Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Celebration

Usher in the Year of the Boar at Ala Moana Center from February 7–9. Also known as the Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year is an important, centuries-old tradition that is widely celebrated in the Hawaiian Islands. Ala Moana Center will present 3 days of family-friendly entertainment, cultural performances, and lion dancing.

Lion Head Display

Throughout the Festivities
Everyone is invited to take a picture with the Chinese lion head that will be on display on Mall Level 2, Mauka Wing.


lion head

Pole Jumping

February 7–8 | 6pm
Join us at Centerstage for exhilarating pole jumping performances by Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association.


Pole Jumping

Center-wide Celebration

February 9
Performances | 11am | Centerstage
Dragon dance, kung fu demonstrations and performances by Phoenix Dance Chamber

Catch more than 20 lions from Chinse Lion Dance Assocation, Chinese Physical Culture Association, Hawaii Lion Dance Association, Gee Yung Martial Arts, Koko Head Martial Arts Academy, Lung Kong Physical Culture Association, and Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association as they dance throughout the Center visiting various retailers.

Meet & Greet | 2pm | Centerstage
Families will have the chance to meet members from the Hawaii Lion Dance Association, learn about the history of lion dancing, and take pictures.

Chinese Calligraphy | 4–6pm | Ewa Wing Stage
Learn the ancient Chinese art of calligraphy by Master calligrapher, Ina Chang, and get a chance to receive a complimentary, beautifully handwritten Chinese New Year fortune!