Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Los Angeles
The year of the rooster is here and Chinese new year celebrations will be underway! The Lunar New Year begins Saturday, January 28, 2017. Check out some of these fun and festive celebrations in LA with your family.
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Follow the journey of the Little Lantern during the heartwarming nighttime water show from now until February 5th, at Paradise Bay in California Adventure. The story of the lantern’s quest to return tho his family is told with 2 distinctive styles of animation that fill the screen, while sky-high fountains and dazzling light effects dance to a moving musical score. The show runs nightly.
This year, the “Charming Beijing” variety show will feature live acrobatic and musical performances, a photo exhibition, a beautiful display of Beijing’s handcrafting traditions, and a lovely exhibition of cultural heritage of the people of Beijing and their love of life. This annual show at the Saban Theatre sells out quickly so make sure to get your tickets soon!
Come out to Santa Monica Place on January 28 from 2-6pm for a celebration for cultural performances, art and crafts, food and shopping. And if that’s not enough, take advantage of the gorgeous city, beach nearby and pier.
Don’t miss out on this seven block festival in downtown Monterey Park filled with food, dancers, cultural activities, crafts, art and fun family-friendly activities. With over 50,000 visitors, this festival is the place to be this Chinese New Year. Check them out on January 28th and January 29th (rescheduled from January 21st and 22nd due to weather).
On Saturday, February 11, 2017, head out to Alhambra for their annual Lunar Festival. There will be more than 250 vendors, cultural performances, games, food, and more. The festival begins at 10am and ends at 5:30pm on Valley Boulevard between Almansor and Vega. This event is free to all and the perfect place to bring your whole family.
The oldest celebration and parade in Los Angeles, this is one iconic tradition that you shouldn’t miss! Come see almost 2 dozen floats, entertainers, multiple marching bands, government officials, dignitaries, local business and cultural groups and dancers. The Golden Dragon Parade embraces ethnic diversity and both Chinese and Chinese-American culture. Come join the Parade on February 4th at 1pm.