5 Ways to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Orange County

February 12, 2021 marks the start of the Year of the Ox. Here’s a guide on how to celebrate Lunar New Year safely in Orange County.

Bowers Museum Virtual Family Festival
February 28
Join the Bowers Museum from the safety and comfort of your home for the Year of the Ox Lunar New Year celebration via their Facebook page. The free event features live performances, cooking lessons, and craft making. bowers.org

Fashion Island
February 12 through 28
Enjoy taking beautiful photos with Year of the Ox decorations scattered all around Fashion Island. Take advantage of special promotions from many of the participating retailers and restaurants. 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949-721-2000, fashionisland.com

South Coast Plaza
February 10 through 28
You can celebrate the Lunar New Year at South Coast Plaza virtually on their website with free live performances, or head over in person to view their stunning Year of the Ox exhibit in the Jewel Court. Try limited edition themed menu items at various restaurants such as duck dumplings at Knife Pleat, or Chinese teatime at The Blue Box Cafe by Tiffany and Co. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 800-782-8888, southcoastplaza.com

The District at Tustin Legacy
February 5 through 21
Experience a beautiful red Chinese lantern display at The District at Tustin Legacy. Go on February 13 or 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. and spend $100 or more to pick up a red envelope with a gift card valued between $5 and $100. 2437 Park Ave., Tustin, 714-259-9090, thedistricttl.com

Westminster Mall
February 11
Bring your whole family and enjoy a free Lunar New Year goodie bag for the first 50 kids that stop by to celebrate the Year of the Ox at the lower level of the DSW court. 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster, 714-898-2558, westminstermall.com

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