People in North America countries celebrate 2016 Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Though Chinese New Year is not a federal public holiday in the United States, but it is celebrated grandly in many cities and states. Well, Chicago is a very popular city of US and when it comes to Chinese New Year, it arranges huge celebration. If you don’t have witness such big party in your life especially the street performance, lion and dragon dance then you should definitely come to Chicago to have an amazing Chinese new year.
Dance, countdown party, concerts, midnight fireworks – these are the main things that people are looking for in Lunar New Year celebration. Whether you love parties or not, this is the time when everybody dances like mad. To enjoy the evening in Chicago you have to visit Chicago’s Chinatown. It is a place where you will certainly find bright an energetic atmosphere on this special occasion, it will amaze the visitors. It is situated at the south side of the Chicago and is the second largest Chinatown of the country. You will find bronze gates, great decorations, colorful murals, traditional architecture and many good restaurants and market places.
One of the best spots in Chicago Chinatown is ping tom memorial park. You can find a playground, riverfront plaza, a memorial park and many more things that reflect Chinese traditions and culture.
Another place that you should pay your visit is Chinatown square; it is situated between South Wells St. and Archer Ave. It is a retail center that provides many shops and restaurants and welcomes their visitors on this special occasion. In every year they prepare something special for their guests to lure them. Traditional bubble tea, great cultural performances and many more things have been organized in this place.
The city also offers a rocking nightlife. Hence, when you are in Chicago you should definitely visit its best bars and that are Wine Bars, Hotel Lounges, Cocktail Spots, Bars for Music, Game Day Bars and many more. Moreover, every person loves to watch dazzling fireworks show, dragon dance, great concerts on the Chinese New Year 2014 and you will find it on the streets of Chicago. You will find this grand celebration in Howard Street, Oakton Street, Peterson Avenue etc.
Hotels on CNY
Well, it is essential to book a reputed hotel so check online to get the names and details of such big hotels. Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile, Fairfield Inn downtown, the Peninsula Chicago, Hotel Indigo Chicago Downtown Gold Coast, Intercontinental And Resorts Chicago Magnificent Mile, Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown, Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown, etc- these are the top hotels of this city. If you are planning to celebrate CNY in Chicago USA, early hotel and air ticket reservations are highly recommended.