Portland, OR. It was standing room only at the Lan Su Chinese Garden New Years festival. Chinese wishing trees, money trees, and hong bao trees are a big part of Chinese New Year festivities. Every year, billions of people around the world gather to toss their red ribbons up into the wishing tree with hope that it will stick and their wish will come true for good fortune in the coming year. Chinese New Year celebrations run for two weeks from January 28th, through Sunday, February 12th.
The celebration ends with several nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and lively dragon processions.
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Lan Su Chinese Garden is open to visitors seven days a week year-round, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
March 15 – October 31
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
November 1 – March 14
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Your admission gains access to the garden, Chinese Teahouse, and when offered, public tours and events and activities during regular hours. Some special events in the Teahouse are not included with admission or may require an additional purchase of tea. With a membership admission is free for one year.
- Free — Members
- $9.50 — Adults
- $8.50 — Seniors (age 62 & over)
- $7.00 — Students (age 6-18 and college students with I.D.)
- $28 — Family Pass (two adults, two students)
- Children five and under are free