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Family Past Times

Lunar New Year

On February 11, the 7th annual Lunar New Year festival occurs in Redwood City. Join us for this Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Rooster. On Courthouse Square, watch lion dances and acrobats, listen to taiko drums and observe martial arts demonstrations. Inside the History Museum, participate in kid's crafts and activities.

This event will occur rain or shine.

Activity stations based on the Chinese zodiac.
  • Learn simple Chinese phrases for New Year's wishes.
  • Find your Chinese zodiac sign.
  • Learn how to use chopsticks.
  • Make a chopstick rest.
  • Learn to make a lucky symbol in Chinese knotting.
  • Make a paper lantern.
  • Make a paper banner for "double happiness."
  • Create a red envelope for the new year.
  • Use a Chinese writing brush to draw a lucky symbol.
  • Play mahjong.
  • Try on Chinese costumes.
  • Use an abacus.

Activities subject to change.

Family Past Times

A Family Past Times is a fun-filled exploration of history featuring arts, crafts and hands-on demonstrations at the History Musem.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Last admission 3:45 p.m.
History Museum
Click here for a list of performances on Courthouse Square.
Contact Us
For more information, call 650.299.0104 or email us.