We have a rainy weekend coming up - and if you are looking for places celebrating the Lunar New Year - we have a couple of indoor ideas :)
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Ring in the Lunar New Year with heartwarming traditions and wishes for a wonderful future! This year is the year of the Pig!
- 37th Annual Tet Festival: The world’s largest Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival returns to the OC Fair & Events Center this year. The event features traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, traditional customs, and more. February 8-10, 2019.
- Segerstrom Center for the Arts: Celebrate the Year of the Pig through Eastern and Western music as the center celebrates this annual festival observed by Asian cultures in Orange County and around the world. The interactive Musical Carnival takes place in the concert hall lobby at 9 am (10 am concert) and 12:15 (for 11:30 concert). Kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet the performers, and enjoy musical arts and crafts themed to the concert. In the evening, audiences will come together for a colorful presentation of Easter and Western music and dance. Note: Performance usually sells out. February 9, 2019 at 10 am, 11:30 am, and 8 pm.
- Irvine Spectrum Center: Enjoy a free, outdoor, family-friendly celebration commemorating the year of the pig! Activities take place in the Giant Wheel Court and include lucky red envelopes, Lion Dance, Chinese dragon dance, greeters distributing fortune cookies, arts and crafts, entertainment, and more. February 10, 2019 12 pm to 2 pm.
- San Clemente Outlets: Families are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year at Outlets at San Clemente, presented by the Irvine Chinese School, Marian Bergeson Elementary School’s Mandarin Immersion Program based in Laguna Niguel and the Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society based out of San Diego. The free, family-friendly event will include a 30-foot Dragon Dance, interactive Lion Dances for kids, traditional Chinese songs, martial arts demonstrations, arts and crafts activities, Red Envelopes and more.