Portland’s most popular Chinese New Year Celebration is back at Lan Su Chinese Garden. The two-week festival features hanging red lanterns, a contact-free scavenger hunt, festival audio tour and cultural displays.
Lan Sun Chinese Garden is taking extra precautions to keep visitors safe and tickets will be limited. Admission will have one-hour timed entry and one-directional visiting routes. Masks are required. For a contactless experience, the Discover Lan Su visitor mobile app will provide access to garden audio tours and interactive “Year of the Ox” scavenger hunts from your own cell phone.
The festival is taking place from February 12-28. Here are the two ways you can participate in the Chinese New Year celebration at Lan Su Chinese Garden.
2021 Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden
Daytime Chinese New Year Festival
In celebration of the official beginning of the Year of the Ox on February 12, the garden will give all guests a hong bao, or traditional lucky red envelope.
Here are the activities you can partake in during the daytime festival:
- Festive Chinese New Year decorations
- Contact-free audio tours
- Contact-free Year of the Ox mobile scavenger hunt
- Video showcase of traditional Chinese New Year customs and cuisine
- Chinese wishing tree
The Chinese New Year daytime festival will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from February 12-16 and 22-23, March 1-7 and 1-5 p.m. February 18-21 and 25-28. The garden is closed on Wednesdays.
Tickets are $12.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors (age 62 & over), and $9.95 for students (age 6-18 and college students with I.D.).
Lantern Viewing Evenings
Experience Lan Su’s Chinese New Year Celebration with four evenings of traditional lantern viewings. The garden will be aglow with hanging red lanterns along the roof lines and illuminated sculptures and lotus lanterns floating in Lake Zither.
New to the festival this year is a phoenix from China. This 18-foot phoenix lantern sculpture will join the 20-foot dragon lantern sculpture in the garden’s Lake Zither during the festival.
The garden teahouse will offer to-go service of food and beverages.
The Lantern Viewing Evenings will take place on February 18-28 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids age 3-11. Update: The lantern viewing event has sold out.
For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit the Lan Su Chinese Garden website.
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