Chinese New Year Lion Dance

Chinese New Year

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Year of the Rooster begins January 28, 2017! People born in the Year of the Rooster are generally observant, hardworking and courageous. 

Learn more about Chinese New Year, the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su's two-week celebration.  The celebration kicks off on Saturday, January 28 with "Rolling in the Wealth," a traditional good fortune and prosperity activity of rolling oranges and gold coins through Lan Su's front door. "Rolling in the Wealth" is followed by a lion dance performance, and much more! Every guest visiting on January 28 will also receive a hong bao, or traditional lucky red envelope. 

The celebration ends with several nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and a lively dragon procession. A separate admission ticket is required for this event. Learn more »


Weekends during Chinese New Year feature:  

  • Lion dances
  • Cultural performances
  • Local school performances
  • Make a Happy New Year card craft activity
  • Chinese Calligraphy demonstrations
  • Martial Arts performances
  • the Chinese wishing tree
  • and more!

Weekdays offer a sneak peek at Lan Su's 2017 events and activities, including Cuisines of China, Lan Su in Bloom, Chinese Fun and Games, and more

Please note: For the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, entry may be limited at peak times of visitation to meet fire code regulations. Expect lines at times on opening day and weekend days. Plan for the most auspicious visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities! "Rolling in the Wealth" orange and coin rolling is limited to the first 100 visitors.


Chinese New Year sponsored by 

This project is supported in part by   


US Bank Foundation

Jackson Foundation

The Autzen Foundation


Chinese New Year Related Programing


Chinese New Year Lantern Viewing

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Experience Lan Su Chinese Garden at its most enchanting. Tickets sell out every year; buy yours soon for an unforgettable evening of beauty.

Chinese New Year Lantern Viewing

Traditional lantern viewings close out Chinese New Year festivities, when the garden glows with hanging red lanterns illuminating sweeping roof lines and the lake reflects the light of large illuminated lantern sculptures. A dragon procession and special performances are all a part of these special evenings.

Learn more about Chinese New Year Lantern Viewing! »

Become a Member

As a member, you and a guest may visit as frequently as you like. Enjoy discounts on Lantern Viewing tickets and other special events, discounts in the Teahouse and Garden Shop plus so much more.


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