LOOK: Here are 8 Things to Watch Out for in Binondo this Chinese New Year

Kung Hei Fat Choi! How are you welcoming the Year of the Dog?

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, together with the Manila Chinatown Development Council and the City Government of Manila, are ready to once again host the Philippine’s largest and most anticipated Chinese New Year celebration to welcome the Year of the Dog.

Celebrated in Binondo, the world’s oldest Chinatown, the annual Chinese New Year celebration at Lucky Chinatown is a Guinness World record holder and features two weeks of attractions, promos and events, highlighted by the Chinese New Year Countdown on the eve of the lunar New Year.

The performances will kick off at February 15 with a countdown concert headlined by Bamboo and Orange and Lemons, with Reese Lansangan, Autotelic, Kaye Cal, and celebrity magician, the “Quick Mask Artist” Tito Cris Castro. And, of course, the stroke of midnight calls upon an LED Lion Dance and drummers to welcome the Chinese New Year with a grand fireworks display.

Here are 8 Chinese New Year celebration highlights to watch out for this week at Lucky Chinatown in Binondo!

8. Performances and feng shui forecast seminar

Catch Silent Sanctuary and Soapdish on their performances on February 16, plus Cultural Shows, a Feng Shui Forecast seminar with Johnson Chua, a Dragon and Lion Dance, plus traditional Chinese mascot performances around the mall.

On February 17 at 4:00PM, celebrity sweethearts Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona will take the stage, along with singer songwriter Caleb Santos and talented boyband The Juans.

7. A dog fashion show

beauty Queen Ayen adopted chihuahua dog

Because it’s the Year of the Dog, on February 18 at 2 PM, Lucky Chinatown will put the spotlight on man’s best friend. Barking in Style is a Dog Fashion Show at the Atrium featuring costumed canines followed by a performance from Sponge Cola and a Feng Shui talk with Master Hans Cua.

6. Lucky Chinese rituals

Visitors are also invited to take part in the 8 Lucky Rituals or traditional Chinese practices that will be available in Lucky Chinatown from February 5 to 18. The rituals are designed to allow guests to welcome greater prosperity and luck for 2018. These include the Lighting of the First Incense, Ringing of the Gong, the Lucky Lantern, 6 Laughing Buddhas, Lucky Talismans, The Wishing Tree, The Astrological Forecasts, and the God of Wealth.

5. Shopping for Chinese New Year gifts and souvenirs

For even more lucky treats and trinkets, mall goers are invited to drop by the Prosperity Fair at the Atrium from February 5 to 14 for the perfect Chinese New Year gifts and souvenirs such as Tikoy, beads, flowers and more from brands such as Polland, Sweetblooms, Decs, and Lucky Charms.

4. Get a taste of Chinese New Year lucky foods

Portugese Egg Tarts at Lord Stow’s Bakery

And because no celebration is complete without food, guests can also enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine, at the Chinese New Year Food Fair located at Meisic Street from February 12 to 18 or welcome more luck and prosperity by enjoying the 8 Lucky Foods that are available at participating restaurants.

3. A big, LUCKY, sale

Lucky Chinatown will also treat guests to the Lucky Sale, where shoppers can enjoy up to 70% off on selected items from all Lucky Chinatown stores from February 14 to 18.

2. Win lucky prizes

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From Feb 12-18, guests can take part in the Lucky Ang Pao Promo. Those who spend P2,000 at any Lucky Chinatown establishment will get a chance to win instant prizes when they present a single receipt at the atrium.

1. Send your wishes through digital lanterns

The chances to win instant prizes are doubled by the Interactive Wishing Lantern, a tech-savvy activity available on Lucky Chinatown way-finders where lucky participants can also win instant prizes by creating a digital lanterns and sharing their 2018 wishes. The digital lanterns will be released on Lucky Chinatown’s screens and LED billboards during the countdown celebration for all to see.

For more information on the Lucky Chinatown’s Chinese New Year celebration, please call the Lucky Chinatown concierge at 576-8139 or visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com

What are you wishing for this Chinese New Year? Tell us what you desire this Year of the Dog in the comments!

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