10 Free Places To Celebrate Chinese New Year With Your Family!

By Courtney Daly-Pavone January 13, 2023

FREE Chinese New Year Storytime @ College Roland Library

6600 Montezuma Road San Diego, CA 92115

Wednesday January 18th 10 AM to 10:30 AM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year! Join Ms. Jessica every Wednesday for an interactive Storytime featuring books, music, movement, and crafts to encourage Early Literacy skills.

Children of all ages and abilities welcome.


FREE Lunar New Year Celebration Mira Mesa Library

8405 New Salem St. San Diego, CA 92126

Friday January 20th, 2023 3 PM to 3:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year with a fabulous Lion Dance.  No registration required.


FREE Chinese New Year Festival House of China Balboa Park

2191 Pan American Rd. West San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday & Sunday January 21-22 2023 11 AM to 5 PM

Come celebrate the year of rabbit with House of China at Balboa Park. Featuring Chinese food, lion dances and other entertainment, crafts and calligraphy.


FREE 2023 Lunar New Year Festival- Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park City Heights

3700 Fairmont Ave. San Diego, CA 92105

Saturday & Sunday January 21-22 2023 11 AM to 8 PM

Dragons, dancers, firecrackers cultural activities and more!


FREE Lunar New Year Celebration San Diego Public Library

9005 Aero Drive

Saturday January 21, 2023 12 PM to 12:30 PM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year's with a traditional Lion Dance performed by GDPT Chanh Kien. A must see event with amazing stunts.


FREE Lunar New Year Party @ San Diego Public Library 

Event will be held at Olive Grove Park, 6075 Printwood Way, San Diego, CA 92117

Saturday January 21, 2023 11 AM to 12 PM

Join us for an amazing lion dance performance from the Chánh Kiแบฟn Lion Dance Group at Olive Grove Park. Please bring chairs or blankets! All ages are welcome.


FREE Lunar New Year Storytime Carmel Valley

3919 Townsgate Drive San Diego, CA 92130

Saturday January 21, 10 AM to 10:30 AM

Today's storytime will be on the Lunar New Year - Year of the Rabbit.

Join us for bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese stories and songs with Ms. Danning at the library. All ages welcome. The storytime will be once a month on a Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the outdoor Children’s Patio. 


FREE Crafting for Kids Chinese New Year Drums @ The Coronado Library

640 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118

Monday January 23, 2023 3:30 PM 4:30 PM

It's the Year of the Rabbit! Learn about Chinese New Years while making a traditional drum used in new year celebrations.


FREE Lunar New Year Celebration @ The Poway Library

13137 Poway Rd

January 28th, 2023 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Poway Library. Enjoy fun for the whole family with balloon animals, crafts and entertainment. A special Lion Dancers performance will begin at 3 pm..


FREE * Editors Pick- Chinese New Year Fair Downtown

428 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday and Sunday February 4th & 5th 2023 10 AM to 5 PM

The San Diego Chinese New Year Fair has been the ultimate New Year's celebration since the 1980's. It attracts about 25,000 people every year and features over 50 food and gift booths, live performances on stage, lion and dragon dance parades, along with children's activities.


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