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Chinese New Year Celebration at the Lansu Chinese Garden
Learn more about Chinese New Year, the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su's two-week celebration.
January 28, 2017 10:00am to February 6, 2017 5:00pm
The Year of the Rooster begins January 28, 2017! People born in the Year of the Rooster are generally observant, hardworking and courageous.
Learn more about Chinese New Year, the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su's two-week celebration. The celebration kicks off on Saturday, January 28 with "Rolling in the Wealth," a traditional good fortune and prosperity activity of rolling oranges and gold coins through Lan Su's front door. "Rolling in the Wealth" is followed by a lion dance performance, and much more! Every guest visiting on January 28 will also receive a hong bao, or traditional lucky red envelope.
The celebration ends with several nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and a lively dragon procession. A separate admission ticket is required for this event.
Weekends during Chinese New Year feature:
- Lion dances
- Cultural performances
- Local school performances
- Family friendly craft activities
- Chinese Calligraphy demonstrations
- Chinese Folk Art
- Martial Arts performances
- The Chinese wishing tree
Weekdays offer a sneak peek at Lan Su's 2017 events and activities, including Cuisines of China, Lan Su in Bloom, Chinese Fun and Games, and more.
Please note: For the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, entry may be limited at peak times of visitation to meet fire code regulations. Expect lines at times on opening day and weekend days. Plan for the most auspicious visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities! "Rolling in the Wealth" orange and coin rolling is limited to the first 100 visitors.
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Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.
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