Chinese New Year celebrations continue into this weekend!

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Disney Chinese New Year ©The Walt Disney Company

Chinese New Year at Disney World ©The Walt Disney Company

Florida Vacation Guide to Chinese New Year celebrations!

On Jan. 23, the Year of the Dragon started with dragon dances and traditional dishes. If you missed out on Chinese New Year celebrations, there are still festivities continuing into this weekend. Since the Dragon only ventures around every twelve years, we’ve got a few suggestions:

South Florida Museum

On January 27, the South Florida Museum celebrates Chinese art, textiles, music and traditions in one evening. Watch the acrobatics and grandeur of the Red Dragon Dance or sample a selection of authentic cuisine from Pei Wei Asian Diner. There are enough activities to choose from that the whole family can enjoy this evening.

Walt Disney World

Make sure to visit the Chinese Pavilion in Epcot centre, and if you’re at Downtown Disney Marketplace head to the LEGO Imagination Center and look across at Village Lake where you’ll see the 30-foot long sea serpent. The LEGO dragon is Walt Disney World’s way of saying Happy New Year!

Miami

The Fontainebleau Hotel’s Hakkasan still has special menu dishes till this Sunday 29th. Head down to Miami Beach for   Braised Abalone with Seafood in Pumpkin Lotus Bowl, Gai-lan Vegetables and Chinese Long Life Crispy Noodles or Drunken Prawn Fire in Clay Pot, Crispy Fried Nut Chicken. The menu is pricey but in consulting the Chinese zodiac, dragons are known to do things in grandeous style! Reservations are recommended.

Tell us…

Do you have any plans for celebrating the Chinese New Year?