Jan 17, 2020

For the Chinese, the lion symbolizes power and wisdom. It’s a figure present during important festivals and occasions as a symbol of good fortune, and dances mimicking the animal are meant to chase bad energy away.

The Chinese New Year, in particular, highlights the significance of this tradition. Accompanied by drums, cymbals, and gongs, lion dances, which are more common than its reptilian counterparts, are believed to ward off evil spirits and bring prosperity for the year to come on top of creating a festive atmosphere and acrobatic exhibition for eager eyes.

We’ve listed a few places where you can catch these performances.

Ongpin St., Binondo

One of the best places to catch lion and dragon dances around the city is Binondo, which is believed to be the oldest Chinatown in the world. Ongpin St. in particular is home to incredible lion and dragon dances as a way to celebrate Chinese New Year—aside from food fairs and cultural activities throughout the day.


F1 Hotel Manila

Where: 32nd St. cor Lane A, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
When: Jan. 25, 12 p.m.

Posted by F1 Hotel Manila on Wednesday, January 8, 2020



Diamond Hotel

Where: Roxas Blvd. cor. Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila
When: Jan. 25, 11 a.m.

Posted by Diamond Hotel Philippines on Monday, January 6, 2020


The Bellevue Manila

Where: North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
When: Jan. 25, 11 a.m.

Welcome the Year of the Rat at The Bellevue Manila! Join the festivities and avail of our special Tikoy for Php 220…

Posted by The Bellevue Manila on Friday, January 10, 2020


City of Dreams

Where: Asean Ave. cor. Roxas Blvd., Entertainment City, Brgy. Tambo, Parañaque City
When: Feb. 2, 3 p.m.

Reach prosperity and success this 2020! We’re giving you lots of reasons to celebrate this Lunar New Year with us at…

Posted by City of Dreams Manila on Sunday, January 12, 2020


Shangri-La Plaza

Where: Main Wing, Grand Atrium, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
When: Jan. 25, 10 a.m.

Prosperity Blossoms at the Shang!

Prosperity blossoms at the Shang! January is filled with a long list of exciting events. See what’s coming your way this month in celebration of the Chinese New Year! #CNY2020attheShang #FeelTheShangVibe

Posted by Shangri-La Plaza on Tuesday, January 14, 2020



Where: EDSA cor., North Ave., Brgy. Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City
When: Jan. 25, 11 a.m.

Posted by Ayala Malls on Monday, January 13, 2020


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