This year, the Lunar New Year – otherwise known as Chinese New Year – lands on Sunday, January 22nd. Celebrations for the annual event often last for up to two weeks, starting ahead of the special day. For the next couple weeks, there are a variety of fabulous celebrations you can attend here in Houston.
POST HTX, Houston’s premier entertainment venue and cultural hub is ushering in the Year of the Rabbit on January 15 with a day full of Lunar New Year festivities. Hosted by the Ho Family of HBO’s House of Ho, the festivities include a carnivalesque Asian pop-up market, lion dancing, food vendors, and more – all capped with a grand Lunar New Year party in the X Atrium.
“On Jan 15, POST is celebrating the Lunar New Year which welcomes the Year of the Rabbit (Year of the Cat in the Vietnamese Zodiac),” POST HTX wrote in an Instagram post.
“The celebration, which brings back Lunar New Year festivities to downtown, is hosted by the Ho Family of the @houseofho on HBO Max and powered by the sustainable electricity provider Rhythm Energy. @gotrhythmhq”.
The events kick off at noon on Sunday, January 15, with an Asian pop-up market at its North Docks. Lasting until 11 pm that night, the carnivalesque market is set to feature traditional LNY foods as well as arts, crafts, games, and other cultural activities.
POST HTX will also host two Lion Dance performances by Soaring Phoenix, both taking place at POST Market at 3 pm and later, 7 pm.
From 9 pm to 2 am, the event will be capped off with a Lunar New Year Party. Located in the X Atrium, the 21+ event will feature live DJs, Lunar New Year Activations, multiple bars, digital art installations, and more!
Visitors can RSVP through the POST website.