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AbilityFirst wishes you and your family a Happy Lunar New Year!
Here are some upcoming celebrations shared by a staff from our PossAbility Pasadena Program!

Chinese New Year Festival & Golden Dragon Parade

Lunar New Year Kick-Off Ceremony is always held at Thien Hau Temple in Chinatown located in downtown LA, the center of CNY festivities. Incense offerings, monks, New Year’s eve dragon dancers, Thien Hau Temple are the must-see! A spectacular Golden Dragon Parade is followed by a vibrant street festival.


USC Lunar New Year @ Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena

Our annual Lunar New Year festival is back! Join us in celebrating the year of the rabbit with a day of exciting performances and activities for the whole family! Enjoy a traditional lion dance, storytelling, calligraphy and crafts, food trucks, free admission to the museum, and a final chance to view the special exhibition, After Modernism: Through the Lens of Wayne Thom.

Performers and partners include: Barnsdall Arts, Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Association, Korean Classical Music and Dance Company, Clazzical Notes, USC TCD, USC Kazan Taiko, and storyteller Barbara G Wong.


Monterey Park Lunar New Year Festival 2023

Usually, Monterey Park Chinese New Year runs on a weekend before the Lunar New Year Day. You can join the festival on Garvey Avenue between Alhambra and Garfield Avenues. The activities will be available from 10 am through 9 pm on Saturday and 10 am through 7 pm on Sunday. Make sure to come early on Saturday morning to capture the vivid kick-off of the celebration—lion and dragon dances.


2023 Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival

A large-scale Lunar New Year Celebration in Alhambra, California. The main celebration is a one-day street festival on Main Street, in the heart of Downtown Alhambra.


9th Annual Port of Los Angeles Lunar New Year Festival, San Pedro

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023, the Year of the Rabbit, with the Port of Los Angeles! Join us for live entertainment, dancers, crafts, and more, with a festive finale!

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