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Pasadena Celebrates the “Year of the Pig” with Festive Events, Hotel Packages and More This February

January 16, 2019

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Lunar New Year, USC Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena

Pasadena, CA, (January 16, 2019) – The “Year of the Pig” will bring good fortune, generosity and more favorable traits to those born within its zodiac calendar, but for anyone looking to celebrate the Chinese New Year, Pasadena will offer a handful of festive events and hotel packages to honor the annual tradition, starting February 1st. To honor the February 5th holiday, Visit Pasadena will create engaging social content highlight many of these citywide events.

For more information about what’s taking place in Pasadena, see below:




Happy Shrimp with Honey and Walnuts (Courtesy of the Langham Huntington, Pasadena)


The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the historic yet remarkable hotel will offer a selection of traditional dishes, in addition to the regular a la carte menu at its prestigious Terrace restaurant, available February 2nd -12th.

Dishes include:

  • Crispy Sichuan Pepper Ribs – $28
  • Wok Shrimp with Honey Walnuts – $24
  • Numbing Spicy Wontons – $16
  • Black Pepper-glazed Duck Breast Bao – $27

For more information, and to make reservations visit


“The Golden Pig” (Courtesy of the Langham Huntington, Pasadena)


The Tap Room will also be serving “The Golden Pig” ($18.88), a special cocktail with Whistle pig whiskey, carpano antica, angostura bitters and garnished with a gold dusted strip of crispy bacon.

Hotel Constance

Poon Choi Lunar New Year Celebration – Saturday, February 2, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Join the Hotel Constance for a celebration of the Lunar New Year with a special treat. Poon Choi from LiOrient in Downtown Los Angeles. Described as a traditional Chinese New Year dish, Poon Choi comes from Hong Kong and is significant to Chinese around the world. The abundance of mouth-watering ingredients in this dish makes it truly exceptional. It has long been associated with celebrations of the Lunar New Year. Among the items in the Hotel Constance Poon Choi will be roast duck, roast pig, shrimp, abalone and many other tasty ingredients.

Guests will be treated to a champagne toast and are eligible to win prizes including an airline ticket to the Philippines. Tickets are $188 each. Table sponsorships begin at $999. This once-a-year event can truly be enjoyed by the entire family.  For more details, please contact Cydney Ee at (323) 500-1180.




The Huntington’s Chinese Garden


The Huntington Gardens’ Chinese New Year Festival: February 2-3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens as the Year of the Pig begins. Families can enjoy crowd-pleasing lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese music and dance, calligraphy demonstrations, children’s activities, and more. The festivities will take place in and around The Huntington’s beautiful Chinese Garden and other performance spaces. General admission.




Lunar New Year, Pasadena

USC Pacific Asia Museum


USC Pacific Asia Museum Lunar New Year Festival: February 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Join the museum for their annual Lunar New Year festival celebrating the “Year of the Pig.” Visiting guests will gain free admission to the galleries, performances, artmaking workshops and more. The main stage performances include a Lion Dance and martial arts presentation from the Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Association, classical musicians from the Pasadena Symphony, and a special delegation from the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music performing a variety of traditional and contemporary music and dance pieces. Plus art activities, food trucks and a musical petting zoo. For more information, visit


Lunar New Year Festival: Mahjong Workshop – Sunday, February 2, noon – 4 p.m.
Developed in China, Mahjong is a tile-based game that has become very popular all over the world and online. Join Playhouse District at Pasadena Playhouse Courtyard for a free mahjong workshop. For more information, call (626) 744-0340 or visit


About the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting Pasadena as a leading meeting, convention and leisure travel destination.  With nearly 650 restaurants per capita than New York City for guests to enjoy, including shopping and entertainment, Pasadena offers something for everyone. For more information about planning a trip to Pasadena, contact the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 307-7977 or log on to

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Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Contact:
Crystal Williams
Communications Manager
Office: (626) 817-5606
[email protected]

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