Things To Do In Penang During Chinese New Year 2020

Chinese New Year just around the corner and is also the period for those peoples travel back to hometown to reunite with family and friends. Penang having the most Chinese populated state compare to others in Malaysia, the Chinese New Year celebration in Penang carry out different atmosphere. This year, in conduction of Experience Penang 2020, the events carry out could be merrier than ever. Come to Chinese New Year, the festive season draw large number of tourist and visitors to participate different events during this period. Some of the events are worth for you to visit as part of your tour in Penang throughout the month of January - February. While we are pleased to list down some events below:


OBS Chinese New Year Run

Penangites kick off the celebration with 5-km fun run within the beautiful sights of George Town's heritage area while immersing into the spirit and joy of Chinese New Year atmosphere!

Date: 19 January 2020 (Sun)

Venue: Occupy Beach Street

Kek Lok Si Display of Lights

One of the largest and finest temple complexes in Southeast Asia. But without doubt the most spectacular time of year to visit is during Chinese New Year, when the complex is illuminated by tens of thousands of lights! The lights usually will on eve of Chinese New Year for about 30 days upon last day of 1st month in Lunar Calendar.

Date: 19 January -21 February 2020

Venue: Kek Lok Si Temple


Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2020

Something different from CNY celebration? – 2 two days festival carry about 15 types of hot air balloons by international and local balloonists. Suitable for family friendly activities.

Date: 1-2 February 2020 (Sat-Sun)

Venue: Padang Polo

Hokkien New Year Celebration

Fall on eve of the 9th day of Chinese New Year, also known as Hokkien New Year or “Ti Kong Seh” in Hokkien (Jade Emperor birthday). Located on 9th day of Chinese New Year, it is a largely significant ritual event for the Chinese community in Penang.

Date: 1 February 2020 (Sat)

Time: 7pm till midnight

Venue: Clan Jetties

Penang Chinese New Year Celebration 2020

Held along 10 diverse major and minor streets in the heritage precinct of George Town with number of booths, exhibitions and interactive workshops for all visitors.

Date: 2 February 2020 (Sun)

Venue: George Town Heritage core zone

Penang Chap Goh Meh Celebration

In 15th day of Lunar calendar, also consider as Chinese Valentine’s day. On this night, with the full moon shining down, young ladies of marrying age venture out to popular sea promenades to throw oranges into the sea, wishing for a good soul mate. There is also a breathtaking fireworks display to signify end of the Chinese New Year celebration.

Date: 8 February 2019 (Sat)

Time: 7pm – 11pm

Venue: Penang Esplanade

We provide the private transportation service so you could enjoy the trip without consideration much on the vehicle arrangement. In the Penang private tour, discover Penang and immerse yourself in this festive season with me and witness some of the city's highlights, feel free to contact me as the link given and I am more than happy to assist you.

Created at January 31 at 12:53 AM