The Lion Dance kicks off the Chinese New Year celebration on Sunday night.

Prince Rupert celebrates Chinese New Year

The Nisga'a Hall was packed on Sunday night as hundreds came out to celebrate Chinese New Year.

The Nisga’a Hall was packed on Sunday night as hundreds came out to celebrate Chinese New Year.

It is the Year of the Horse  in 2014 and members of the Chinese community put together an evening to remember. In addition to dozens of door prizes donated from businesses on the North Coast and Lucky Money for youth and seniors, the sold out crowd got to witness a Lion Dance to start the evening and entertainment that ranged from dances and songs to skits and an opera.

Along with dignitaries including Mayor Jack Mussallem and MLA Jennifer Rice, this year the Chinese Consulate once again sent representation to Prince Rupert to partake in the festivities.