Here’s How to Celebrate Lunar New Year Around Orange County

Here’s How to Celebrate Lunar New Year Around Orange County

LUNAR NEW YEAR AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA
JAN. 23 THROUGH FEB. 9
Entertainment on the first two weekends includes Asian cultural performances and free children’s lantern crafts. Also be sure to stop by the ornate Year of the Rat centerpiece exhibit in Jewel Court. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, southcoastplaza.com

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AT PRETEND CITY
JAN. 25
Pretend City Children’s Museum invites kids to try their hands at lantern making, learn Vietnamese words through an interactive story time, and learn a lion dance for the lion parade. Stop by the museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enjoy the festivities. 29 Hubble, Irvine, 949-428-3900, pretendcity.org

LUNAR NEW YEAR AT THE DISTRICT
JAN. 25
Pop by The District for exciting taiko drum and dance performances. Guests can take pictures with lion head props, and kids can engage in a variety of crafts and activities. Lucky red envelopes will be given to the first 500 guests. 2437 Park Ave., Tustin, 714-259-9090, thedistricttl.com

OC TET FESTIVAL AT MILE SQUARE PARK
JAN. 24 THROUGH 26
The weekend festival will feature Vietnamese cuisine, cultural performances, lion dances, carnival rides and games, and firecracker ceremonies. Don’t miss the opening ceremony at 1 p.m. Jan. 25. 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, 714-973-6600, ocparks.com

LUNAR NEW YEAR AT FASHION ISLAND
JAN. 25 THROUGH FEB. 9
Check out Fashion Island’s interactive Year of the Rat installation as you shop and dine. Promotions will be offered by participating businesses. 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949-720-2000, fashionisland.com

LUNAR NEW YEAR AT THE BOWERS MUSEUM
FEB. 2
Explore the cultures of China, Vietnam, and Korea through The Bowers Museum’s unique art, music, and dance displays. Engage in new traditions by sampling egg rolls, making paper lanterns, and clapping along to dragon and lion dances. 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 92706, 714-567-3600, bowers.org

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AT IRVINE SPECTRUM CENTER
FEB. 1
Venture to Giant Wheel Court to eat fortune cookies and exchange lucky red envelopes with friends and family. Cheer for the dragon and lion dances and get creative with arts and crafts. 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949-790-4871, irvinespectrumcenter.com

TET FESTIVAL AT THE OC FAIR AND EVENT CENTER
JAN. 25
The OC Fair and Event Center welcomes all to experience Vietnamese music, dance, and food. Children’s activities are also provided. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714-708-1500, ocfair.com

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