- One ticket to the San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade with a surprise gift
- When: Saturday, February 15; parade begins at 5:45 p.m.
- Where: Hilton San Francisco Financial District
- Door time: 3:45 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $39 for the street-level bleachers (up to $80 value)
- $59 for the bridge-level bleachers (up to $120 value)
On Saturday, February 15, the 2014 Chinese New Year Parade takes to the streets with more than 100 units of celebratory floats and costumes to welcome the Year of the Horse. The parade begins at 5:45 p.m. on Market Street and and runs for approximately three hours, finishing adjacent to the hotel on Kearny Street. Children 4 years of age and younger are admitted for free.
San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade
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. For 2014, the three-hour celebration ushers in the Year of the Horse, which is recognized throughout Chinese culture as a symbol of travel, competition, and victory. 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 celebration with a healthy dose of music and athleticism, all while the newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA and her court preside over the festivities. But the true star of the night 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.