Chinese New Year Festival & Parade

February 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Central Plaza
943-951 N Broadway
Los Angeles
CA 90012
(213) 680-0243

The festival is easily accessed via Metro Gold Line rail from the Chinatown Station.

* Hill Street from Bernard to Temple
* Ord, Alpine, College & Bernard Streets from North Broadway to North Hill Street
* North Broadway from Bernard Street to Cesar Chavez Avenue
* Cesar Chavez Avenue from North Broadway to Main Street

1pm-3pm: 120th Annual Golden Dragon Parade will begin at the intersection of Hill Street and Ord Street. The Golden Dragon Parade is the oldest celebration of its kind in America. For parade information and to purchase grandstand seats, please contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles at (213) 617-0396 or visit their website at

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Central Plaza Main Stage Entertainment (12pm-8pm)
Host by Lindsay Louie
12:00pm-12:15pm   Traditional Southern Lion Dance (East Wind Lion Dance)
12:15pm-12:30pm   The Story of the Chinese Zodiac & Trivia Giveaways
1:00pm-3:00pm       Golden Dragon Parade
2:00pm-3:00pm       眾樂 Classical Chinese Music Ensemble
3:00pm-3:15pm       The Story of the Chinese Zodiac & Trivia Giveaways
3:15pm-3:45pm       Traditional Chinese Instruments (Sean Wang Music on Guzheng)
3:45pm-4:00pm       Traditional Southern Lion Dance (East Wind Lion Dance)
4:00pm-4:30pm       Kungfu Performance (Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA)
4:30pm-5:00pm       Acrobats: Cyr Wheel, Mongolian Contortion, Chair Stacking
5:15pm-6:00pm       Larissa Lam & Only Won
6:00pm-6:30pm       Kungfu Performance (Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA)
6:30pm-7:00pm       Acrobats: Cyr Wheel, Mongolian Contortion, Chair Stacking
7:00pm-7:30pm       Traditional Chinese Instrument (Sean Wang Solo on Guzheng)
7:30pm-8:00pm       Ukulele (Jason Arimoto)

Craft & Vintage Market
Clenn Designs
JT Brookside
Pattras Home
SavanaLilly Jewelry
Sol de Cobre

LA Gourmet Food Trucks
Jogasaki Truck
Love Bird
Luck Dish Curry
Prince of Venice
Sticky Rice
Tokyo Doggie Style
Vivace Pizza
Wise Barbecue
Yalla Truck

Culinary Corner
Brothecary – Pan Fried Juicy Dumplings (Sheng Jian Bao 生煎包)
Buddha Bing – Jian Bing, cold brew tea
Chef Royce Burke, Yarrow Cafe – Beggars Chicken Sichuan Loti Tacos, Leek Cake
Dragon Whiskers Candy – Dragon Whiskers Candy (龍鬚糖), Dragon Breath Popcorn (仙氣薏米花)
Golden Dragon Restaurant – Chowmein, Siu Mai, Har Gow, Veggie Egg Rolls and Steamed BBQ Pork Buns
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Organic Veggie Infused Potstickers + Pickled Cabbage, Lemonade w/ Butterfly Tea, Guava juice w/ Butterfly Tea

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Family Workshop
3D Paper Pig
Lunar New Year Pig

Brush Painting by Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Candy Sculpture by Shinobu Ichiyanagi
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (4pm-7pm)

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

Clay CA (4PM-9PM) – hosting an open studio hand building workshop. Guests are invited to enter the space and build forms representing positive energy they would like to manifest this year. Participation is for all ages and cost is $15.

Craft Workshop (4PM-6PM) – Lantern Making

Eastern Projects (12PM-8PM)– CLASS WARFARE

LA Wine (3PM-6PM) – $10 flights for Blossom Plaza residents

Songbird Café (10AM-3:30PM)

“Babe” Movie Screening (6PM) & free popcorn (limited seating)

**Schedule subject to change without notice**

Presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District, with support from LA Weekly and Los Angeles Chinatown Corporation.