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Lantern Festival 2022

Lantern Festival 2022

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Program includes: 
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 

Indoor music and dance performances, storytelling, riddles, and art-making activities
Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID PCR test to enter. Masks required.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center 

Outdoor performances and activities for young children
Masks strongly encouraged. No ticket required.  

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. 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.   
View a video from a previous year's Lantern Festival: