The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii presents its annual Chinese New Year Celebration event at Chinatown Cultural Plaza (100 N. Beretania Street) on Friday, Jan. 20 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The family-friendly event will feature food and craft booths, live entertainment, special cultural performances, lion and dragon dances, lion dancing on poles, and more.
2017 Narcissus Queen and her court along with various lion dance groups, also will be visiting stores in Chinatown to wish them good luck for the new year as part of a traditional New Year’s blessing known as Choy Cheng on Jan. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This year, Chinese New Year is on Jan. 28, and 2017 is the year of the Rooster.
Parking is available at Chinatown Cultural Plaza, surrounding municipal lots and nearby street parking.
1) Chinatown Open House (Choy Cheng)
When: Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Chinatown District
2) Chinese New Year Celebration
When: Friday, January 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Chinatown Cultural Plaza
Photo: Lawton Mak Hawaii.com