MINI-PARADE PREVIEW

THE YEAR OF THE HORSE
LUNAR YEAR 4712

Saturday, January 25, 2014
10:30 AM
Grant Ave. from California to Pacific

Here's your chance to relive the magic of the original Chinese New Year Parade while you sneak a peek at what the Year of the Horse Parade will bring.

The mini parade begins at the historic St. Mary's Square, follows the original Parade route down Grant Avenue and proceeds to the Flower Fair's main stage on Washington Street below Grant Ave.

The mini procession will include giant walking puppets, costumed stilt walkers, colorful dancers, electrifying lions and drums, and of course the noble Dragon.

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

THE YEAR OF THE HORSE
LUNAR YEAR 4712

SATURDAY, January 25, 2014
10:50 A.M. (approx)
Main Stage on Washington St.

Southwest Airlines, title sponsor of the Chinese New Year Festival and Parade, along with the San Francisco Chinese Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend a parade preview to open festivities celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Following the procession, the Mayor and other City dignitaries will join honored guests in officially opening the festival with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the entertainment stage on Washington St. below Grant Ave. (Estimated time for the ribbon cutting ceremony 10:50 a.m.)

Lion dancing, Chinese giant puppets elaborately costumed and Chinese deities will be in Chinatown to help kick off the new year. You can even have your picture taken with one of the Chinese deities.

Bring your family and friends and spend the day in Chinatown at the annual Flower Fair. You will find over 80 booths and concessions where you can purchase new year's flowers, plants, fruits and candies.



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