Lunar New Year 2023: The Year of the Water Rabbit

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The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, will be held on January 22nd, 2023, and will usher in the year of the Water Rabbit.

What is the “Year of the Rabbit”? 
The year 2023 is the Water Rabbits year. It begins on January 22, 2023, and concludes on February 9th, 2024. Every 60 years, a Water Rabbit year occurs.

The Rabbit is the fourth of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac’s 12-year cycle. There is a Rabbit year every 12 years. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks, similar to the western zodiac, except their temporal period is measured in years rather than months. The following Rabbit Year will be in 2035.

The year 2023 is designated as a “Water Rabbit” year. Each Chinese zodiac animal sign and one of the Five Elements are associated with each year in Chinese astrology: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, or Earth. Your personality and destiny are considered to be influenced by the sign and element of your birth year. Every 60 years, element-sign combinations reoccur. If you were born under the “Water Rabbit,” sign and element, it is said that you are vigilant, humorous, perceptive, and inventive.

The Lucky and Unlucky Things for “Rabbits”

  • 3, 6, and 6 are lucky numbers, as are numerals that contain them (like 36 and 64)
  • The 26th, 27th and 29th days of any Chinese lunar month are lucky days.
  • Blue, purple, pink and red are lucky colours.
  • Plantain lily and jasmine are lucky flowers.
  • East, northwest, and south are lucky directions.
  • The 1st, 4th, 8th, and 11th Chinese lunar months are lucky months.

The Unlucky Things That “Rabbits” Should Avoid

  • Numerals 1, 7, and 8 are unlucky, as are numbers that contain them (like 17 and 78)
  • Dark brown, dark yellow and white are unlucky colours.
  • Southwest, north and west are unlucky directions.

What is your Chinese zodiac sign?

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of our visitors to Clifton Hill, inviting them to take a look around and enjoy all of our attractions, dining options, and shopping outlets for some family fun, delicious food, one-of-a-kind Niagara Falls memorabilia, and lasting memories.

Niagara Falls Events on the Lunar New Year


Lunar New Year Hot Seat
Starts on Monday, January 23rd 2023 at 2:00pm

JANUARY 23 – JANUARY 27 from 2PM – 8PM

Over $200,000 in prizes available to be won during the entire promotion!
Every 30 minutes, one patron located at a Slot Machine or Table Game will be randomly chosen to win a CASH or FREE PLAY PRIZE!

BONUS! Swipe your Momentum card at a Fallsview Promotional Kiosk for a chance to instantly win $100 Momentum Dollars!

In order to be eligible, Momentum card must be inserted and read “accepted” at a Slot Machine or you must be receiving an active Table Game rating.


Fallsview Casino Lobby: Lion Dance
Fallsview Casino has something unique for the Lunar New Year. There will be a lion dance in the main foyer and traditional holiday meals at the Golden Lotus restaurant.


The Niagara Winter Festival of Lights is FREE and open to everyone! It takes place November 12, 2022 – February 20, 2023 along 8 km of the Niagara Parkway and within Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands, and various tourist areas throughout Niagara Falls including: Clifton Hill, the Victoria Centre, Fallsview Boulevard, and Lundy’s Lane. Visitors should come out early and often to catch all the lighting arrangements throughout the festival.

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Every evening beginning at dusk the Falls are lit in the colours of the rainbow – don’t miss the unmatched beauty of the Falls at night!

Lunar New Year Illumination
January 22nd, 2023 at 10:00 to 10:15pm
Colour: Red

Cham Shan Temple (Ten Thousand Buddhas Sarira Stupa)

4303 River Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E8

The Niagara region has several traditional Chinese New Year activities. On the Lunar New Year’s Eve, the Cham Shan Temple (Ten Thousand Buddhas Sarira Stupa) holds a joyful festival. The festival is normally free and accessible to the public.

Niagara Falls Activities Open for the Lunar New Year

Casino Niagara
Journey Behind the Falls
Strike Rock N' Bowl
Strike Bowling
Fallsview Casino
Fallsview Casino
Midway Exterior
Great Canadian Midway
Wizards Golf
Ripley’s Museum
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Niagara Falls Helicopters
Ghost Blasters
Niagara SkyWheel
Movieland Jack Sparrow
Movieland Wax Museum
Bird Kingdom
The Bird Kingdom
SkyWheel Niagara

Food & Beverage Open on the Lunar New Year

Boston Pizza
Boston Pizza
Kelseys Exterior
Tim Hortons Winter
Tim Hortons
Wendys Niagara Falls
Wendy’s Restaurant

Retail Shopping Open on the Lunar New Year

Canada Trading Company
Fudge Factory Exterior
Fudge Factory

Niagara Falls Hotels Open on the Lunar New Year

Howard Johnson
Country Inn Clifton Hill
Country Inn & Suites
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Double Tree Inn Clifton Hill Pool Areas
Double Tree Resort & Spa
Courtyard Marriott
Old Stone Inn
Old Stone Inn

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