What's On: Chinese New Year in Niseko

Celebrate the Chinese New Year in with a host of events on in and around Niseko.

Get into the festive spirit during your winter holiday in Niseko with Lunar New Year celebrations scattered all over town.

Here are our top picks to ensure your new year starts with a bang, Chinese-style:

Lion Dance

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Enjoy a traditional Chinese lion dance to bring in the new year with the performance featuring  amazing jumps, movement and interaction with the audience.

Where: Ki Niseko
When: 16 February, 2018 with performances at 4:00pm–4:15pm and 5:30pm–5:45pm

Check the Ki Niseko events page for more CNY celebrations.

Yukitopia Snow Festival

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This local winter festival coincides nicely with Chinese New Year for 2018 with the event perfect for families visiting Niseko and is a short 15-minute ride from the resort. 

There's plenty of fun games and activities for children, free rides up the local ski hill and a look into Japanese living that larger festivals don't usually provide.

Where: Kutchan Asahigaoka Ski Hill
When: 17-18 February, 2018 

Find out more about this event.

Lunar New Year: Family Style Nabe and Yakitori Dinner

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Enjoy a selection of mouth-watering Yakitori, followed by an abundant family-style Nabe. The menu includes Hokkaido pork meatballs, simmering miso and chicken teriyaki.

Where: The Orchards Niseko 
When: 19, February, 2018
Bookings essentials.
To get tickets or find out more, visit the website.

DIY Traditional Red Envelopes


In Chinese and other East Asian and Southeast Asian societies, a red envelope is given during holidays or special occasions such as weddings, graduation or the birth of a baby, as well as Chinese New Year!

Join in the fun and make your own envelopes at this DIY Workshop.

Where: Ki Niseko
When: 16 February, 2018 at 1:00pm–3:00pm

Taiko Drumming

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Enjoy a breathtaking performance by local Taiko Drumming group and sip free sake for a Japanese take on new year celebrations.

Where: Vale Niseko
When: From 4:30pm

Want to see more of what's on in Niseko?
Check out Events page for more.