Celebrating the Chinese New Year in LA 2023


We are leaving behind the year of the tiger and welcoming the year of the rabbit with the Chinese New Year! We gathered a few different family friendly celebrations going on in the area to celebrate the beginning of the year of the rabbit. 

California Adventure Park 

Although the Chinese New Year starts on the 22nd, celebration at the California Adventure Park on Friday the 20th. You can expect innovative menus honoring Chinese cuisine, kid friendly crafts and activities as well as fun and unique merchandise. The Mulan Lunar New Year procession is a colorful march honoring family, friendship and much more. You can catch all this from January 20th till February 15th. 

Golden Dragon Parade 

It may be the year of the rabbit but the golden dragon will continue to be a showstopper at the annual golden dragon parade. Be a part of one of the oldest celebrations in LA, this year the 124th annual golden dragon parade will be kicking off at 1pm on January the 28th, it will start at Hill and Ord and conclude at Broadway and Cesar Chavez streets. 


Lunar New Year at Santa Monica Place 

After a short hiatus, the celebration continues at Santa Monica Place! You will be greeted with Chinese lion dance performances, dough artists all under red and golden lanterns adorning the Center Plaza. They will also have Cherry Blossom wishing trees where guests can hang their wishes for prosperity and renewal in the new year. This celebration will take place on January 28th starting at 2pm.