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Lunar New Year at American Dream

January 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am - February 5, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

Singing Out Loud

Jan 6, 3-5pm

Enjoy seasonal songs beautifully sung, as they echo through American Dream courtesy of one of New Jersey’s top-notch vocal choirs.

The Sounds of China

Jan 7, 2-4pm

Authentic instruments and expert players from the Chinese Instrumental Ensemble transport you to China through the power of music.

Live Music from the New Jersey Children’s Choir

Jan 8, 2-4pm

Come hear New Jersey’s finest children’s choir as they fill American Dream with their ethereal and inspiring sounds.

Traditional Chinese Costume Show

Jan 13, 3-5pm

The timeless elegance of Chinese fabric and design comes alive on the Dream Stage with a runway show of traditional costume through the centuries.

K-Pop Dance Contest

Jan 14, 2-4pm

Cheer for your favorites in this battle of electrifying K-Pop dancing, hosted by Korean fast fashion store Aland and the K-Pop dance pros from I Love Dance, NY.

Traditional Chinese Dragon-Lion Dance

Jan 15, 2-4pm

The Dragon and Lion Dance is one of the world’s most iconic and beloved parade traditions. Don’t miss this fantastical display of dance, puppetry, color and joy.

Lunar New Year Opening Ceremony

Jan 19, 1:30-3:30pm

The Year of the Rabbit gets its official kick-off with an eye-popping lighting ceremony, speeches from Chinese dignitaries, a brand new Lunar New Year video, and a special live performance.

The Art and Artistry of the Chinese Yoyo

Jan 20, 3-5pm

They spin! They soar! They dazzle! The Chinese Yoyo, sometimes called a diabolo, has long been a traditional part of Lunar New Year celebrations as well as a favorite circus skill. Come see them fly!

American Youth Celebrate Chinese New Year

Jan 21, 2-8pm

The young people of the world make their contribution to Lunar New Year with an afternoon-long celebration of art, culture, music, dance, and more.

Special Lunar New Year Concert by Bravura Youth Orchestra

Jan 22, 2-3pm

The world-traveling Bravura Youth Orchestra brings their memorable brand of symphonic music to American Dream with a concert celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Live music from Cellist Steven Fang and the Asian Cultural Symphony

Jan 27, 3-5pm

Award-winning cellist Steven Fang joins the Asian Cultural Symphony for an afternoon of traditional Chinese music. Let the splendor of the sound soothe your soul!

Chinese Fashion Show and USA Children’s Pageant

Jan 28, 11am-5pm

East meets West as the Dream Stage is filled with fabulous fashion, first with a traditional Chinese fashion show, followed by the East Coast USA Children’s Pageant.

Starlight Youth Talent Competition

Jan 29, 2-8pm

An inspiring array of talent will be on full display for the Starlight Youth Talent Competition. Contestants from all across the area strive to win over audiences and take home prizes. Who will be the stars of the future?

Live performance of traditional Chinese music

Feb 3, 3-5pm

The spirit of Lunar New Year comes alive with the sounds of traditional Chinese music, played live from the Dream Stage.

SPECTACULARE Rabbit! Rabbit!

Feb 4, 11am-5pm

Rabbits have long been a symbol of good fortune, so the Year of the Rabbit promises to be quite a lucky year. Come celebrate the future with American Dream’s SPECTACULARE Rabbit! Rabbit!

Lantern Festival and Opera Night

Feb 5, 5-9pm

The Lunar festivities come to a close with two extraordinary events – a traditional lantern festival with magical lights dotting the sky, and a performance of a captivating opera.


January 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am
February 5, 2023 @ 9:00 pm


American Dream
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073 United States
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