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O.C. Lantern Festival 2024

Saturday, March 02 2024

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
March 2, 2024, 11:00 am

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UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the outdoor activities have been moved inside the concert hall. The revised program book reflects these changes.


There are no more tickets available to this event now, but there will be a standby line on the day of the Lantern Festival. Due to venue capacity, admission in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 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.

Free Family event! Bring the entire family and join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival, celebrating the Year of the Dragon! 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 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.  

Community groups will also take the stage on the Argyros Plaza outside the concert hall, providing educational demonstrations of martial arts, traditional and contemporary music and dance, Chinese YoYo, and more. The entire event will culminate in a dragon dance on the plaza. No ticket is needed to attend the plaza festivities.

Download Program Notes

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

Craft Passes
We recommend that attendees bring cash if planning to purchase craft passes ($10 per pass). Exact change is appreciated!

Program to be announced.

Co-presented with the South Coast Chinese Cultural Center.

Get involved with Lantern Festival.