Replicating a parade's extravagant sights and colors at home is nearly impossible unless one is driving a car through the Andy Warhol collection in the garage. Submerge yourself in a kaleidoscopic experience with today's Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for two street-level bleachers tickets to the Chinese New Year Parade and two T-shirts (a $120 value)
- $79 for two bridge-level bleachers tickets to the Chinese New Year Parade and two T-shirts (a $160 value)
On Saturday, February 23, the 2013 Chinese New Year Parade takes to the streets with more than 100 units of celebratory floats and costumes. In addition to their premium seating, attendees receive two T-shirts emblazoned with the Year of the Snake logo. The parade begins at 5:15 p.m. on Market Street and and runs for approximately three hours, finishing adjacent to the hotel on Kearny Street. Wristbands are available for pickup starting at 3:30 p.m; street-level bleachers open at 3:30 p.m., and bridge-level bleachers open at 4:30 p.m. Children 4 years of age and younger are admitted for free.
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
The Hilton San Francisco Financial District, located just one block from Chinatown, transforms its grounds into prime parade-viewing real estate during the annual Chinese New Year Parade. The three-hour celebration ushers in the Year of the Snake, which is recognized throughout Chinese culture as a symbol of intelligence and intuition. Attendees can snag seats in the bandstand just outside the hotel, where they'll witness the parade reach its culmination with a flurry of spellbinding colors, extravagant floats, and elaborate costumes. Marching bands and fleet-footed dancers infuse the lively celebration with a healthy dose of music and impressive athleticism, all while the newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA and her court preside over the festivities. Certain to delight is Gum Lung, a 268-foot Golden Dragon manned by more than 100 martial artists and supervised by a group of bouncers wearing knight’s armor.