Chinese New Year


In 2018, we welcome the year of the dog on February 16 and in Los Angeles, it’s a major holiday with one of the largest Chinese populations in the country. The Golden Dragon Parade is a major festival that winds its way through Chinatown, bringing thousands of people to the city for the biggest festival of the year. Now in its 119th year, the parade and Lunar New Year Festival features over 100,000 spectators starting at Hill Street in Temple.

Choose your route along Bernard or Broadway where the best in floats, dancers, musicians, and more are punctuated with local dignitaries. The free outdoor festival that follows includes arts and cooking classes, the best food vendors and trucks in town, and more performances into the wee hours. You won’t want to miss this annual festival that welcomes all.

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The Chinese New Year Festival at Central Plaza is another popular event located in the heart of Chinatown. It aligns with the parade, and the free event features fruit carving, candy sculptures, face painting, and gourmet food trucks. Adults gather at the beer garden, where the casual gathering goes until dusk.

Book your LA hotel soon, since the Lunar New Year season always sells out rooms quickly. If you want to stay close to all the action, just a short cab ride away, your Southbay hotel offers a prime location at an affordable price.