Hawaii Kai Towne Center welcomes the Year of the Dog with a performance by the award-winning Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association on Sunday, Feb. 18, starting at 11 a.m., at the Waterfront Stage.
This free and family-friendly Chinese New Year celebration has become a tradition for residents of East Oahu. All are invited to welcome prosperity and ring in the Year of the Dog at Hawaii Kai Towne Center.
The lion springs to life at 11 a.m. and will parade through the breezeway to the Waterfront Stage. Following the stage program, at 11:45 a.m., the lion will journey throughout Hawaii Kai Towne Center, spreading good luck and blessings while visiting the center’s merchants and restaurants.
Those in attendance can participate by offering the lion a red envelope of li see (lucky money), a tradition that is believed to bring prosperity to the giver throughout the year. Parents are encouraged to bring keiki, as children are often delighted in feeding the lion.