The Happy Lunar New Year Celebration returns Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, this year at Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure Park. Marking the start of the Year of the Horse. The celebration will run 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, marking the long held traditions observed in the Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures as the sun and moon begin their journeys for another year.
Enjoy meeting your favorite characters like Mulan and Mushu, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and Chip 'n Dale. Festivities include colorful live performances, music, local artisans and special food and merchandise, and even a decorated horse as part of the musical procession. Local community groups will perform throughout the day at the Paradise Garden Stage and on the performance corridor outside Paradise Gardens. They will include a Chinese dragon dance troupe, lion dancers and Vietnamese and Korean dance groups.
Children will enjoy paper lantern-making, a “discover your Chinese Zodiac animal” display and face painting. Guests will even have the opportunity to write “good fortunes,” wishing happiness and health to others.