The Yuanxiao Festival, also known as the Lantern Festival, in China is the real end of the Chinese New Year celebration. The Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles has been putting together their own Lantern Festival each year to bring together all ages and backgrounds. The event is completely Free.
They offer a wide array of activities during the celebration such as a glow-in-the-dark dragon performance, acrobatic and lion dance performances, arts and crafts booths, Chinese calligraphy, origami, kite-building, and don’t forget the lanterns!
When: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Admission: FREE all day
Time: (Arts & Crafts) 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. (Entertainment) 12 P.M. to 7 P.M.
Where: Chinese American Museum /www.camla.org
425 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Event site map)
12pm - Opening Ceremony
12:45pm - Changing-faces illusion and Tea Pot Balancing Act
1pm - Chinese Folk Dances
1:15pm - Magic Show
1:30pm - God of Fortune
1:45pm - Martial Arts
2pm - Line Dances and Tai Chi Fan Dancing
2:15pm - Chinese Flute, Hula & Balancing Act
2:30pm - Chinese Acrobatics
2:45pm - Magic Show
3pm - Ballroom Dances
3:15pm - Balancing Acrobatics
3:30pm - Drums & Dances
3:45pm - Monkey King
4pm - Chinese Folk Dances
4:15pm - Chinese Traditional Music
4:30pm - Magic Show
4:45pm - Chinese Folk Dances
5pm - Lion Dancing
5:15pm - Martial Arts
5:30pm - Lion Dancing
6pm - Shadow Puppets
7pm - Silver Dragon
DON'T MISS OUT ON THESE SPECIALS!
• 15% discount on merchandise and gift shop purchases
• Build Your Dream Home workshop, inspired by CAM's newest exhibit, Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (1945-1980)
• Oliver Chin's Year of the Dragon children's books, event t-shirts, totes and fun holiday gifts for sale
• Portraits of Pride II literary program, presented by The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
• Lucky Feast exhibition of a traditional Chinese New Year dinner table
• Year of the Dragon-inspired workshops
• Food Trucks (List TBA)
• Extended museum hours until 7pm and much more!