Tuesday, October 3, 2017

VIP Hour: 5:3O – 6:3O p.m.  

General Admission: 6:3O – 9 p.m. 



The Huntington’s Harvest Moon Celebration commemorates the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, a beloved tradition celebrated by family and friends in Chinese, Vietnamese, and other communities. Dating back more than 2,000 years, it marks the end of the summer harvest. The festival is a time to gather with loved ones outdoors, eat sweet moon cakes, admire the harvest moon, and celebrate the abundance of life. The full moon is a symbol of prosperity, wholeness, and reunion. Family and friends—no matter where they are in the world—can gaze upon and enjoy the same silver moon.

  • Enjoy a special evening strolling in Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園, one of the largest and most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China
  • Sample delicious Chinese and Asian-inspired cuisine, and sip wine, beer, Baijiu, and other beverages
  • Listen to traditional Chinese music performed live by the lake featuring the Traditional Chinese Musical Ensemble of the Tianjin Dance and Song Theatre of China
  • Moon Cake Demonstration
  • Just Added Moon Cake Demonstration: As a special bonus this year, Phoenix Bakery will be demonstrating the art of making moon cakes. Guests are invited to learn how the traditional sweets get filled and shaped into various intricate forms.


VIP Hour: early entry at 5:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . $148  [BUY]

(Includes special cocktail, sponsored by Yobo Soju served exclusively during the VIP Hour in the North Court of the Chinese Garden)

General Admission: 6:30 - 9 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $98  [

General Admission - MEMBERS: 6:30 - 9 p.m. . . .$88  [BUY]

Children 12-4 (3 and under free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25  [BUY]


This is an exclusive event with a limited number of tickets available; reserve your space early! Smart casual/festive attire. Comfortable shoes recommended. For our mobility-impaired guests, wheelchairs are available by advance reservation: 626-405-2123. Only the Chinese Garden and Boone Gallery will be open for this event. 


Photo Credit: Martha Benedict, Michelle Mishina, and Teresa and Rick Pepe



Food and Dessert (as of Sept. 21)


85C Bakery Bulgarini Gelato Dong Ting Chun Hai Di Lao Hotpot Hip Hot

Luscious Dumplings Chinese Laundry Food Truck Ritters Steam Kettle Cooking

Monkey Bar Nothing Bundt Cakes Simmer Huang Sichuan Impression WP 24 by Wolfgang Puck Dong Lai Shun

Huntington Hospitality Marion Crêpes


Beverages (as of Sept. 21)


Beijing Yogurt Changyu Beijing Erguotou Ohana Brewing


Yeo’s Yobo Soju Yanjing Beer


Sky Vision Insurance 
New Century BMW
Opal Level
CTBC BankHainan Airlines
Special acknowledgement to Cultural Consul Jin Gu and Jin Wang of Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles for their support of this event.


Sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact Fan Wang, 626-405-2123


If you would like to support Phase II of the Chinese Garden, visit us, or call 626-405-2277.


Photo credit: Martha Benedict, Michelle Mishina, and Teresa and Rick Pepe


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