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Saturday January 28

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8:00 AM  –  8:30 AM


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South Coast Botanic Garden, “The Jewel of the Peninsula,” is located on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. Come explore our 87-acres featuring more than 2,500 different species of plants, 5 miles of trails and 10 meadows. Bring your walking shoes and a picnic to make the most out of your day.


Lunar New Year Festival at South Coast Botanic Garden

January 28 and 29, 10-4 pm


Also known as the “Spring Festival," Lunar New Year is a traditional celebration that commemorates the transition of one Chinese zodiac sign to another. Hosted in many cultures worldwide, the festivities also help to ensure the coming of a strong harvest and lush blooming spring.

Our unique festival will position the winter blooms and green foliage as a picture-perfect backdrop to usher in the year of the rabbit, complete with red lanterns and festive activities. Experiences will include Chinese zodiac scroll making, paper lantern decorating, Chinese paper cutting, Chinese game booths, a Chinese calligraphy artist demonstration and storytelling.

Live performances will feature lion dancers and an interactive martial arts demonstration that will encourage guests to participate on our dancefloor. A self-guided garden walk in the winter air will encourage guests to find our resident rabbits (cotton tails).

Dottie's concession stand will be open with a Dim Sum box, wonton soup bowl and Chinese pastries, in addition to regular menu items. In the event of rain, performances and activities will move indoors.


Activity Stations 

10 am - 4 pm

• Games

• Calligraphy Demonstrations

• Crafts

• Piped in music

• Walking Tours: Spring Festival and preparing for spring

• New Year’s Well Wishes

• Photo Opportunity


Live Performances

11 am and 2 pm

•Lion Dancers

• Musical Performance

• Fan Dancing 

• Drummers

• Martial Arts


Story Time

12 pm and 3 pm

• Origins and Meaning of Lunar New Year


By purchasing a ticket, you acknowledge that: 

  • Professionally trained service dogs are allowed in the Garden, though Emotional Support animals are not permitted. Service dogs must be in the control of the owner at all times
  • Picnics and outside food and beverage are welcome at the Garden, though set ups must remain casual without furniture or tents or staked umbrellas
  • Both Members and Non-Members require advance ticket reservations
  • Please be sure to check out our Plan Your Visit page for Garden rules, Garden closures, full COVID-19 procedures and more


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