Lunar New Year Celebration 2024

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Downtown Metuchen with the Metuchen Downtown Alliance and the Metuchen Human Relations Commission!

In 2024, the Lunar New Year begins on 10 February 2024 and lasts until 29 January 2025. This year will be the year of the Dragon which is believed to be the sign representing power, success, honor, and luck.

Learn about the culture and history of this special day, dance with Lion Dancers and enjoy crafts and stories to celebrate the day throughout local businesses.

Schedule of Events

11:30 AM Peterson Park

12:00 PM Intermission – Shop, Eat, Sip, Stroll through Downtown

12:30 PM Town Plaza

  • K-Pop Dance performance
  • Kung Fu martial arts demonstration
  • Professional Lion Dance Performance and parade through New Street and Main Street (ending at Peterson Park)

Downtown Metuchen Business Specials

  • Boba Tea Time – Special Golden Dragon Drink to celebrate Lunar New Year.
  • Awesome Yo Bakery – Special Lunar Year specials: congee, shumai, pineapple cookies and satay.
  • Cai’s Cafe – Special Lunar New Year drink special.
  • Cinnaholic Metuchen – Receive a special red envelope full of store offers with every purchase.
  • FK Living – All AAPI owned products are 10% off (Momofuku and Brooklyn Candle Studio).
  • NewMarket Metuchen – Receive a special red envelope full of store offers with every purchase.
  • Pastry Lu – Special Lunar New Year pastries (mango rice pudding, almond cookies).
  • Picture Perfect – Special Lunar New Year photo sessions with decor (Book Online).
  • Rose & Root – Enter draw with any purchase to win a gift.
  • Terrace Plant Shop – 15% off lucky plants – money trees, friendship plants, and jades.
  • What’s the Scoop – Enjoy a Lunar New Year flight for $7.99 – small batch flavors including ginger, lychee sorbet and green tea ice cream.