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San Francisco Cultural Events: Celebrate the Chinese New Year

By: Hotel Nikko San Francisco / 05 Mar 2015
San Francisco Cultural Events: Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Chinese New Year in San Francisco

Saturday, March 7, 2015


San Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade & Festival has emerged as one of the most celebrated cultural events in the world. A tradition more than 150 years old, this is the largest Asian celebration outside of the continent. Come out and experience the exotic and ethnic flair as the festivities transform the streets of Chinatown. You can take the little ones to enjoy the colorful costumes, street performers, traditional dancers and the majestic 28-foot Golden Dragon. Or plan a romantic escape for two at Hotel Nikko, where you can cozy up to your adventure with luxury amenities and prime access near Union Square.


Stunning floats, marching bands, fireworks and fully authentic fare from local vendors will all add to this celebration of global traditions. Chinatown neighborhoods have sprung up all across the country, including the well-known neighborhood in New York City. However, San Francisco's Chinatown invites you to step inside a different world and immerse yourself in traditional Chinese culture. While you're here, be sure to sample the stellar food and shop in the boutique shops for goodies and souvenirs.  


Since the parade takes route near the Union Square area, you won't have to venture very far while you visit for all the festive fun. Book your stay soon, since visitors come from all over to take part in this deeply rooted historic tradition. And, since you can leave your car at our hotel and find the festivities by foot, you'll avoid the hassle of the hard-to-find parking. Once you find a prime spot along the parade line, cheer as more than 100 units delight event-goers.



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