COVID-friendly Lunar New Year events in Southern California

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

Events are subject to change based on public health restrictions and recommendations. Check event websites for details.

Monterey Park's Lunar New Year 2021 - Virtual
Through February 26
Monterey Park's traditional Lunar New Year street festival has been canceled. However, the city wants to help families get the New Year started off right with some fun and rewarding activities.

2021 Lunar New Year Celebration
The Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
January 27-February 12
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with an art installation in the Grand Court. Also follow their Instagram for Chinese Zodiac readings, cultural storytelling and more!

Citadel Outlets Lunar New Year Red Envelope Giveaway
100 Citadel Drive, Los Angeles
February 5-21
The outlets will be honoring the ancient "Red Envelope" gifting tradition by giving away red envelopes filled with center promotions.

Lunar New Year Light Program at Santa Monica Pier
380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
February 12
See the Pacific Wheel in Santa Monica lit red and gold in recognition of Year of the Ox! You can also watch the ceremony virtually at

Lunar New Year Celebration at Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica
February 12
See ornate red and gold lanterns illuminate Center Plaza, takeaway keepsake Lunar New Year craft kits for the kids, and get red envelopes with special deals from participating shops and restaurants at Santa Monica Place this Lunar New Year. Cherry blossom Wishing Trees will also be available for well-wishers to hang their wish for prosperity and renewal for the new year.

"Mulan" showing at the SFC Drive-in
Santa Monica Airport
3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica
February 12
Join Street Food Cinema as they pay homage to the Lunar New Year with a viewing of the Disney classic "Mulan." Tickets are on sale now on their site.

2021 Lunar New Year Celebration
Virtually from USC Pacific Asia Museum
February 13, 11am-5pm
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with USC PAM's virtual Lunar New Year festival, which will include streamed video performances and demonstrations of Lunar New Year-inspired crafts.

The 122nd LA Golden Dragon Parade
Virtually Facebook Live
February 13, 1pm-4pm
Watch this amazing tradition take place virtually for the first time! Check out the event page to RSVP:

Virtual Chinese New Year Festival
Virtually from Bowers Museum
February 28, 11am
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with music, art, and dance, live streamed at

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