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January - February

Lunar New Year Festivals (citywide)

Lunar New Year is an Asian festival celebrated at the turn of the lunisolar Chinese calendar.

Traditionally, celebrations run from the eve to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. It is celebrated in countries and territories with sizable Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

USC Pacific Asia Museum

February 10, 2024

Southern California’s only museum and U.S. university dedicated to the Pacific and arts of Asia. Since 1971, USC Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults and scholars through its education and outreach programs.

Join the museum for their annual Lunar New Year festival celebrating the “Year of the Dragon.” Visiting guests will gain free admission to the galleries, performances, artmaking workshops, food trucks and more.

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Cost: Free

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The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

February 10 - 11, 2024

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Dragon at the Chinese New Year Festival at The Huntington. This family-friendly event features lion dancers, a mask-changing artist, martial arts demonstrations, contemporary dance, floral arts, and more.


  • Reservations required for all visitors and Members
  • Event is rain or shine


  • Adult: $29
  • Senior: $24
  • Student (with ID): $24
  • Military (with ID): $24
  • Youth (4-11): $13
  • Child (Under 4): Free
  • Group Admission (15-20): $23

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Lunar New Year at One Colorado

February 25, 2024

Join One Colorado on February 25th to celebrate the Year of the Dragon at their Lunar New Year event. Dance along to live traditional music before enjoying group performances interpreting their perspective of the lion and dragon. There will be red envelope giveaways for guests containing special promotions. All month long, you may leave your wishes for the new year at their Wishing Tree.

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Lunar New Year at Kidspace Children's Museum

February 24 - 25, 2024, 10:00am - 3:15pm

The family-friendly festivities at Kidspace Children's Museum will honor the Year of the Dragon with music, dance, art, and storytelling. Spectacular traditional lion dog and dragon dances will fill the courtyard on Saturday and Sunday at 11:15 am with the East Wind Foundation. Families can imagine dragons with timeless tales from storyteller Barbara Wong in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater. On Saturday, create a dragon with painting, drawing, and puppet-making workshops with support from USC Pacific Asia Museum. On Sunday, join the Magic Pens Art and Writing Club from Field Elementary's Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program.

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