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The Year of the Tiger dances in this Lunar New Year, February 1 through the 15. Those born in the Year of the Tiger are said to be brave, competitive, and unpredictable. Festivities, celebrations, and delicious dishes to mark the occasion will be happening all over the DC Metro Area. We will be keeping our eyes out for those little lucky red envelopes. Stay tuned here for the latest information:

NEW: Lunar New Year Dining Options From CHIKO
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a festive dining option from the Chinese-Korean “fine-casual” restaurant, CHIKO. With several locations across the DMV, you will have the opportunity to indulge in a three-course meal, inspired by the Five Blessings of the Lunar New Year (longevity, wealth, health, love of virtue, and timely death). Featured menu items include shrimp spring tolls, longevity noodles, tangerine custard, and more. The festive dining option is $35 per person and is available for dine-in, take-out, and delivery from February 1 through February 6. Multiple Locations;

Three-Course Lunar New Year Meal From Fred & Stilla
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a festive three-course meal from Fred & Stilla. Taking inspiration from its diplomatic neighbors, Chef Sanya Phouthakhanty has designed a menu featuring well-known flavors and spices from all the corners of the Asian continent. Auspicious dishes include dishes like wafu salad, pork laap lettuce wrap, ahi tuna Buddha bowl, BBQ jackfruit buns, mango sticky rice and more. The three-course meal is $40 per person and will be offered from February 2 through February 6th. 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW;

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with HUNGRY Virtual Xperiences
This Lunar New Year, join celebrity Chef Katie Chin, for an Xperience that transports you to the streets of Bangkok. Learn how to craft a staple street food of Thailand. You will make Chef Katie's signature stir-fried rice noodle dish, which is a recipe passed down from her mother. Learn to make sauce from scratch with the bouillon cubes included in the kits. Finish the dish with peanuts and hot chili sauce, if you're feeling spicy, while Chef Katie plays trivia and shares fun celebrity stories.  Limited edition Lunar New Year token included. Starting at $75 per kit.

Ice Cream Jubilee Asian-inspired Ice Cream Flavors for Lunar New Year
Gong Hay Fat Choy! Ice Cream Jubilee is celebrating the Year of the Tiger and Lunar New Year with new flavors and Asian-flavor-inspired ice cream tasting flights. Tasting flight tickets ($19 per person) include one serving of six limited-edition flavors and an ice cream pint to take home. Featured Flavors in the six-flavor tasting flight include Citrus Sichuan Peppercorn, Red Bean Almond Cookie, Roasted Barley Tea, Matcha Green Tea, Coconut Lychee Lime, and Thai Iced Tea. The ice cream tastings will occur each weekend from January 13th through February 13th, 2022 at all Ice Cream Jubilee stores (Yards Park, 14th & T Street, Ballston Quarter). The Lunar New Year is February 1st, 2022. 301 Water Street SE; 1407 T Street NW; 4238 Wilson Boulevard, #143, Arlington, VA;

Dinner for Two Lunar New Year 
Pre-order slots are now live for Lucky Danger’s Dinner for Two Lunar New Year special. $65 per set, feeds two people. There is a vegetarian option, but please note no substitutions or allergy accommodations. Pick up only on Sunday, February 6th from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Lucky Danger Arlington location. 1101 S. Joyce Street, Arlington, VA;

Year of the Tiger with Maketto
Maketto is celebrating the Year of the Tiger with a collection of shareable plates ($60), including pork dumplings in abalone XO sauce, smoked fish spring roll, pidan egg in ginger cream, crispy pork belly salad, and mochi doughnut funnel cake with kumquat glaze. Available for dine-in and to-go, February 1st through 12th. 2 I Street SE; 

Mandarin Oriental Celebrates The Year Of The Tiger With Traditional Festivities  
Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. invites local residents and visitors to celebrate Chinese New Year 2022, the Year of the Tiger, with a sensational dancing lion appearance, calligrapher, themed Afternoon Tea, authentic Chinese cuisine, and specialty cocktails. The celebrations begin on Saturday, February 5th at 3:00p.m. in the hotel lobby. You will experience a traditional dynamic and colorful lion dance in the main lobby. The Chinese Lion Dance performance is accompanied by live music of Chinese drums, cymbals, gongs, and more for a truly moving experience. As a keepsake everyone is encouraged to visit an authentic Chinese calligrapher to have your name written in traditional Chinese script. Special for the month of February, guests can embrace the celebrations with a Chinese New Year themed Afternoon Tea, special Dim Sum, and cocktail menus in Empress. The Eye of the Tiger specialty cocktail is the perfect addition to the culinary Chinese New Year offerings. The Lion Dance and calligrapher are complimentary events. Afternoon Tea is priced at $68 per person. Dim Sum will be sold à la carte. The Empress is open 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Afternoon Tea hours are 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. seating’s; reservations are required. Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. (Hotel Main Lobby); 1330 Maryland Avenue SW; 202.787.6148; 

Celebrate The Year Of The Tiger With MGM National Harbor
MGM National Harbor is celebrating the Year of the Tiger with a variety of cultural experiences including a striking Conservatory display featuring a 30-foot-tall gold leaf bamboo forest, Lunar New Year celebration menu at Ginger, traditional Lion Dance and more. You can experience the festive display now through March 12. You can also meet at the Casino Valet on Sunday, February 20th at 6:00 p.m. for a special Lion Dance that traditionally brings prosperity and good luck for the upcoming year. 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill MD 

Tea + Dim Sum Tasting Kits for Lunar New Year with Nom Wah
Welcome in the Year of the Tiger with Tea Drunk and
Nom Wah at this virtual celebratory Guided Tasting. You’ll be pairing three delicious dumplings made by one of NYC’s most beloved and historic Dim Sum spots with three terroir-sourced teas and mailing all the ingredients you'll need straight to your door. Dumplings are a festive food typically eaten during Lunar New Year as they represent prosperity and good luck. Your ticket to the event will include three types of pre-made, frozen Nom Wah Dim Sums: pork and cabbage dumplings (twenty-one pieces), chicken siu mai (nineteen pieces), har gow - shrimp (twenty-three pieces), with no assembly required, steaming and pan-frying only; three samples of Tea Drunk teas: Bai Mu Dan - white tea, Shui Xian - Yan Cha, and Gua Pian - Green Tea; and two dipping sauces (eight ounce bottles of each): roasted chili oil and dumpling sauce. It is recommended that you have a Gong Fu tea set up ready for brewing. Orders will be fulfilled by Nom Wah, per USDA regulations, and will be shipped out between February 2nd through February 7th. $149 per dumpling kit and access to the virtual tasting. This is a virtual event on Zoom, February 9th, 2022, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

The REACH Winter Lanterns
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the REACH glows again with the return of the stunning Winter Lanterns. January 27th through February 6th, 2022, visitors can stroll through approximately one hundred lanterns made up of 10,000 colored LED lights, all crafted by Chinese artisans. Explore luminescent fields of playful pandas, butterflies and flowers, frogs and flamingos, sea creatures, and more. It’s a special commemoration of the Year of the Tiger that is guaranteed fun for all ages. Enjoy Lunar New Year freebies and refreshments during REACH Winter Lanterns PLUS evenings. REACH Winter Lanterns PLUS Hours are Thursdays through Saturdays, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, January 31st & February 1st through 2nd, the grounds are open for lantern viewing but food service may be limited. The Kennedy Center, The REACH Outdoor Spaces, 2700 F Street NW;

Tiger Fork Celebrates Year of the Tiger
Blagden Alley’s Hong Kong-inspired eatery offers two weeks of traditional food special for takeout + dine-in, plus hosts ceremonial Chinese lion dancers on February 5th for the Lunar New Year. Hong Kong-inspired Tiger Fork in Blagden Alley is celebrating an extra-special New Year, which happens to be the eponymous Year of the Tiger, and the restaurant’s five-year anniversary. From February 1st through 13th, Tiger Fork will serve of a special a la carte menu of symbolic Cantonese dishes for both dine-in and takeout, each representing a specific virtue to bring good luck for the coming year. And during dinner service on Saturday, February 5th, the festive restaurant will host traditional Lion Dancers, performing ceremonies to bring prosperity and good fortune in 2022. In addition to Tiger Fork’s regular menu, Executive Chef Jong Son has created several dish specials designed to bring good luck in the New Year, available a la carte for both dine-in and takeout. Specials include steamed black bass ($50), beef chow fun ($20), chicken & chive spring rolls ($12, two pieces), and bubble waffle ($9). Throughout the week, all dine-in guests will receive a traditional red envelope with their checks. During Lunar New Year, bright red envelopes are traditionally gifted to friends and family. On Saturday, February 5th between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m., traditional Chinese lion dancers from Tai Yim Kung Fu will perform during dinner service for guests in the dining room and just outside the restaurant in historic Blagden Alley -- a traditional ceremony which signifies prosperity, luck and good fortune. Tiger Fork’s Lunar New Year specials will be available for both dine-in, and takeout/delivery. Specials are available Tuesday, February 1st through Sunday, February 13th, 2022. Lion dancers Saturday, February 5th between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. 922 N Street NW; 202.733.1152;

Lunar New Year Activities at Tysons Corner Center
Tysons Corner Center is celebrating Lunar New Year in partnership with the Asian American Chamber of Commerce. The event will feature a variety of artists and performances, fortune cookies, and holding free giveaways and prizes during the event. The event is free and open to all. February 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner VA;