Annual Lunar New Year celebration to welcome Year of the Monkey on Feb. 13
2/13/16 10:00AM - 5:00PM
More than 20,000 attendees are expected to visit the 200 booths to explore Asian cultures. Toyota will present its new lines of cars. McDonald's will provide samples of its signature drinks. Jack, the white dog from Wells Fargo, will make an appearance at the outdoor stage with music from a live band and various Kung Fu demonstrations. Snoopy will be at the MetLife booth. Contests and giveaways will be available at the Charter, AIG, Chase Bank, and Union Bank booths. The God of Fortune will pass out red envelope candies on behalf of East West Bank.Tzu Chi and Christian Herald will provide free medical consultations. There will be all-day entertainment, including changing faces performances, stunts, and ethnic folk dances.
An art exhibition kicked off the celebration in January at Alhambra City Hall.The exhibition included photo boards about the coming Zodiac; a large dance photo illustrating one of China's four great classical novels, Journey to the West, also known as The Monkey King Sun Wukon; 13 drawings by ADT Art School; and six mythological Taiwanese hand puppets provided by collector Rex Yu for another unique interpretation of the Monkey King from the Journey to the West.
The exhibition was sponsored by Delta Air lines and XO Tours and co-sponsored by ETTV, Zhong-Guo Daily News, and Around Alhambra.
Free admission and parking are available on side streets and nearby shopping centers.
The event Web site is www.alhambranewyearfestival.com.For more information, please phone 626-395-9995, or send an e-mail to Pinki Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Frances Lee at email@example.com.