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Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year in LA? (Los Angeles)

Asian communities in the L.A. area and O.C. are getting ready to celebrate the Chinese and Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

​The day of the Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday of the year for nearly 1.5 million persons of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent in Southern California. It is celebrated with colorful festivals, parades, and most importantly, large family gatherings. It is also a time when ancestors are fondly remembered and families give thanks for their blessings. Red packets of money (“Lai See” or “Hung Bao”) and firecrackers add fun and excitement to the Chinese New Year celebration.

Come join us on January 28 at 10:20 AM as we celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year Day and attend the 113th Annual Golden Dragon Parade in Los Angeles Chinatown. More details at Protected content

More ideas to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

Chinese New Year in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills is celebrating its first Chinese New Year on Rodeo Drive with dragon dancers and a Chinese drum corp as well as refreshments, specials and extended hours at surrounding businesses. Check in at the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau table near the Lladro boutique for special deals and prizes.
When: Friday, January 20, Protected content , 6-9 pm
Where: Protected content of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
Cost: Free
Parking: Metered street or pay lots in the area
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Lunar New Year at Disneyland
Disneyland will celebrate the Lunar New Year with performances by Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese musicians and dancers in front of "it's a small world." Disneyland park guests will also be able to visit with Mulan, Mushu and other Disney characters.
When: January Protected content , 2012, regular park hours
Where: Disneyland
Cost: Standard Disneyland Admission
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Chinese New Year Festival in Monterey Park
Floral Fair features flower arranging, food, entertainment, arts and crafts for all ages and carnival rides.
When: January Protected content , 2012, Sat 9:30 am Protected content
Where: Garvey Ave between Garfield and Nicholson Avenues, Monterrey Park
Cost: Free
Parking: Shuttles will be provided from three school parking lots. Parking Map
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Tet Festival in Garden Grove
Sponsored by the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California, the Tet Festival in Garden Grove is celebrating its 30th year in Protected content . Festivities include dragon dancers, pageants, entertainment, rides, food and cultural booths.
When: January Protected content , 2012, Fri Protected content , Sat 10 am Protected content , Sun 10 am Protected content
Where: Garden Grove Park, Protected content Blvd, Garden Grove, CA, Protected content
Cost: $5 adults, $4 children 48" and under, babies and toddlers Free.
Parking: at the park
Info: Protected content

Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese New Year Festival in Chinatown
For Protected content , the two-day Chinese New Year Festival in Chinatown has been canceled, but the Golden Dragon Parade will still take place.
When: January 28, Protected content , Sat 1 pm
Where: Parade route starts at Main and Cesar Chavez, heads west on Cesar Chavez, north on Broadway, west on Bernard and south on Hill St. in Chinatown. Parade Route Map
Cost: Free to view from the street, $25 grandstand tickets available
Parking: Map
Metro: Gold Line to Chinatown Station
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The Chinese American Museum Lantern Festival at Olvera Street
Live entertainment, including lion dancers, acrobatics, musical, and dance performances, craft workshops and free entrance to the Chinese American Museum.
When: March 2, Protected content , noon to 7 pm
Where: Protected content Angeles Street at El Pueblo Historic Site/Olvera Street
Cost: Free
Parking: Pay lots in the area
Metro: Union Station
Info: Protected content

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