15 Things to Do to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Toronto & GTA

Scarborough Town Centre Welcomes the Year of the Rat with Crowd-Favourite Eye Dotting Ceremony & Dance Performances!

Credit: Scarborough Town Centre

Celebration of the Year of the Rat this Lunar New Year at various locations in GTA. Join for night markets, eye dotting ceremonies, lantern festivals, dance performances and more!

The rat symbolizes intelligence and flexibility— usher in Year of the Rat with these celebrations in Toronto and the GTA.

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18 Jan

Scarborough Town Centre,300 Borough Drive, Scarborough

January 18, 2020 To January 19, 2020



In celebration of the Year of the Rat this Lunar New Year, Scarborough Town Centre is hosting events Eye Dotting Ceremony & Dance Performances. All shows will ...  »

23 Jan

Woodside Square, 1571 Sandhurst Circle, Toronto

January 23, 2020 To January 26, 2020


Come join us at our 1st CHINESE New Year Marketplace, we will showcase traditional merchandise for preparing Lunar New Year Celebrations, we will have wishing free for ...  »

24 Jan

Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St W, Toronto

January 24, 2020

$42.59 - $79.34

Join us for the Chinese New Year edition of RICE – Asian Comedy Showcase, a special concert film taping live at CBC Glenn Gould Studio. Since its launch ...  »

24 Jan

REBEL, 11 Polson St., Toronto

January 24, 2020

Ladies Dressed in Red, free before Midnight

Join for the Lunar New Year party at Rebel! Lion Dance, Lanterns, Candies, Paper Fans and much more! Who is it for? 19+ HOW MUCH Tickets : Ladies Dressed ...  »

24 Jan

Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E., Toronto

January 24, 2020

$20 - $128

The annual countdown marking the way to usher in the Lunar new year with Canada National TV “Chinese New Year Celebration Gala”, through the live television connects ...  »

25 Jan

Dragon City Mall, 280 Spadina Ave, Toronto

January 25, 2020 To February 9, 2020


In year 2020, the first day of the Lunar New Year will fall on January 25th. To highlight the fifteen-day celebrations and in welcoming the year of the ...  »

25 Jan

CF Markville, Highway 7, Markham

January 25, 2020


While many Canadians have already celebrated the start of a new calendar year and set their intentions and resolutions for 2020, Torontonians are eagerly preparing for new beginnings ...  »

25 Jan

The STEAM Project, Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill

January 25, 2020


The STEAM Project wants to celebrate Chinese New Year with you by hosting a FREE maker event. Build your own mouse vehicle, and enter a challenge to ...  »

26 Jan

CF Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto

January 26, 2020


You’re invited to celebrate the Year of the Rat and welcome the Lunar New Year with us. Marvel at large-scale and eye-catching lantern displays suspended from ...  »

26 Jan

Milliken Mills Library, Kennedy Road, Markham

January 26, 2020


The Carol C Dance Studio will perform three dances to celebrate Lunar New Year. Come and celebrate Lunar New Year with us at the Markham Public Library. ...  »

31 Jan

Burdock Music Hall, 1184 Bloor St W, Toronto

January 31, 2020

$10.00 to $15

Tiger Balme is an angelic lovefest born of self-love, sisterhood, and healing good vibes. This fledgling all-female group offers an alternative sound; resonant vibraphone grounds an ensemble ...  »

01 Feb

Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga

February 1, 2020


2020 LunarFest Presents: A Musical Banquet: A Feast of Sumptuous Classical Music by Chai Found Music Workshop One of the most important Lunar New Year celebrations is having ...  »

02 Feb

Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main Street Unionville, Markham

February 2, 2020


LunarFest invites Markham’s diverse community to celebrate the Lunar New Year like no other! What fortunes await you in the Year of the Rat? With fun ...  »

08 Feb

Bond Academy, 1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto

February 8, 2020


Celebrate the Year of the Rat! Enjoy Lantern-Lighting, Lion Dance, Arts & performances; participate in traditional festival activities; taste Chinese snacks and win a variety of prizes. ...  »

28 Feb

Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto

February 28, 2020


$48.00 & up

Vivaldi to Vienna to Beijing The CCSA Symphony Orchestra returns to the Toronto stage after a spectacular appearance in Beijing, performing at the invitation of the Chinese ...  »


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