Galleria Dallas is celebrating the Lunar New Year a little early this year.

The shopping center is putting up an art installation to celebrate the Year of the Ox, hanging 200 lanterns over the ice skating rink. The red lanterns will be complimented by a display of a dragon that is customary to the Lunar New Year celebration. The dragon installation will be located near Sephora and is provided by the HD Lion Dance Foundation.

The Lunar New Year is a festival celebrated mostly in China and other Asian countries, however there are robust celebrations across the world. It marks the beginning of the first full moon cycle of lunar calendar, meaning that the exact date changes every year. This year, the celebration is on Friday, Feb. 12.

“Dallas is such a multicultural city,” said Angie Freed, Galleria Dallas General Manager, in a statement.  “Galleria Dallas is excited to share a small part in the Lunar New Year celebration this year.  We’re committed to honoring our diverse, international visitor base with cultural events each year.”

The Galleria decor for the Lunar New Year will be visible for all to see starting on Feb. 2. The dragon will take its leave on Feb. 28, while the lanterns will stay around until March 2.

Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240


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