chile and garlic. You’ll learn how to fill, fold, and steam the dumplings as well as the secret to making delicious Chinese seasonings and sauces. After this class you’ll feel confident making it at home for all your loved ones next Chinese New Year.
Don’t worry about where to celebrate Chinese New Year in San Antonio for the Year of the Rooster. There are plenty of restaurants, festivals, and activities that you and your family are sure to love. Happy new year!