This Saturday was the Chinese New Year. Michael and I have never celebrated before, but I found a museum called the Crow Collection in the Arts District in Downtown Dallas that was hosting the festivities. This was their 18th Chinese New Year Celebration.
We didn’t go to the whole festival. We arrived in early evening, just in time for the shows on the main stage. The museum was also open for a short time while we were there, but the line was so long, that we didn’t get a chance to go in. I guess we will have to go back!
The whole atmosphere was wonderful. There were so many people there! Still, we managed to find a place to view all of the shows right behind the last row of chairs, so we had a pretty good view. There were kung fu and tai chi demonstrations, as well as a dragon dance and a lion dance. And of course, it ended with really beautiful fireworks.
Next year, I would definitely try to go earlier. There just so much to see and do. We didn’t realize just how much there would be! One thing I do love about Dallas is the amazing museums and events it has to offer. This one is definitely on the list for next year!
I didn’t get a whole lot of footage simply because it was so packed, but I did manage to get a few shots. Here’s a short video of a few of the things we saw while we were there.
Do you celebrate the Chinese New Year?