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Celebrate Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure 2020

Celebrate the Lunar New Year in style at Disney California Adventure Park. Lunar New Year, traditionally celebrated within Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures, commemorates the moment when both the sun and the moon begin their journey for another year.

The 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure runs from January 17 - February 9, 2020.  This event is full of multicultural performances, activities, festive food,  beautiful colorful decor, character experiences and themed merchandise.  2020 is the “Year of the Rat” and of corse Mulan and Mishu are there to welcome guests to the Lunar New Year Celebration.

There are several multicultural performances and activities to experience. My favorites of the event were watching the  “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession”. “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession” is a live performance of  dancers in beautiful vibrant cultural costumes. 

In the Lunar New Year Marketplace where you can purchase food from different cultures (Korea, China and Vietnam). Unfortunately most of this food is not gluten free so I didn't partake in it.  Over at the Paradise Garden grill in the past there have been several gluten free options of the Asian fusion fare.    Hopefully the 2020 menu will be accommodating. 

There are several activities for you to participate in like making your own lantern, writing a wish for the Lucky wishing wall, face painting, meeting the characters and having an artist write your name in Chinese calligraphy.  

Overall, the 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration is a fun experience.  There is so much to see and do, but it can certainly be accomplished in one day if you are limited on time.  It is a wonderful way to experience new cultures while on your Disney vacation.