It's a Free Lunar New Year Party in Santa Monica

The four-hour Santa Monica Place bash will welcome the Year of the Pig.

What to Know

  • Saturday, Feb. 16
  • 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Santa Monica Place

Greeting the coming months with a mind open to good fortune, and an outlook attuned to prosperous happenstance, and a hope that all will find happiness and health?

These are auspicious and vibe-raising ways to say hello to the Lunar New Year, of course.

Of course, you don't need to attend a community celebration, if you'd prefer to open the door to the Year of the Pig in a private fashion, but Southern California is abloom with bashes over the coming days, including a free to-do in Santa Monica.

It's happening at Santa Monica Place, to be specific, on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 16.

The four-hour gathering  — everything swirls to a marvelous start at 2 o'clock, with an ending just after sundown, at 6 p.m. — will include "traditional cultural performances" as well as "arts & crafts," and if you just called out "dough artist!," well, you're totally correct.

Dough arts are way, way cool.


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As are the other elements you'll see and experience at Santa Monica Place, including DJ tunes, lion dances, and K-Pop dance from First Bite.

What a joy-growing, forward-looking way to give the pigly year a big, big start. But it won't cost you big, big bucks to join: It's all free.

That is quite the auspicious word, so consider loving up the Lunar New Year's start in Santa Monica, at this music-filled, dance-packed, pay-nothing festivity.

Level 1 at Center Plaza is the place to go, fortune-raising revelers.

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