Many Chinese New Year celebrations are aimed at Toronto’s Chinese. Harbourfront’s LunarFest is for everybody and it’s entirely in English. It’s participatory. You can dress up like Julia Keech in a traditional costume and have your picture taken.
It is multicultural. Ceremonial lions are not just Chinese. They are found in other cultures too. From left to right: Japanese, Korean, Northern China and Taiwan.
At Harbourfront, you can ice skate too. Your kids can get a skating lesson.
You can buy dumplings to eat, but alas, mine were too dry. They weren’t very good. But they too were multicultural: Korean, Japanese or Chinese. At least they were cheap. Yesterday was a beautiful day but getting around the city was not easy with our record-breaking snow fall. Maybe you can make it today.