10 + Inspiring Ways to Celebrate Lunar New Year in LA
Lunar New Year

10 + Inspiring Ways to Celebrate Lunar New Year in LA

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Are you looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate the Lunar New Year with your family? The year of the Rabbit is set to be an extra special one in Los Angeles! From traditional cultural events to creative activities, LA is full of opportunities for you and your kiddos to get in on all the festivities. Read on for our guide to some amazing Lunar New Year celebrations happening in Los Angeles that are sure to bring joy and laughter to your family!

The Best Spots to Welcome the Lunar New Year for 2023

L.A. Zoo Community Nights Lunar New Year Nights at the L.A. Zoo

January 6-22 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights)
All ages

A showcase of spectacular Chinese Cultural performances by Wushu Shaolin Entertainment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights beginning January 6.

Food trucks Café Vietnam and Rice Balls of Fire will be in Treetops Terrace.*

Performances (15-20 minutes) throughout the night in Treetops Terrace.

  • Dragon Dance Parade – 6:30 p.m.
  • Chinese Dancers – 7 p.m.
  • Lion Dance Performance – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wushu Warriors Live – 8 p.m.
  • Legend of the Dragon Show – 8:30 p.m.
  • Legend of Mulan Show – 9 p.m.
  • Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Disney’s California Adventure

Head to the Disneyland Resort for a multicultural celebration to ring in the Lunar New Year at California Adventure. Festivities celebrating the Year of the Tiger include Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, special dining options featuring Asian cuisine, live performances, and character meet-and-greets, including the very first park appearance by Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon. You’ll also find specially-themed merchandise across the park. The festival runs January 20 to February 15, 2023.

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Los Angeles Lunar New Year Events

Check out our Community Calendar for more local events!

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2023 OSHOGATSU FAMILY FESTIVAL—YEAR OF THE RABBIT

Jan 8 – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Japanese American National Museum

Join us as we welcome the Year of the Rabbit with cultural performances, crafts, and activities for families and kids of all ages!

Lunar New Year Community Event at RUNWAY Playa Vista
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LUNAR NEW YEAR COMMUNITY EVENT AT RUNWAY PLAYA VISTA

Jan 15 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Admission is free. Raffle prizes, food trucks, traditional Chinese arts and crafts, games and activities, live performances.

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LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Venice Branch – Los Angeles Public Library

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us! Enjoy crafts, snacks, and music as we usher in the Year of the Rabbit. Materials will be provided. For ages 4 and up.

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LUNAR NEW YEAR

Jan 21 – 22 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Citadel Outlets

Citadel Outlets will host a Lunar New Year Celebration with exciting lion dances traditionally used to bring good luck and fortune.

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LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Jan 21 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Plaza West Covina

Enjoy a beautiful Chinese Cultural Showcase featuring Dragon & Lion Dancing, Wushu acrobats, Chinese Face Changer, Shaolin Warriors and much more!

9th Annual Port of Los Angeles Lunar New Year Festival
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9TH ANNUAL PORT OF LOS ANGELES LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

Jan 21 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for live music, dancers, crafts, and more, all leading up to a joyful conclusion!

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LUNAR NEW YEAR@PAM

Jan 22 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
USC Pacific Asia Museum

Enjoy a traditional lion dance, storytelling, calligraphy and crafts, food trucks, free admission to the museum, and a final chance to view the special exhibition, After Modernism: Through the Lens of Wayne Thom.

Lunar New Year Celebration at South Coast Botanic Garden
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LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AT SOUTH COAST BOTANIC GARDEN

Jan 28 – 29 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Crafting Chinese zodiac scrolls, making paper lanterns, cutting Chinese paper, playing Chinese games, watching a Chinese calligrapher in action, and storytelling are just a few of the experiences available throughout the course of the weekend.

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CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT AT SANTA MONICA PLACE

Jan 28 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The festivities consist of  Lion dances, Chinese Dough Artists, balloon artists, music, store special deals, and more are all included.

What fun activities is your family doing to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit? Share your traditions with us in our Local Anchor Facebook group.

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