Westfield Santa Anita is ringing in the Year of the Pig with its seventh annual Lunar New Year celebration. On Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 12:30 p.m., Westfield will kick off celebrations with an invitation for media and community representatives to attend a press event that will preview activities surrounding Westfield Santa Anita’s Lunar New Year festival.
The day of the press event, Westfield Santa Anita unveils a larger than life Lunar New Year “flying piggy bank” statue in honor of the Year of the Pig. Santa Anita invites media to witness the installation’s blessing ceremony, interview the artist, and learn about Santa Anita’s retailer promotions and community partnerships such as with the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF), First General Bank, and Chinese American Museum (CAM).
This year, Westfield Santa Anita’s Lunar New Year celebrations hope to bring a modern fusion to the Center’s annual traditional event. On Feb. 2, the shopping center will host a live concert series of Asian contemporary musical and dance performances, Lion Dances, “red envelope” decorating, Lunar New Year themed artwork, as well as promotions and treats from Santa Anita’s shops and restaurants.
Westfield Santa Anita’s Lunar New Year activities in January and February include:
- Tuesday Jan 29, 12:30-1:45 p.m.: Flying Piggy Bank Statue Press Event
- Saturday Feb 2, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Lunar New Year Festival Concert
For more information about Lunar New Year at Westfield Santa Anita, please contact Annie Zhao, IW Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 476-5449.