Niagara USA Celebrates Lunar New Year 2016

Niagara Falls, NY - This week marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, China's biggest and most ceremonious holiday. Traditionally celebrated for 15 days, this year marks the year of the Monkey and officially kicked off on Monday, February 8th. While people celebrate in various ways, the main activities revolve around family reunions, good food and exchanging gifts. Many Chinese customs are practiced throughout this period to symbolize good luck for the year to come as well as to honor ancestors.

This year, Niagara Falls USA is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special events and activities taking place all week long. The Niagara USA Official Visitor Center is adorned in red décor, which represents good fortune. From red lanterns to red paper cutouts on the windows, and even handing out red envelopes -- a staple of the holiday. The Visitor Center is currently open daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Other events around Niagara USA include:

Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA: From February 1st through 14th, enjoy special events and exclusive discounts. Visit Guest Services to receive a traditional red envelope containing a complimentary commemorative Year of the Monkey Green Savings Card providing additional discounts at several stores.

Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls USA. Visit the retail store to purchase a commemorative Year of the Monkey pin and t-shirt. Open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino: From February 8 - 21, there will be various gaming promotions and the Peking Acrobats will be performing on on Friday, February 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 13 at 9 p.m. inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center. The show features breathtaking balancing, mind-bending contortion and high-flying stunts. Tickets start at $20.

For more information on these and other events taking place around Niagara USA, visit our website at

The mission of the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation (NTCC) is to expand the economic prosperity of the Niagara USA communities by generating individual and group visitation. For more information, visit

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