Chinese New Year celebrations are always so beautiful. The history and pageantry is a celebration of an ancient culture known for its grace. When you ring in the Chinese New Year by joining Dragon Dancers in a procession celebrating the Year of the Snake at the Garfield Park Conservatory you double the beauty.
Saturday, February 9 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. you'll be able to enjoy Chinese music and activities, as well as a self-guided scavenger hunt highlighting Conservatory plants signifying good fortune, Chinese traditions and this year's Zodiac symbol, the snake. The entire celebration is free.
Here's the schedule for music and Dragon Dance in Horticulture Hall
11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Traditional Chinese Music and Instruments with musician Kerry Leung
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Dragon Dance Performance and Procession with the Chicago Chinese Cultural Center
2:15 pm to 3:00 pm – Dragon Dance Workshop, Performance and Procession with UChicago Dragon Dance Club
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm - Dragon Dance Workshop, Performance and Procession with UChicago Dragon Dance Club
Other Activities from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hunt for Lucky Plants that Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake – Scavenger Hunt available in Palm House
"Turn Over a New Leaf” New Year Planting – Children’s Garden
Make Your Own Dancing Dragon – Horticulture Hall
Of course the beauty of the conservatory rooms is always a celebration of plants. There's a fun children's play space for those times when the little ones just need to run around. If you haven't been to the Garfield Park Conservatory, this is a great reason to visit. There is plenty of free parking and a CTA stop right next to the conservatory.
There isn't a cafeteria at the conservatory, but you can bring your own lunch. There is a dining area for those brown-bagging their lunch.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Ave
For more information, including directions, visit http://www.garfieldconservatory.org/