113th Annual Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival
Saturday, January 28, 2012 to Sunday, January 29, 2012
The 113th Golden Dragon Parade will take place on Saturday from 1pm-4pm along Broadway and Hill Streets. Chinese New Year Festival (727 N. Hill Street) is on Saturday from 10am-5:30pm. Central Plaza Main Stage Entertainment [masked] N. Broadway): Saturday, January 28, 2012, 12-8pm Sunday, January 29, 2012, 12-5pm FREE to the public. More information to come! lagoldendragonparade.com/
Get ready for one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the country as Los Angeles Chinatown kicks off the Year of the Dragon in a big way. The weekend of January 28 & 29, 2012 will be full of fun activities for all ages beginning with the 113th Annual Golden Dragon Parade on Saturday, Jan. 28th. Enjoy hundreds of spectacular floats, decked out cars, dancers and bands as they parade down the heart of Chinatown. The Lunar New Year Festival commences after the parade with cultural performances by some of the nation's best Chinese acts. Enjoy one or several cultural workshops and sample the many gourmet food trucks at the event. Wildly popular Cupcake Wars will be on hand with 1000 Chinese New Year themed cupcakes for attendees to enjoy. The Chinese New Year Festival is free and open to all ages. For more information call[masked]-0243.
We can all meet at the Old Chinatown Plaza around 12, grab a bite, then spread out to get a better vantage point. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome. Expect a huge turnout from spectators and photographers alike. Parking may be almost impossible so riding the Metro may be the best way to go. Parking at the Metro line stations is easy and free!