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KC Lunar New Year 2020

Daily, January 22, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Times vary.

We are pleased to continue our annual Lunar New Year celebration and ring in the Year of the Rat with showcases of Chinese and Korean culture. We are also presenting a special display of Winter Lanterns in recognition of the first winter season at the REACH.


  • REACH Winter Lanterns | January 22 – February 2
  • Shanghai Chinese Orchestra | January 22 
  • REACH Winter Lanterns PLUS evenings
  • REACH Winter Lantern PLUS: China | January 23-26
  • REACH Winter Lantern PLUS: Korea | January 30 – February 2
  • KC Chinese New Year Family Day: Year of the RAT | January 25 
  • Beijing Bamboo Orchestra | January 25 

The REACH glows with the D.C. debut of approximately 100 stunning Winter Lanterns crafted by Chinese artisans made up of 10,000 colored LED lights, including the Chinese Four Symbols and 12 Zodiac SignsPanda Grove, and Mushroom Garden display. Along with the beautiful lantern displays, visitors can enjoy performances and artisan demonstrations, food trucks, and more.

Event Location

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW,
Washington, DC 20566
Foggy Bottom


Posted by: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts