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SOLD OUT - Chinese New Year Festival

Sat., Feb. 5, 2022 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Chinese Garden
Event Notes: 
SOLD OUT - Check online for cancellations. No walk-ins.
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Member tickets and public tickets for Saturday, Feb. 5 and Sunday, Feb. 6 are sold out. Ticket requests by phone or email will not be honored. Please check the links above as cancellations are processed. A limited number of same-day tickets will be released Saturday and Sunday morning by 9:30 a.m. Advance online reservations are required to attend the festival. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Festival reservations include general admission to The Huntington.

Celebrate the lunar new year and welcome the Year of the Tiger at The Huntington’s Chinese New Year Festival Feb. 5 and 6. Families can enjoy lion dancers, a mask-changing artist, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese music, art and craft demonstrations, and more. The festivities will take place in and around the Chinese Garden and other performance spaces.

Programming is subject to change without notice. Advanced reservations are required. Capacity is limited.

In accordance with the mandate from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding masks, all visitors regardless of vaccination status are required to wear masks indoors. (Children under age 2 are exempt.) Masks are strongly recommended outdoors in crowded settings. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

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Schedule of Events

Martial Arts
Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA
Huntington Art Gallery, East Lawn
10:30–10:50 a.m., 2:30–2:50 p.m.

Lion Dancers
Northern Shaolim Kung Fu
Huntington Art Gallery, East Lawn
12:30–12:50 p.m., 3:30–3:50 p.m.

Mask Changer (Bian Lian)
Wei Qi Zhong
Munger Research Center Plaza
11–11:20 a.m., 1–1:20 p.m., 3–3:20 p.m.

Chinese Opera: Scenes from The Peony Pavilion
Chinese Kwun Opera Society
Chinese Garden, Celebration Court
11–11:20 a.m., 1–1:20 p.m.

Calligraphy Demonstrations
Tang Qingnian
Chinese Garden, North Court
10 a.m.–noon, 2–4 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)
11–11:20 a.m., 1–1:20 p.m., 3–3:30 p.m.

Live Music
String and Bamboo Orchestra
Chinese Garden
11 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–4 p.m.

Live Music
Han Ensemble
Chinese Garden, Clear and Transcendent Pavilion
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Brush Painting
Peifang Liang
Chinese Garden, North Court
11 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–4 p.m.

Chinese Floral Arts Displays
Rosa Zee, Chinese Floral Arts Foundation, USA Charter
Chinese Garden, Celebration Court
10 a.m–5 p.m.

Penjing and Viewing Stone Display
Southern Breeze Tree and Stone Society
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art Loggia
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Chinese New Year Festival Photo Experience
Create a photo keepsake and pose with lion dancers.
$10 set includes two 4-by-6-inch instant photos and a digital download.
Barth Entry Grove
Noon–4:30 p.m.

Red Car Coffee Shop | 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
House-made almond cookies: $2.50 each
House-made five-spice wontons: $7.50 per package
Fosselman’s ice cream (taro, green tea, red bean, lychee, yuzu sorbet): $4.25 (single), $6.25 (double)
Taro milk tea (hot or cold): $4.50 (12 oz.), $6 (16 oz.)

1919 Cafe | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Grab & Go: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Hot food stations: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

House-made almond cookies: $2.50 each

Deli station
Vegetable spring rolls with sweet Thai chili sauce: $5.50
Tea eggs: $3.95 for two
Egg drop soup: $5.50 (cup), $7.50 (bowl)
Hot and sour soup: $5.50 (cup), $7.50 (bowl)
Cucumber salad: $15 (full salad only)
Chinese chicken salad: $16.50 (full salad only)

Cactus Station ($11 for five pieces)
Shrimp shumai
Pork potstickers
Chicken potstickers
Potato potstickers

Ovens Station ($19.50 for one entree + two sides, $30 for two entrees + two sides)
Chinese spare ribs
Steamed white fish
Black pepper chicken wings

Grill Station ($12 for three buns, $21 for three buns + two sides)
Pork belly steamed buns
Jackfruit steamed buns

Jasmine rice
Fried eggplant
Garlic ginger bok choy
Sichuan green beans

Jade Court Cafe | 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Chicken lettuce cups: $13
Hong Shao tofu: $15.50
Orange chicken: $16.50
Sichuan beef: $17.50
Chilled sesame-soy shrimp noodle salad: $15.50
Vegetable lo mein: $14.50
Dan dan noodles: $15.50
Char siu pork fried rice: $12.50
Sesame cucumber salad: $9.50
Steamed jasmine rice; $3
Five-spice sweet wonton crisps: $7.50
House-made almond cookies: $2.50

Food Trucks
Dina’s Dumplings: Steamed and pan-fried Chinese deliciousness - Huntington Art Gallery Circle
The Tropic Truck: Cali-Caribbean cuisine featuring grilled seafood - Boone Gallery Circle
Trapiyaki: Teppan-grilled beef, chicken, shrimp, and tofu with mixed veggies and fried or white rice - Boone Gallery Circle
Salt N’ Pepper Truck: Hoagies, sandwiches, melts, and loaded fries - Botanical Circle
Fluff Ice: Shaved ice desserts—light, creamy, and full of flavor - Botanical Circle


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

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

Special thanks to The Huntington’s volunteers and Rosa Zee and the Chinese Floral Arts Foundation volunteers. Festival floral arrangements by Margit Holakoui.