Friday, February 13, 2015

2015 Chinese New Year Festival Events in Los Angeles

Below are some events for 2015 Chinese New Year around Los Angeles.

3rd Annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Westfield Santa Anita
400 S. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia
February 15 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The event kicks off with a special lion dance that will travel through the mall, bringing good fortune to all the shoppers and stores. Other activities taking place on The Promenade include a children's art display and craft table, live calligraphy painting, and a photo booth. There will also be live entertainment featuring traditional Chinese and Taiwanese Aboriginal music and dance performances.

14th Annual Lantern Festival at Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles St, Downtown Los Angeles

March 7 from 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Chinese American re-creation of a traditional village street fair featuring brilliant lantern displays, exciting musical, acrobatic and lion dance performances, enriching arts and crafts booths, and to cap off the evening,and to cap off the evening, a spirited glow-in-the-dark silver dragon stage performance to delight our senses!  Event-goers can try their hand at lantern-making, Chinese-opera style face painting, kite-building, Chinese paper-cutting, Origami, Chinese calligraphy, string-knotting, and much more! Free admission.

116th Annual Chinese New Year Festival
943-952 N. Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles

February 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us in ushering the new year at the Golden Dragon Parade. With over thousands and thousands of individuals lining the parade route and thousands viewing the telecast each year, this colorful celebration along North Broadway and Hill Street in Chinatown has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Community.

2015 Lunar New Year Festival
Downtown Monterey Park, Garvey Ave between Garfield & Alhambra Ave
February 7 - February 8 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monterey Park’s Lunar New Year festival features vendors offering unique gifts and specialty items, food booths with various types of delectable items, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment. The traditional New Year lion and dragon dancers along with firecrackers will kick-off the festival Saturday morning. Various types of entertainment will be featured on both days. A large carnival fun zone will be featured in parking lots at the corner of Garvey and Lincoln Avenues.

American Chinese Culture Association’s Chinese-American New Year Festival Gala at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 S. Mission Dr, San Gabriel
February 14 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The American Chinese Cultural Association presents the 2015 U.S. Chinese-American New Year Festival Gala. Performers will be from The Art Troupe of ACCA and other art associations from China and the local community. This variety show will include dance, instrumental music, song, and much more!

Celebrate 2015 Lunar New Year at Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way, Glendale

February 15 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Enjoy arts & crafts and entertainment including a Chinese Lion Dance, Korean Fan Dance, Taiping Drums and other special performances. 

Chinese Cultural Arts Celebration at Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
February 21 & February 22 from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Visitors can experience the beauty of Chinese music, dance, and culture as the arrival of the Year of the Sheep is celebrated at a Chinese New Year festival.  All activities are included with general admission.

Chinese New Year Carnival at Huntington Middle School
1700 Huntington Dr, San Marino
February 21 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Chinese New Year at Kidspace
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena
February 1 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kidspace will be bringing in the new spring with an interactive dragon dance, a Chinese calligraphy station, tangram puzzles, Chinese drum making, cherry blossom painting, traditional Chinese games and good fortune food.

Chinese New Year Celebration at the War Memorial Building
1500 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena

February 23 at 11:45 AM
South Pasadena Chinese-American Club luncheon celebration, music and dancers.

The Great Chinatown Hunt
Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles
February 22 at 11:00 AM
Get ready for a clue-solving adventure. Search for clues throughout this lively neighborhood of contrasts: discover ancient traditions alongside experimental art; explore picturesque alleyways and traditional temples, bustling shops and hidden courtyards. You'll also be sent on two challenging Mini-Quests, where you must successfully complete a series of unique tasks to win extra bonus points. Discover the sights, smells and sounds of Asia...all right here in Los Angeles! This hunt is moderately challenging. $40.00 per person. 

Welcoming the Year of the Sheep Festival/Carnival in Alhambra
February 21 from 10:00 AM– 5:00 PM
A large-scale Lunar New Year celebration, this Southern California event begins with a three-week art exhibit in Alhambra City Hall. The main celebration is a one-day street festival on Valley Blvd.

Year of the Sheep Celebration Dinner at WP24
900 W. Olympic Blvd, Downtown Los Angeles
February 17 - February 28
8-course prix fixe menu for $180.00 per person.

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