Chinese New Year Festival

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Dragon during 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 music.

  • Reservations are required for all visitors and Members. Capacity is limited.
  • Event takes place rain or shine; programming subject to change without notice.

Event Program and Map

Event Schedule

MARTIAL ARTS
Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA
Huntington Art Gallery, East Lawn
10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

LION DANCERS
Northern Shaolim Kung Fu
Huntington Art Gallery, East Lawn
12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

BIAN LIAN (MASK CHANGER)
Wei Qi Zhong
Haaga Hall
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

MARTIAL ARTS
K-STAR Contortion and Martial Arts
Rothenberg Hall
11 a.m., 1 p.m.

CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATIONS
Tang Qingnian
Scott Galleries of American Art Loggia
10 a.m.–noon, 2–4 p.m.

CHINESE OPERA
Saturday:
Gift of the Sword from Mount Phoenix
Sunday: The Banquet from the Palace of Long Life
Chinese Kwun Opera Society
Chinese Garden, Celebration Court
11 a.m., 1 p.m.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES CENTER
Storytime Theater: Readings by Oliver Chin
Munger Research Center Plaza
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Arts and Crafts
Munger Research Center Plaza
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

BOOK SIGNINGS
Author Oliver Chin
In front of the Store
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Illustrator Jennifer Wood
In front of the Store
12–3 p.m.

WUSHU TAI CHI, INCLUDING SWORD, SPEAR, AND FAN, WITH TAIKO DRUMS
Guo Jie Tai Chi Academy
Dorothy Collins Brown Garden Lawn (outside Scott Galleries of American Art)
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC
Han Music Ensemble
Chinese Garden
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 2–4 p.m.

BRUSH PAINTING
Peifang Liang
Chinese Garden, Terrace of the Jade Mirror
11 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–4 p.m.

Each performance runs about 20 minutes.

CHINESE FLORAL ARTS DISPLAYS
Rosa Zee, Chinese Floral Arts Foundation, USA Charter
Chinese Garden, Penjing Court
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

PENJING AND VIEWING STONE DISPLAY
Southern Breeze Tree and Stone Society
The Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

EDUCATIONAL TREE STYLING BY JASON CHAN
The Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court
11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL PHOTO EXPERIENCE
$15 set includes two 4-by-6-inch instant photos and a digital download.
Barth Family Entry Grove and Chinese Garden
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Chinese New Year Dining Specials

Visit the following venues for special Chinese New Year menu items:

Red Car coffee shop | 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
House-Made Almond Cookies
House-Made Five-Spice Wontons
Fosselman’s Ice Cream (Taro, Green Tea, Red Bean, Lychee, Yuzu Sorbet)

1919 Cafe
Grab & Go: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Hot Food Stations: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Deli Station
Lotus Root and Pork Soup
Chinese Mushroom and Tofu Soup
Cucumber Salad
Chinese Chicken Salad

Cactus Station
Char Siu Steamed Bun
BBQ Mushroom Steamed Bun

Ovens & Grill Stations
Ginger Soy Braised Beef Short Ribs
Black Bean Catfish
Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Peking Duck with Chinese Pancake
Black Pepper Chicken
Jasmine Rice
Fried Eggplant
Sichuan Green Beans

Jade Court Cafe | 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Chicken Lettuce Cups
Mapo Tofu
Orange Chicken
Stir-Fry Catfish
Chilled Sesame-Soy Shrimp Noodle Salad
Vegetable Lo Mein
Dan Dan Noodles
Taiwanese Pork Fried Rice
Sesame Cucumber Salad
Steamed Jasmine Rice
Matcha Crème Brûlée
Five-Spice Sweet Wonton Crisps
House-Made Almond Cookies

Freshwater Pavilion | 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Tea, Boba, Light Fare

Food Trucks (subject to change)
Magic Hibachi
Japanese stir-fry and Asian fusion bowls
Huntington Art Gallery Circle

Westside Banh Mi
Sandwiches and tacos
Huntington Art Gallery Circle

Drizzle
Funnel cakes and ice cream
Botanical Circle

The Tropic Truck
Cali-Caribbean cuisine featuring grilled seafood
Boone Gallery Circle

Rice Balls of Fire
Korean fusion sushi burritos, burgers, and fries
Boone Gallery Circle

Sponsors

East West Bank is the sole corporate sponsor of the Chinese New Year Festival at The Huntington.

Additional funding provided by the Justin Vajna Memorial Fund for Educational Programs in the Chinese Garden.

Questions? Please contact tickets@huntington.org.