Pasadena Ushers in the Chinese New Year with Local Festivities, Hotel Offerings and More Celebrating the “Year of the Rat” Starting January 25th
Published : Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 11:21 AM
This Chinese New Year, Pasadena will celebrate the “Year of the Rat” with a handful of festive events and hotel offerings honoring the holiday, starting January 25th. For more information about what to do, see and eat in Pasadena on this special day, see below.
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the historic 4-star luxury hotel will offer Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea in the Lobby Lounge, January 25-February 8, featuring an assortment of sandwiches including Tea-Smoked Deviled Egg, Sesame Ginger Shrimp, Chinese Crab Salad and Crispy Pork Belly, scones with Devonshire Cream, and desserts including Yuzu Meringue Tart, Matcha Green Tea Donut, Lychee Layered Gateau and Toasted Golden Sesame Seed Mandarin Macaron.
Guests may select from a variety of teas such as The Langham Blend, a sophisticated twist on a classic English Breakfast, and Palm Court Blend, an exclusive and unique blend of the finest quality Chinese white tea, hibiscus flowers, rosehip and pink rose petals.
Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea includes one glass of sparkling wine, and is available for $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
In addition, Chuan Spa is proud to offer treatments rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. This Lunar New Year, experience Gua Sha, January 25-February 8, which utilizes healing jade stone to nurture, heal and restore the skin through stimulation on important meridian points and increasing the flow of body circulation. (1 hour, 15 minutes, $240 including 20% discount)
For more information, and to make reservations visit http://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/pasadena/offers/dining-offers/lunar-new-year/
USC Pacific Asia Museum Lunar New Year Festival – January 25th at 11:00 a.m.
Join the museum for their annual Lunar New Year festival celebrating the “Year of the Rat.” Visiting guests will gain free admission to the galleries, performances, art making workshops, food trucks and more.
For more information, visit http://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu/.
Caltech Chinese New Year Celebration ft. Wen Chen – January 25th from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Students, alumni and their guests are welcome to celebrate the Chinese New Year and learn about traditional Chinese attire from Caltech alumna Wen Chen (PhD ’00). The event will feature tea tasting, appetizers and a live performance of Chinese pipa music.
2:30 p.m. – Tea tasting, appetizers and live Chinese pipa performance
3:00 p.m. – Traditional Chinese attire (Wen Chen, PhD ’00)
For more information and to register, visit https://www.alumni.caltech.edu/events/cny-2020
The Huntington’s Chinese New Year Festival – February 1st from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens as the “Year of the Rat” begins. Families can enjoy crowd-pleasing lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts, Chinese music and dance, painting and calligraphy demonstrations, children’s activities and more. The festivities will take place in and around The Huntington’s beautiful Chinese Garden and other performance spaces. General admission required.
For more information, visit https://www.huntington.org/chinese-new-year-festival.
About the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting Pasadena as a leading meeting, convention and leisure travel destination. With over 650 restaurants, more per capita, than New York City for guests to enjoy, including shopping and entertainment, Pasadena offers something for everyone. For more information about planning a trip to Pasadena, contact the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 307-7977 or log on to www.VisitPasadena.com.