Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of the most popular things to do in Portland. Experience the most joyous two-week celebration for families and individuals with lion dances, glowing lanterns, cultural activities, and more. Each guest visiting on February 8 will also receive a hong bao—a traditional lucky red envelope. Plan for the most auspicious visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time online and arriving early for your favorite activities. The celebration ends with four nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and lively dragon processions. To learn more about Lantern Viewing Evenings and to purchase your tickets, visit lansugarden.org/lanternviewing.Plan your visit to the Lan Su Chinese Garden »
Celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Monkey with this tradition for ensuring a prosperous new year!
Listen to classic Chinese stories about the zodiac calendar and the Year of the Monkey.
Make a wish for Chinese New Year 2016, the Year of the Monkey!
Watch an expert calligrapher paint your name or Chinese zodiac sign.
Share the fun of Chinese New Year by making your own “Happy New Year” card.
Join local lion dance teams for an interactive “learn how to lion dance” demonstration and celebration of the Year of the Monkey!
Listen to music from students and teachers of the Wisdom Arts Academy as you enjoy tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.
Join puppeteers the Tears of Joy Theatre for a puppet performance of the Monkey King!