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5 Best Lunar New Year Celebrations

Happy New Year! As we approach the Lunar New Year on February 5 and usher in the Year of the Pig, we’ve rounded up the best celebrations in Orange County all within 20 minutes of C2E.


5 Best Lunar New Year Celebrations in Orange County



Lunar New Year at Pretend City Children’s Museum
Feb. 5, 2019, 11 a.m. — 3 p.m.

Also known as the Spring Festival, the Lunar New Year comes to life at the Pretend City Children’s Museum through a series of educational and fun activities designed just for kids. Enjoy lantern making in the the Art Studio as kids cut, color, and decorate their own paper lanterns. Participate in a storytime reading of Bringing in the New Year, and experiment with the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy taught with the help of the Irvine Chinese School.

For more information, visit Pretendcity.org/event/lunar-new-year/.



Lunar New Year at Irvine Spectrum
Feb. 10, 2019, 12 p.m. — 2 p.m.

Irvine’s premier outdoor shopping mall, Irvine Spectrum, will get festive on Sunday, Feb. 10 during its Year of the Pig celebration. Taking place in the Giant Wheel courtyard, festivities will include Chinese dragon and lion dances, arts and crafts, and greeters distributing fortune cookies and lucky envelopes, while supplies last.

For more information, visit Irvinespectrumcenter.com/events-promotions/lunar-new-year.


Costa Mesa

Lunar New Year for Kids at Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Feb. 9, 2019, 10 a.m.

Join Pacific Symphony for a special fun-filled Lunar New Year concert celebrating the Year of the Pig!  Explore the legends and stories through a musical feast of Eastern and Western music as you celebrate this joyous annual festival observed by many Asian cultures here in Orange County and across the world! The fun and fascinating 45-minute concert is designed especially for children ages 5-11.

For more information, visit Pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/lunar_new_year.


Santa Ana

Chinese New Year Festival at Bowers Museum
Feb. 3, 2019, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.

Welcome the year of the brave, sincere, and lucky pig! Celebrate with lion, dragon, and classical Asian dance, music, and art projects. Enjoy painting a paper lantern, getting your face painted, and eating a delicious egg roll treat. Free festival and gallery admission in celebration of Southern California Museums FREE-For-All Day.

For more information, visit Bowers.org.



Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure
Jan. 25 – Feb. 17, 2019

The Magic Kingdom is rolling out the red carpet this Lunar New Year with a full calendar of activities designed for family fun. Highlights include Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, special appearances by some popular Disney Characters dressed in colorful event costumes, delectable Asian-inspired fare at select marketplaces and eateries, a Lucky Wishing Wall where guests can add their own messages of hope, health and happiness for the year, commemorative merchandise and more.

For more information, visit Disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/lunar-new-year/.

Ring in the New Year with C2E


While you’re celebrating the Year of the Pig, why not lean into the zodiac’s symbol of wealth and prosperity by purchasing a new home at C2E Irvine?

C2E is a community of 71 contemporary townhomes now selling with no Mello Roos, low taxes and low HOA fees in Uptown Irvine. Ranging from 1,245 to 2,039 square feet, C2E’s contemporary, three-story, open-concept townhomes feature two to four bedrooms with direct-access 2-car garages, spacious kitchens, expansive master suites with walk-in closets, and plenty of natural light.

Best of all, the homes place you in the financial, entertainment and recreational heart of Orange County, in Uptown Irvine. Located at 2286 Synergy, Irvine, CA 92614, C2E is just off Von Karman Ave. between McGaw Ave. and Alton Pkwy., walking distance to Diamond Jamboree shopping center, a short drive from designer shopping mecca South Coast Plaza, and less than 10 minutes to John Wayne Airport.

Your good fortune awaits! Visit our model homes Monday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm and Wednesday, 1pm – 5pm. Spring move-ins are now available and brokers receive a 2.5% commission.


For a personal tour of C2E, contact Community Sales Manager Rebecca Travell-Szemes at (949) 402-3302 or Rebecca@C2EIrvine.com.