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Chinatown Celebration Events

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Chinese New Year at the Reading Terminal Market


Place: 51 N. 12th Street
Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Description:  PCDC is partnering up with the Reading Terminal Market to kick off the “Year of the Monkey”. The Reading Terminal will be decked out in style with festive decorations, activities, food and fun.  Participating vendors include: Demonstrations by Joseph Poon, Sang Kee, Tea Leaf, Lion Dance by the Philadelphia Suns, etc.

Dilworth Park 


Place: 1404 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Date: Sunday, February 7th, 2016
Time: 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Description: Watch two amazing lion dances featuring the Philadelphia Suns. This will take place in front of City Hall

Midnight Lion Dance Performance

Place: 10th and Race Street
Date: Sunday, February 7th, 2016
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Description: On Chinese New Year’s Eve, the Midnight Parade will be a good way to welcome in the Year of the Monkey. Celebrate with firecrackers and watch the amazing lion dances featuring the Philadelphia Suns. This parade will begin at 10th and Race Streets and continue throughout Chinatown.

The Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade
Place: Starts at 10th and Spring Street
Date: Sunday, February 14th , 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Description: Te festivities will continue throughout Chinatown with firecrackers, martial arts performances, the Philadelphia Suns’ lion dance, and so much more to welcome in the Chinese New Year.

Martial Arts Performance

Place: 10th and Arch Street
Date: Sunday, February 14th, 2016
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Description: The festivities