San Francisco Chinese New Year Celebration
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Chinese Historical Society of San Francisco in Chinatown. With a tradition that began in the 1860s, the Chinese Historical Society is hosting this free event for people of all ages to enjoy. Visit the heart of Chinatown San Francisco for a celebration in honor of the Year of the Water Snake.
Family Friendly San Francisco Activity
The annual Chinese New Year parade in San Francisco is heralded as one of the top 10 in the world and not only is free, but it is also appropriate for all ages. Some featured events include:
- Martial Arts Demonstrations
- Parade Stilt Walkers
- Traditional Chinese Acrobatics
- Exciting Firecracker Displays
- March of the Dragon (200 feet long)
Witness these and many other spectacles during your visit to one of the most notable Chinatown districts in the country.
Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt
For a small fee, you and your friends or family can enjoy the parade on a whole new level. Learn more about Chinatown and the Chinese culture when you participate in the treasure hunt while you enjoy the parade. Use your powers of observation and cunning to solve some tricky riddles that will uncover some very interesting historical facts for a great learning experience while you play.
Chinatown North Beach San Francisco Hotel
When you stay with us at the Washington Square Inn, your day at the Chinese New Year celebration will be just a short walk away. Our beautiful San Francisco B&B is located in the North Beach neighborhood which is just a couple blocks away from Chinatown. After a long day witnessing the traditional Chinese fare you can enjoy a nice meal at one of the North Beach restaurants nearby.