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An Enchanting New Start: SeaWorld Lunar New Year Festival 2018

San Diego’s Heritage on Parade

You can always count on San Diego to masterfully meld our cultural heritage with our natural wonders. This is especially true as we ring in 2018 and prepare to celebrate the Year of the Dog at San Diego’s most popular destination. Held January 30-February 21, SeaWorld’s Lunar New Year 2018 in San Diego is a thrilling, educational way to welcome the start of 2018, and enjoy a day with family.

The History of the Lunar New Year

Dating back centuries, the Lunar New Year Festival is traditionally a time for honoring ancestors and deities. Celebrated across a number of Asian countries, its fifteen days of revelry include traditions like the lion dance, as well as visiting temples, decorating with paper lanterns, and bringing positivity to relationships with people in one’s life.

Lunar New Year 2018 at SeaWorld

In the spirit of the festival, SeaWorld’s celebration will be an extraordinary melange of Pan-Asian traditions, customs, and performances. In addition to beloved Chinese New Year traditions, you and your family will be delighted by the endless procession of the Chinese acrobats of Heibei, dancers, drummers, and artists. Taste tantalizing flavors from across Asia, cheer on the lion dancers, get hands-on at the many craft stations, and don’t forget to take plenty of pictures to remember this incredible occasion. Best of all, in honor of the Year of the Dog, this year’s festivities include a Puppy Garden—you may be tempted to welcome a new family member!

Ready to celebrate 2018 with a magnificent family festival? Choose Days Inn Hotel Circle/SeaWorld, and be right at the heart of the magic.