To welcome in the Year of the Dragon on Feb. 10, check out these festive Lunar New Year events and celebratory menus in Washington State.
Westfield Southcenter’s Year of the Dragon Event
Westfield Southcenter invites locals to celebrate Lunar New Year with family, friends and the larger Seattle community on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Westfield Southcenter’s Year of the Dragon event will include a 25-ft. custom-built dragon, traditional calligraphy demonstration, a ribbon dancing performance, complimentary tea samples from Mr. Dim Sum, ceremonial lion dancing and much more. The event is free to attend. For more information, visit www.westfield.com.
Chinatown–International District’s Lunar New Year Celebration
On Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chinatown–International District hosts its Lunar New Year Celebration with vendor booths lining South King Street, dance performances, live music and dozens of delicious dining destinations. For more information, visit www.seattlechinatownid.com.
Ba Sa Restaurant
From Feb. 9 to Feb. 12, Ba Sa Restaurant on Bainbridge Island welcomes the Year of the Dragon with four days of special celebratory dishes. Ba Sa will feature Tet specials, in addition to the full menu. Stop by for delicious food (including Banh Chung, Thit Kho Mang and salt-steamed chicken) and leave with a red envelope that symbolizes good wishes and luck for the new year. On Sunday, Feb. 11, a traditional lion dance is set to take place in front of the restaurant on Winslow Way. For more information, visit www.basabainbridgeisland.com.
Water’s Table at Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton honors Lunar New Year as its Water’s Table restaurant offers up a variety of holiday specials available during dinner service (pictured at top of page). Guests can dig into celebratory dishes like papaya salad, fresh whole seasonal fish with a range of sides and brown sugar mochi on Feb. 10. For more information, visit www.waterstable.com.