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O.C. Lantern Festival 2023

Saturday, February 18 2023

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
February 18, 2023, 11:00 am

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Free Family event! Bring the entire family and join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival, celebrating the Year of the Rabbit! The Lantern Festival, which can be traced back 2,000 years, marks the return of spring and the reunion of family. The act of lighting and appreciating lanterns is a way for people to let go of the burdens of their old selves and express their best wishes for themselves and their families for the future.

Pacific Symphony and South Coast Chinese Cultural Center/Irvine Chinese School join in presenting this free family-friendly festival to commemorate the end of the Lunar New Year celebration with music, dance, art making, riddles and food. Join us as the concert hall lobby becomes transformed for the festivities with floating lanterns and the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is opened up to the public for performances featuring local music and dance groups.  

Due to venue capacity, admission will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the course of the event. Though a ticket does not guarantee immediate admission, ticket holders will be given priority access. Be sure to print out all print-at-home tickets.

Tickets to this event are sold out. However, there will be a stand-by line on the day of the Lantern Festival, so we encourage you to attend even if you weren't able to get tickets in advance.

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11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Music and dance performances, storytelling, riddles and art-making activities.

View the program notes for a detailed schedule of events.
Co-presented with the South Coast Chinese Cultural Center.