Lunar New Year at Cerritos Towne Center

JANUARY 21: This free event will include Lion Dance performances, kids' crafts, photo opportunities, stilt walkers and Lucky Red Envelope Giveaway!

Dates:
Location:
Cerritos Towne Center 12989 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA
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Cost:
Free

Lunar New Year at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana

JANUARY 21: Enjoy cultural activities and performances including calligraphy artist, kids crafts, face painter, balloon twister, themed stilt walkers, and drop by the welcome table in Center Court for giveaways.

Dates:
Location:
MainPlace Mall 2800 N Main St. C, Santa Ana, CA
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Cost:
Free

Lunar New Year at 2ND & PCH in Long Beach

JANUARY 21: Celebrate Lunar New Year with performances and meet and greets with Dragon Dancers, crafts, complimentary airbrush tattoos, and complimentary balloon artist.

Dates:
Location:
2nd & PCH 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach
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Cost:
Free

Lunar New Year at Santa Anita Park

JANUARY 22: Experience authentic Chinese cultural shows, musical acts, food, and more. Plus, get a chance to win $5,000 from the Wealth Tree.

Dates:
Location:
Santa Anita Park 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia
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Cost:
$25

King Tides Science & Celebration in Manhattan Beach

JANUARY 22: Join scientists from the Roundhouse Aquarium and Heal the Bay to capture photos of the King Tide during the most intense gravitational force on the ocean.

Dates:
Location:
Manhattan Beach Pier 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA
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Cost:
Free

Winter Wonder at Cayton Children’s Museum

JANUARY 22: Enjoy the unveiling of a dazzling lantern exhibit, an exhilarating Lion Dance performance, walk through a Winter Wonderland, visit the European Lights Festival Room, and explore sensory snow activities.

Dates:
Location:
Cayton Children's Museum 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Ca
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Lunar New Year at The Market Place in Tustin

JANUARY 22: Join The Market Place for Lunar New Year for fun festivities, entertainment and more for the whole family. Enjoy balloon twisting, calligraphy artist, traditional dance and music, lion dance performance, and more.

Dates:
Location:
The Market Place 2961 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA
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Cost:
Free

Lunar New Year at USC Pacific Asia Museum

JANUARY 22: Traditional lion dance, storytelling, martial arts demonstration, calligraphy and crafts, food trucks, and free admission to the museum.

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Location:
USC Pacific Asia Museum 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Los Angeles
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Cost:
Free

Lunar New Year Maker Market at Bella Terra

JANUARY 22: Celebrate the new year with Chinese musical performance, cultural characters, kids games and activities, plus 20+ small business vendors.

Dates:
Location:
Bella Terra 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA
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Cost:
Free

L.A. Zoo Lights at Los Angeles Zoo

NOVEMBER 18 – JANUARY 22, 2023: Explore an immersive landscape filled with spectacular lantern sculptures of animals among blooming flowers, towering trees, and more for, a wildlife-centered experience that’s as inspiring as it is breathtaking.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA
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Cost:
$12 – $22

USVA Tết Festival at OC Fair & Event Center

JANUARY 27-29: One of the largest Vietnamese festivals in the nation. The festival offers hundreds of booths, traditional foods, live entertainment, festival games, and customary Vietnamese New Year celebrations.

Dates:
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Cost:
$8

Jurassic Quest in Pomona

JANUARY 27-29: Visit one of the largest and most realistic dinosaur event. Walk through different time periods and experience what it was like living with dinosaurs.

Dates:
Location:
Pomona Fairplex 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, California

Bluey’s Big Play Live at Dolby Theatre

JANUARY 27-29: Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show, featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life.

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Location:
Dolby Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

Lunar New Year with Pacific Symphony

JANUARY 28: Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with joyous music, festive dance, and a delightful fusion of musical traditions from East and West.

Dates:
Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

Lunar New Year Celebration at South Coast Botanic Garden

JANUARY 28-29: Enjoy Chinese zodiac scroll making, paper lantern decorating, Chinese paper cutting, Chinese game booths, calligraphy demo, live performances, and storytelling.

Dates:
Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula

Riverside Lunar Festival

JANUARY 28-29: Catch the opening ceremony with the Lion Dance, Taiko drums, and kung fu performances. Shop from 150 vendors and enjoy a kids zone with jumpers and slides.

Dates:
Location:
Riverside Lunar Festival 3527-3573 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA
Cost:
Free

Festival of Human Abilities at the Aquarium of the Pacific

JANUARY 28-29: Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.

Dates:
Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA

Saturday Guided Tours at Sherman Library & Gardens

SATURDAYS: Explore the Succulent Garden, Fern Grotto and Tropical Conservatory, amongst many others, with our expert Docent Tour Guide. This family-friendly tour lasts about one hour.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Sherman Library & Gardens 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar

Lunar New Year Celebration at Irvine Spectrum Center

JANUARY 28: Celebrate Lunar New year with a traditional lion dance, martial arts demonstration, instrumental performances, and more.

Dates:
Location:
Irvine Spectrum Center 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine
Cost:
Free

Lunar New year at The District at Tustin Legacy

JANUARY 28: Enjoy Lion Dance performances, martial arts show, Chinese fan dancers, stilt walkers, zebra contortionist, Asian kids crafts, and live DJ.

Dates:
Location:
The District at Tustin Legacy 2437 Park Ave., Tustin

Golden Dragon Lunar New Parade in Los Angeles

JANUARY 28: This colorful celebration along North Broadway in Chinatown has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community.

Dates:
Location:
Golden Dragon Lunar New Year Parade Broadway to Hill St., Los Angeles, CA
Cost:
Free

Lunar New Year at Santa Monica Place

JANUARY 28: After a two-year hiatus, Santa Monica Place’s Lunar New Year programming returns with traditional Chinese lion dance performances, balloon and dough artists, and cherry blossom Wishing Trees for well-wishers to hang their wish for prosperity and renewal in the new year.

Dates:
Location:
Santa Monica Place 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica
Cost:
Free

Superstars of Magic in Long Beach

JANUARY 28: Superstars of Magic brings together five award-winning Las Vegas illusionists in a thoroughly entertaining evening of magic, comedy, and variety.

Dates:
Location:
Carpenter Performing Arts Center 6200 E Atherton St., Long Beach
Cost:
$40

Super Grover’s Everyday Heroes Weekends at Sesame Place

JANUARY 14-29: Meet real-life heroes from the neighborhood, including police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and more. Plus, enjoy hero-themed dance parties, see your favorite Sesame Street friends in costume, and more fun activities for all ages. 

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Sesame Place San Diego 2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, CA

Alhambra Lunar New Year

JANUARY 29: Free, multi-block festival with Lunar New Year activities, food, and performances for the whole family.

Dates:
Location:
Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival 100 S. Second St., Alhambra, CA
Cost:
Free

Food Fiesta Family Workshop at AMOCA

JANUARY 29: Join the American Museum of Ceramic Art to explore the food sculptures of Christina Erives and create your own food favorites out of clay.

Dates:
Location:
American Museum of Ceramic Art 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona

New Year Sekku at CSULB Japanese Garden

JANUARY 29: Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit music, crafts, and family fun from 1-3pm.

Dates:
Location:
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, CSULB 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Long Beach Expo – The Collectibles Show

FEBRUARY 2-4: Find experts and enthusiasts in coin collecting, banknotes, sports memorabilia, trading cards, and even retro video games. Plus, free kids treasure hunt and stamp giveaways.

Dates:
Location:
Long Beach Convention Center 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach
Cost:
$5 – $10

Santa Ana Zoo Park Pop-Ups

FEBRUARY 3 - MAY 12: Meet zoo staff for a fun time of exploration and discovery at a local Santa Ana park. Each event is free, open to walk-ups and includes nature-based activities and a meet-and-greet with a new animal friend.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
CA
Cost:
Free

First Fridays Night Market in Huntington Beach

OCTOBER 7 - FEBRUARY 3: It's a farmer's market meets street fair. Enjoy family games, over 75 vendors, axe throwing, food trucks, live music, sweet treats, and more. Free.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Goldenwest College 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at OCC Planetarium

JANUARY 7 - MARCH 25: Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Orange Coast College - Planetarium 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA
Cost:
$6 – $10

Valentine’s Vase Kids Workshop at Home Depot

FEBRUARY 4: Join your local Home Depot store the first Saturday of every month from 9am - noon for a free, in-person Kids Workshop. This month, make a Valentine's Vase for Valentine's Day.

Dates:
Location:
Home Depot Locations CA
Cost:
Free

Summer Opportunities Fair in Pasadena

FEBRUARY 4: Visit one of the largest camp fairs in the nation, plus enjoy games, food, music and more.

Dates:
Location:
Westridge School 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Cost:
Free

Dodger FanFest at Dodger Stadium

FEBRUARY 4: Get the opportunity to meet Dodger players and enjoy live entertainment, player interviews, and interactive games for fans of all ages.

Dates:
Location:
Dodger Stadium 1000 Vin Scully Avenue, Los Angeles
Cost:
Free

Chicks & Sprouts Educational Workshop at Tanaka Farms

THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS, JAN 19 - SEP 9: Children learn how baby chickens grow inside the egg as well as how plants grow! Children will plant their own giant sunflowers to bring home, harvest a vegetable, and visit barnyard friends.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Tanaka Farms 5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine
Cost:
$30

Lincoln Memorial Open House in Redlands

FEBRUARY 4: Live music, Civil War re-enactors, and family activities. Learn about the life of calvary men during the war, witness hourly cannon demonstrations, and watch President Lincoln recite the Gettysburg Address.

Dates:
Location:
Lincoln Memorial Shrine 125 W. Vine St., Redlands
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Cost:
Free

Puppy Bowl Pup Rally at Wallis Annenberg Petspace

FEBRUARY 4: Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co., and Animal Planet are hosting the official Puppy Bowl Pop-Up Event: a special Pup Rally, full football-themed activations for you and your dog to enjoy.

Dates:
Location:
Wallis Annenberg PetSpace 12005 Bluff Creek Dr., Playa Vista
Cost:
$10 – $15

ArtLab at Hammer Museum

SATURDAYS, JANUARY 14 - APRIL 29: Drop by Art Lab for hands-on creative activities inspired by artworks on view at the museum.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Cost:
Free

Valentine’s Day Event at Hangar 24 in Irvine

FEBRUARY 4: Axe throwing (rubber ones for kids too!), live DJ, face painting, corn hole, bird pavilion, basketball court, and shop from 50+ local small businesses.

Dates:
Location:
Hangar 24 Orange County 17877 Von Karman Ave. #110, Irvine, CA
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Cost:
Free

Kids Paint Party at Crafted in San Pedro

FEBRUARY 4: Join Chickartdee for a special Valentine's Day themed Kids Paint Party. Everyone will leave with a one-of-a-kind painting. All supplies included. No art experience necessary. Reserve online.

Dates:
Location:
CRAFTED at Port of Los Angeles 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro, CA
Cost:
$22

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