LIGHTUP 2020: Celebrating the Chinese New Year

140 W Franklin St Plaza and 200 W Franklin St

FEBRUARY 2, 2020 12:30PM–6:00PM

Lion and dragon dance, martial art performance and hands-on workshop sessions, Play dress up at photo booth. Children’s performances, Peking opera and music ensemble, and folk dance performances.

Traditional Asian new year food, Arts, crafts and cultural activities: Chinese calligraphy and traditional paintings, children’s lantern decorations, art and craft activities. When the twilight sets in, join your family, neighbors and friends in a thousand-lantern parade to usher in the New Year of the Martel Rat.

May peace, happiness and prosperity be with you in the New Year!

Program of LIGHTUP 2020


  • Drumming, Lion Dance and Dragon Dance Performances
  • Folk Dance, Music ensemble and Peking Opera Performances
  • Martial Arts Performances
  • Local Student Chorus

Arts and Crafts

  • Lantern Decoration with an Artist
  • Hands-on Craft Activities
  • Cartoon Animal Lantern


  • Fun Games with Prizes
  • Dress-up Photo Booth

A-Hundred Lantern Parade & Exhibitions

  • Chinese Calligraphy to write free name cards for visitors
  • Chinese Traditional Painting
  • Gallery of Art painting lanterns featured “I Love Chapel Hill”


  • Authentic Chinese Food