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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Global Connections: Chinese New Year

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free public programming, presented by ComEd! Join us in the Aon Grand Ballroom for an afternoon celebration of Chinese New Year, featuring live dance, music, and other performances, plus traditional food, crafts and more!

Usher in the “Year of the Pig” with a traditional Chinese New Year Celebration. Presented in partnership with the Chinese Fine Arts Society, this vibrant display of cultural expression features festive décor, bold costumes, customary music and more. Authentic Chinese cuisine from Furama Restaurant will be available for purchase.

Scheduled Entertainment

Musical Performances

  • Eight Tones Chinese Instrument Ensemble
  • Cheng Da Drum Team

Dance Performances

  • Chicago Chinese Cultural Center Lion Dancers
  • Flying Fairies Dance Troupe

Martial Arts Performances

  • Bei Dou Kung Fu
  • Zhong Hua Kung Fu

Specialty Food Vendors

  • Furama

More to See and Do

Make a day of your visit to Global Connections: Chinese New Year! There’s more to do at Navy Pier than ever before. Start planning now!

Dining & Shopping

Dine, shop and play local at Navy Pier! Here, you’ll find dozens of Chicago-based restaurants, shops, and activities. 

Arts & Culture

Visit the Crystal Gardens and Chicago Children’s Museum, see what’s playing at Chicago Shakespeare Theater or the AMC Navy Pier IMAX, or simply walk the Navy Pier grounds to discover new works of art peppering our parks and promenade. 

Cruises & Tours

Adventure off the Pier with of the many year-round cruises or Chicago tours departing each day!

Ride the Centennial Wheel

Don’t miss the soaring heights of the all-new Centennial Wheel—a perennial favorite offering stunning, 360-degree views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. 

About This Series

Navy Pier’s Chinese New Year Celebration is part of Global Connections, presented by ComEd, a free community event series. Learn more about Global Connections, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year. 

Getting Here & Parking

Planning to attend this event? Getting to Navy Pier has never been easier. Learn more about our convenient transportation and parking options.