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Upcoming Events By The Community During Lunar New Year 2023

We are so thrilled to share some of the upcoming events that are held in Calgary during the Lunar New Year this year! Be sure to show your support and check them out! Make sure to give us a tag too @CalgaryChinatown on Facebook or Instagram so we can reshare your stories!


Heritage Park – We were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown

Jan 14 - Apr 30

Gasoline Alley Museum welcomes a new exhibit from Jan. 14 - April 30, 2023; We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown! Bring your family and come learn about Chinese history on the prairies through art and imagination, discover fictional stories written by members of the Chinese community and explore two iterations of Chinatown in Calgary.


Heritage Park is honored to partner with Lougheed House, the original creators of the exhibit, and host the Chinatown exhibit to tell the diverse stories of the Chinese community in early Western Canadian history.


Click here to learn more and puchase your tickets.


Glenbow Museum and Chinese Cultural Centre- Connecting with the Community. A glimpse of Chinese Belongings

Jan 22 - Feb 26 | 10 am - 5 pm

Click here to learn more and puchase your tickets.


University of Calgary - Stories From The Field

Jan 25 | 12pm - 12.45pm

Digging into the gardens : Achaeological studies at the Chinese Market Garden Interpretive Project-Inglewood Bird Sanctuary January 25 12pm - 12:45pm

University of Calgary Earth Sciences 703 or via Zoom


Lion Dance in Calgary Chinatown

Jan 28 (Saturday), 2023 in Calgary Chinatown

We will start oustide Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre at 2nd Ave and head towards Far East mall, back to 3rd Ave and end the lion dance at Dragon City Mall from 11 am - 2 pm.


Let us know you are joining us on our Facebook event page here. Don’t forget to tag us when you spot the lion dance and we can feature you on our social!

Stay up to date on live updates on our social channels on Instagram and Facebook.


Keep your eyes peeled fror our CISS 2023 ice sculpture showcase along the way!


Click here for more details


Calgary Ice Scuplture Showcase

UPDATED AS OF JAN 14

New tentative date : January 28, 2023 - February 11, 2023

Ushering the year of the Rabbit in our annual Calgary Ice Sculpture Showcase!⁠

In 2018, the Chinatown Business Improvement Area had a dream to light up Chinatown with Ice-Sculptures and carvings during the Lunar New Year to celebrate what this unique community is all about.⁠

Join us sometime this January 30 to early February (the date will be confirmed closer as the display of the sculptures a dependent on the weather forecast) during Lunar New Year as we work with local artists to present to you 5 life-size ice sculptures!⁠

𝑨𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑪.𝑰.𝑺.𝑺.⁠

This 5th edition falls on the Chinese Zodiac - 'Year of the Rabbit' - with the display of five (5) life-size ice sculptures with unique designs⁠

Stay tuned for more details to come!⁠

*information is subject to change and weather permitted.⁠


Click here for more details.


Click here for designs of our 2023 Ice Sculptures you can print out for the kids to get creative and entertained during Chinese New Year visits! ⁠


Chinook Blast Asian Market

Feb 3 (Fri) : 5pm - 9pm Feb 4 (Sat): 2pm - 8pm Feb 5 (Sun) 10am- 3 pm City hall Atrium, 800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E6


Click here for more details


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