Lunar New Year events in Southern California staff KABC logo
The Year of the Rat begins January 25, 2020, and ends on February 11, 2021.

Here's a list of Lunar New Year events in Southern California. Share your celebrations with #abc7eyewitness!


2020 Oshogatsu Family Festival

Japanese American National Museum

100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles

January 5

Admission to all exhibitions is free, and you can enjoy special performances, crafts, and activities, including a Mochitsuki performance by Kodama Taiko, candy sculptures, face painting, lucky new year foods, and more.

Lunar New Year Festival 2020 in Monterey Park

Garvey Avenue between Garfield Avenue & Alhambra Avenue, Monterey Park

January 11 and 12

The free, two-day "Block Party on Garvey Avenue" is expected to attract over 250,000 visitors, with over 200 booths, 50 food vendors, 15 cultural performances, family activities, lion and dragon dancers, singing contests, and a lucky drawing.

2020 Lunar New Year Celebration

The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale

January 9

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with lively performances, gourmet food, and cultural activities on The Green.

9th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration in Beverly Hills

Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills

January 18

The event includes a variety show featuring performance groups from Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, a "Jing-Jin-Ji" photo exhibition and a cultural heritage crafts display and demonstration.

Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City

January 23 through February 9

Enjoy fun activities, live entertainment and Asian dishes with characters from "Kung Fu Panda" and "Transformers," along with the Minions and Hello Kitty.

Midnight Temple Ceremony

Thien Hau Temple, 756 Yale Street, Los Angeles

January 24-25

The annual midnight Chinese New Year celebration is complete with traditional incense burning and offerings, traditional lion dancers, and 500,000 firecrackers in action. It's a free event and open to the public.

Port of Los Angeles Lunar New Year Festival

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M White Drive, San Pedro

January 25

This free cultural festival offers free parking, free admission, and free entertainment, including face painting, crafts, a petting zoo and fireworks finale.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Santa Monica Place

395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

January 25

The celebrations will include traditional cultural performance and arts and crafts. Enjoy special offers from participating stores & restaurants at Santa Monica Place.

Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat Celebration

The Original Farmers Market, 6333 W.3rd Street, Los Angeles

January 26

Festivities include lion dances, Korean fan dances, a magic show, martial arts, arts and crafts and more.

The 121st LA Golden Dragon Parade

North Broadway and Hill Street between Bernard Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles

February 1

Over 100,000 spectators will line the parade route. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce-sponsored parade includes two-dozen floats, marching bands, local officials, entertainers and groups, celebrating Chinese culture and ethnic diversity.

29th Annual Alhambra Lunar New Year Celebration

Valley Blvd. from Almansor Street to Vega Street, Alhambra

February 1

The Chinese-American commercial district will host 250 booths, with a dragon boat rowing station, an auto square, children's workshops, a health fair and cultural demonstrations.

The Huntington Chinese New Year Festival

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino

February 1 and 2

The two-day festival includes lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts, Chinese music and dance, painting and calligraphy demonstrations, children's activities, and more.

San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival

San Gabriel Mission District, 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel

February 8

The festival combines tradition with modern celebrations, resulting in a unique festival that is enjoyable for all. The festival will consist of Street Food Fair, Marketplace, Carnival Games, Chalk Art Contest, and Kids Zone. Free Admission.

Firecracker 5/10K, Kid/Dog Run/Walk & Bike Ride

Chinatown, Los Angeles

February 15

Participants will celebrate the Year of the Rat with a 5K and 10K run/walk, bike ride, kiddie run, PAW'er Dog Walk and Firecracker Festival.


Lunar New Year at the Disneyland Resort

Disney California Adventure, Anaheim

January 17 through February 9

Embrace new beginnings and ancient traditions at a festival featuring Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession, unique holiday entertainment, delicious Asian food, festive characters and décor.

Tet Festival

OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa

January 24, 25 and 26

Over 100,000 guests will celebrate over the three days, enjoying traditional foods, live entertainment, cultural displays, festive games, spectacular firecracker shows and pho-eating contests.

South Coast Plaza celebrates the Year of the Rat

3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa

January 25 and 26, February 1 and 2

Enjoy Asian cultural performances and new talents, including Lion Dance, UniStar Children's Variety Show, Konnect Dance Group, Goreu Traditional Art Group and more.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Irvine Spectrum Center

670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine

February 1

Head to the Giant Wheel courtyard and check out activities that include Chinese dragon dancers, lion dancers, fortune cookies, lucky envelopes and arts and crafts.


2020 Riverside Lunar Festival

Mission Inn Ave between Lime and Orange, Riverside

January 25 and 26

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with delicious food, shopping, and cultural performances including lion dancers, Shaolin Kung Fu, Taiko drums, and more.

Ontario Mills Lunar New Year Festival

Fashion Alley at 1 Mills Circle, Ontario

January 31, February 1 and 2

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a family-friendly festival including face painting, lion dancers, Kung Fu and more.


Ventura County Chinese American Association Chinese New Year Celebration

Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo

February 29

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with entertainment, crafts, souvenirs and food trucks.

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