FREE FAMILY EVENT: Lunar New Year Celebration at Santa Monica Place | @SantaMonicaPlc #LunarNewYear

Saturday, February 17th from 2pm to 6pm, celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Santa Monica Place for the annual Lunar New Year celebration. Hosted by Katherine Ho from The Voice on NBC, celebrations will include authentic cultural performances and activities such as the traditional Chinese dragon dance, Korean fan dance, stilt walkers, classical folk music from a Chinese musical duo, New Year’s Wishing Trees and family-friendly arts and crafts for all to enjoy.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Santa Monica Place

We are excited to integrate the cultural traditions of the Lunar New Year holiday into Santa Monica Place’s shopping and dining experience,” commented Stephanie Eglin, Senior Manager, Marketing, Santa Monica Place. “The holiday is important to locals as well as to our international visitors and this event will offer an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate.”

This free family event includes cultural activities for the entire family. As a fundraiser for the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) at UCLA, guests are invited to wish on the branches of the two New Year’s Wishing Trees for a two-dollar donation. CSSA-UCLA is an officially registered on-campus organization devoted to organizing activities for Chinese student groups and promoting traditional Chinese culture on the UCLA campus.

Santa Monica Place

395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica,
at Broadway and Third Street Promenade.
The event will be held on level one in Center Plaza.

Lunar New Year Schedule of Events:

2 – 6 p.m. Chinese Music Duo
Stilt Walkers
Traditional Dough Artist
Balloon Twister
Arts & Crafts
Wishing Trees
2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Korean Fan Dance
3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Chinese Dragon Dance

About Santa Monica Place:
Located steps away from the Pacific Ocean in Downtown Santa Monica and adjacent to Third Street Promenade, the unique, all-outdoor Santa Monica Place is home to Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, DVF, Hugo Boss, BARNEYS NEW YORK, Nike, dozens more shops and an inspired collection of restaurants and entertainment experiences including True Food Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Sonoma Wine Garden, ArcLight Cinemas and more. Santa Monica Place also is home to a growing set of engaging, digitally native brands, such as b8ta, Ministry of Supply, Monica + Andy, Peloton and others. For more information, visit or interact with us via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Access the Concierge services anytime via text: (310) 499-2928.

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