Chinese New Year in Bali 2024

As Chinese New Year draws near, there is no better place to celebrate it than on the uniquely diverse island of Bali! Fly into the year of the Wood Dragon with style this Chinese New Year, or the Lunar New Year, a time for celebrating joy, prosperity, and good fortune. 

chinese new year in bali 2024

Although Bali is predominantly known for its rich Hindu culture, the island is also home to a vibrant Chinese community, one that can be traced back to the 7th century from when they first started the trading route. 

Today, Bali’s Chinese community continues to thrive, and Chinese New Year is embraced with open arms by both locals and visitors alike. The island transforms into a captivating blend of vibrant red lanterns, traditional Chinese decorations, and a palpable atmosphere of excitement.

How to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali

As this auspicious occasion rolls around, there are a multitude of things you can do to join in on the festive celebrations in Bali! During the week leading up to Chinese New Year in Bali, you can expect a number of promotions and deals already running, giving you plenty of time to get ready for the new year.

And your Chinese New Year celebration won’t be complete without a Chinese New Year feast, complete with dumplings, longevity noodles (Changshou Mian), and the prosperity salad (Yee Sang)!

Here are some of our favourite ways to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali

Shop til you drop

Celebrate the new year with new clothes, leaving the old and ushering in the new with some retail therapy. Find hot deals in malls and stores, and you might get lucky and discover a bargain.

Malls like Beachwalk Mall or Living World will often have flash sales and unmissable deals, along with special events, usually already happening a week before Chinese New Year, gearing up visitors for the festivities.

Find some red clothing for an extra boost of good fortune to usher in prosperity with a renewed sense of style and confidence.

Enjoy the show

You can expect a number of special performances and spectacles during Chinese New Year, usually happening all month long!

lion dance in bali

From Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and even to martial arts displays, you can expect an extravagant celebration on the big day in malls like Beachwalk, Level 21, Living World, and Mall Bali Galeria. They will usually have curated events all month long to extend the festive season!

If you’re looking for a more authentic experience, you can see Bali’s oldest Chinatown come alive! This heritage town established in the early 1900s was once a vibrant hub for the Chinese community in Bali. Today, you can expect this road to be closed down for a Chinese New Year extravaganza! Make sure to stroll through to catch a glimpse of Bali from the past.

Visit a temple

Immerse yourself in the Chinese New Year Spirit by visiting one of the Chinese temples in Bali, or ‘klenteng’. You can expect an influx of visitors nearing the Chinese New Year, but you can still experience the unique and rich culture in these beautifully adorned temples.

the Caow Eng Bio temple in Tanjung Benoa

You can visit the oldest ‘klenteng’ in Bali is the Caow Eng Bio temple in Tanjung Benoa, built in 1876! Or head to the largest Buddhist temple in Bali, the Brahma Vihara Arama, located in the lush greeneries of Buleleng.

Rest and relax at Café del Mar Bali

After a day of exploring the island for Chinese New Year festivities, stop by the vibrant neighbourhood of Canggu and head to Café del Mar Bali.

Our Mediterranean-inspired beachfront paradise is the perfect place to unwind and relax with loved ones this Chinese New Year holiday, with your loved ones in tow, refreshing cocktails, and groovy island tunes for some dancing of your own!

chinese new year special menu, gyoza at cafe del mar

Plus, you can savour our delicious gyoza and even get lucky with our fortune cookie when you reserve a table at Café del Mar Bali. Secure your table here!

  • Awesome food & beverages, attention to detail given, impeccable service by our waiter/ess Sedana, Arta & Sri. Great views & a DJ on from 4. We will return today. Loved it!

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    October 12, 2023
  • Fantastic beach club with highly attentive staff. Could not recommend more!

    Bradford Jefferies Avatar Bradford Jefferies
    October 12, 2023
  • I liked the place, mostly may be because it is more quite and relaxing than other beachclubs nearby. We came on Saturday around 12 and had last free beds without deposit. The service is perfect, the food (had different salads) was nice, the music was cool and not too loud. The pool is big and not too busy. Prices for food and drinks are almost the same as in all beachclubs here, even something is cheaper.

    Ксения Никифорова Avatar Ксения Никифорова
    October 12, 2023
  • Sunsetをみに伺いました。エントランスはフリーです。18:30-20:30 がHappy Hour で カクテル1つ頼むと同じものがfreeになります。 中央のソファや奥のボックス、プール内のソファはミニマムチャージが必要で、バー(スタンディング)と四角いテーブルはノーチャージです。 フレンチフライやタコの唐揚げ、ピザなどの軽食も食べれます◎ バイブスも音楽もとても心地よく、そして何より夕日の時間に行くと素晴らしい景色なのでとてもおすすめです。 またチャングーに来たらこのバーには来たいと思います。素敵な時間をありがとうございました。

    hatsune “hacchan” toda Avatar hatsune “hacchan” toda
    October 12, 2023
  • I like this place.

    Hendrika LT Avatar Hendrika LT
    October 5, 2023
  • Great spot for a drink and food to capture a great sunset. The venue had an amazing style and was very aesthetically pleasing. We had a great time and the DJ was great, playing good music.

    Daniel Hines Avatar Daniel Hines
    October 12, 2023
  • The view is really good at sunset and there are lost of photo spots and the service is very nice friendly from elisia . Next time i will come back again.

    Thu Trexs Avatar Thu Trexs
    October 12, 2023
  • Alles toll dort, super Essen, tolle Location, sehr nette Bedienung, für Bali recht teuer, unbedingt zum sunset reservieren, vor allem am Wochenende. Grab Fahrer dürfen nicht aufs Gelände, da eigener Taxistand vorhanden ( Grab ist günstiger), man muss zum security Einlass vorlaufen... ist aber nicht schlimm und nicht weit ....alles in allem zu empfehlen 👍

    Pi Ki Avatar Pi Ki
    October 5, 2023
  • I went to Cafe Del Mar with my mom and sister and we had a wonderful time here. Pool water was so clean and moderate temperature, food also so good!! The staff called Sri was really friendly. She answered my many questions with a smile. Im pretty sure i will be back to here to make more memory with my friends!

    이루리 Avatar 이루리
    May 3, 2023
  • If you want to chill in a more laid back beach club with less crowd, this is the place to go! The oysters I ordered were also very fresh and they hv DJ playing nice music also (more on pop songs / EDM)

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    June 3, 2023

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