Santa Monica Place commemorates the Year of the Dog with its annual Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 17 from 2 – 6 p.m. , 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 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
MORE GOOD NEWS! Zimmer Children’s Museum is Moving to Santa Monica Place
Set to open in late 2018, the museum’s new, larger location is expected to draw 250,000 visitors annually and will occupy more than 20,000 square feet at Santa Monica Place, located in Downtown Santa Monica, adjacent to Third Street Promenade and near the iconic Santa Monica Pier. The Zimmer Children’s Museum offers a progressive array of classes and public programs each week in arts, music and movement, cross-cultural exchange, school readiness, early childhood education and languages. The museum’s new location will feature a new, expanded experience and a curated museum shop.