SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year are arriving soon. Here are some events in San Francisco where you can ring in the Year of the Rabbit:
Thrive City Lunar New Year Celebration
Thrive City at the Chase Center is hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration. The event includes special performances, a rabbit petting zoo, a five-foot tall rabbit statue, balloon artists, photo opportunities and more. The event is free, however those who plan to go need to RSVP on Eventbrite. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Chinese New Year Celebration in Chinatown
Thousands of Lai Sees will be passed out to children in SF’s Chinatown. Lai Sees is a tradition where one gifts their family or friends with red envelopes filled with cash. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Golden State Warriors vs. Brooklyn Nets
The Warriors will commemorate the start of the Lunar New Year with a full-arena giveaway of red envelopes and special performances. Limited edition Lunar New Year shirts will be available at all Warriors shop locations. Tip-off starts at 5:30 p.m.
Chinese New Year Parade
The San Francisco parade has been named one of the top ten parades in the world, and includes floats, performances and a 28-foot long Golden Dragon. It begins at 5:15 p.m. at Second and Market Streets and will end at Jackson and Kearny Streets.
Community Street Fair
Enjoy entertainment such as Chinese folk dancing, opera and drumming in Chinatown. Around 100 vendor booths and concessions are expected. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pacific Street below Grant Avenue.
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Chinese New Year Run
Chinatown’s YMCA is hosting its 45th annual run/walk on Sunday at 8 a.m. Participants will be able to run through Chinatown’s historic streets. You can register on YMCA’s website.