This Saturday, February 5, 2022 and Sunday, February 6, 2022, celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Huntington Library and Gardens in the 626. The event is called the The Huntington’s Chinese New Year Festival.
The event will have lion dancers, a mask-changing artist, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese music, art and craft demonstrations, and more.
If you haven’t been to the Huntington, this is a great chance. The grounds are extremely beautiful on any given day, and this weekend, you’ll have a double whammy with all the celebration.
The address to the Huntington is as follows:
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
The festivities will take place in and around the Chinese Garden and other performance spaces.
There also are extensive food specials special for the festival:
Red Car Coffee Shop | 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
House-made almond cookies: $2.50 each
House-made five-spice wontons: $7.50 per package
Fosselman’s ice cream (taro, green tea, red bean, lychee, yuzu sorbet): $4.25 (single), $6.25 (double)
Taro milk tea (hot or cold): $4.50 (12 oz.), $6 (16 oz.)
1919 Cafe | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Grab & Go: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Hot food stations: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
House-made almond cookies: $2.50 each
Vegetable spring rolls with sweet Thai chili sauce: $5.50
Tea eggs: $3.95 for two
Egg drop soup: $5.50 (cup), $7.50 (bowl)
Hot and sour soup: $5.50 (cup), $7.50 (bowl)
Cucumber salad: $15 (full salad only)
Chinese chicken salad: $16.50 (full salad only)
Cactus Station ($11 for five pieces)
Ovens Station ($19.50 for one entree + two sides, $30 for two entrees + two sides)
Chinese spare ribs
Steamed white fish
Black pepper chicken wings
Grill Station ($12 for three buns, $21 for three buns + two sides)
Pork belly steamed buns
Jackfruit steamed buns
Garlic ginger bok choy
Sichuan green beans
Jade Court Cafe | 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Chicken lettuce cups: $13
Hong Shao tofu: $15.50
Orange chicken: $16.50
Sichuan beef: $17.50
Chilled sesame-soy shrimp noodle salad: $15.50
Vegetable lo mein: $14.50
Dan dan noodles: $15.50
Char siu pork fried rice: $12.50
Sesame cucumber salad: $9.50
Steamed jasmine rice; $3
Five-spice sweet wonton crisps: $7.50
House-made almond cookies: $2.50
In addition to all that, there also will be food trucks on site.
Dina’s Dumplings: Steamed and pan-fried Chinese deliciousness – Huntington Art Gallery Circle
The Tropic Truck: Cali-Caribbean cuisine featuring grilled seafood – Boone Gallery Circle
Trapiyaki: Teppan-grilled beef, chicken, shrimp, and tofu with mixed veggies and fried or white rice – Boone Gallery Circle
Salt N’ Pepper Truck: Hoagies, sandwiches, melts, and loaded fries – Botanical Circle
Drizzle: Boba, ice cream, and funnel cakes – Botanical Circle
The Festival will take place from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on both days.
- Martial arts performances by the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA
- Calligraphy demonstrations with resident artist Tang Qingnian
- Wushu Tai Chi performances from the Guo Jie Tai Chi Academy
- Chinese floral art displays
- Penjing and viewing stones display
- Chinese dining specials at the Red Car coffee shop, 1919 Cafe, and Jade Court Cafe
- Food trucks, including Dina’s Dumplings, The Tropic Truck, Trapiyaki Truck, Salt N’ Pepper Truck, Fluff Ice, and Drizzle
Note that programming is subject to change without notice. Advanced reservations are required. Capacity is limited.
In order to reserve your tickets, then check out the ticket link here. If you’re a member of the Huntington, then you can get your tickets here.
We’re not exaggerating: times are selling out very quickly (just see for yourself), so make sure you reserve them today if you want to go.
Regarding COVID-19 precautions, The Huntington website says this:
In accordance with the mandate from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding masks: All visitors regardless of vaccination status are required to wear masks indoors. (Children under age 2 are exempt.) Masks are strongly recommended outdoors in crowded settings. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Programming is subject to change without notice.
Remember: this event will be on Saturday February 5 and Sunday February 6. Get your tickets here.