February 13th, 2018
Did you know Philadelphia has a thriving Chinatown neighborhood not too far from Edgewater?
Home of the Trocadero and the city’s best spots for noodles, sushi, and pho, it’s less than a 30-minute walk or 10-minute drive from your apartment. Chinese New Year is on February 16th and we can’t think of a better place to celebrate. Here’s a quick guide to some fun ways to spend the occasion in and around Chinatown.
Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade- Perhaps the most iconic way to celebrate Chinese New Year in Philadelphia is attending the Lion Dance Parade that kicks off on 10th and Race Street. Starting at 11am, this amazing display marches until 2:45, so there’s plenty of chances to see the lion dance. “Lions” will visit various stores and businesses to compete for “lettuce”, the Chinese word for wealth. It’s completely free, so why not check out this classic Chinatown tradition.
Philadelphia Suns Midnight Lion Dance Performance- In celebration of the Year of the Dog, the Philadelphia Suns will be putting on a spectacle for lucky attendees. On February 15th, in the midst of the beloved parade, check out this performance of traditional lion dance. Get there early, standing room tends to fill up for this event.
Traditional Chinese New Year Banquet at Suga- Indulge in some traditional Chinese cuisine in celebration of the New Year. Located in Rittenhouse Square, only blocks from Edgewater, Suga is offering a fixed price banquet on February 16th and 17th. Starting at 5pm, this meal is just $55 a person. Seven symbolically lucky foods will be served to encourage a year filled with wealth.
Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade
February 15th, 11AM
10th and Spring Street
Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Performance
February 15th, 1PM
10th and Race Street
Traditional Chinese New Year Banquet at Suga
1720 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103