新年快樂! Happy New Year! Remember this weekend is the big New Year’s parade in Chinatown. Chinatown is holding its 114th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and Festival on February 16 and 17 starting at noon. The Dragon parade will take place on February 16 only from 1 pm to 3 pm. It’s lots of fun for everyone. There will be plenty of performances and booths, and if you’re a foodie, there will be some gourmet food trucks there as well. My kids LOVE to take the train so as a bonus for them, we generally hop on the MTA Gold Line in East L.A. and head out to Chinatown from there. This way we don’t have to deal with the many street closures and trying to find parking, which will probably cost as much as our train tickets.
The city of Alhambra is also hosting its 22nd Annual Lunar New Year Celebration. The main street festival takes place from 10 am – 5 pm on Valley Blvd. in Alhambra from Garfield to Almansor. There will be lots of food booths because Asian people love to chow and plenty of other fun activities.
Here are some pictures from our Chinatown visit last year: