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Feb 26 Sat

Lantern Festival 2022

Saturday, February 26 2022

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
February 26, 2022, 11:00 am

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This event is currrently sold out. If you would still like to attend, you can come on Saturday and get in the Stand-by line near the ticketing table in front of the concert hall. A limited number of tickets may be available, depending on attendance. No tickets are required for the Little Lantern Festival on the Plaza from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Free Family event! Bring the entire family and join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival, celebrating the Year of the Tiger! 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 Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is opened up to the public for performances featuring local music and dance groups.  

Admission is FREE, but tickets are required. To get your free tickets, select a General Admission $0.00 ticket when asked to choose your seating section.

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.   



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11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Music and dance performances, storytelling, riddles and art-making activities inside the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID test to enter (PCR test taken within 48 hours or antigen test taken within 6 hours of the event). Home tests will not be accepted. Masks required. COVID tests will be available on the Plaza from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a fee of $30. Learn more about our mask and vaccination policies.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Mini performances and activities outdoors on the Plaza that are perfect for younger children, but fun for everyone!