Visitors can experience the beauty of Chinese music, dance, and culture at a Chinese New Year festival on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5–6, at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
Ushering in the Year of the Rabbit, the festival gets under way on Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. (grounds open at 10:30 a.m.) with an exuberant performance by lion dancers and drummers near the north entrance to the Chinese garden. Other activities will include Chinese shadow puppet theater, maskchanging (bian lian) performances, music, folk songs, children’s book readings, painting and calligraphy demonstrations, and more. Visitors on Saturday can also purchase freshly cut flowers—a traditional way to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Activities on both days will be ongoing until 4:30 p.m.