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Chinese New Year Parade

Chinese New Year Parade Ring in the year of the horse at the 2014 Chinese New Year Parade, San Francisco’s traditional celebration that takes over the streets of Chinatown. Held each year since the Gold Rush, this boisterous procession boasts more than 100 features to electrify your senses. Brightly colored floats cruise through San Francisco starting at 2nd and Market, joined by giant red dragons, beautiful dancers and all kinds of performers. Taking place from 6PM to 8PM on Saturday, February 15, the parade is one of the top annual attractions in the city.

Highlights of the Chinese New Year Parade include

  • Gorgeous decorated floats
  • Dancers in elaborate costumes
  • Ferocious lions and dragons
  • Martial arts performers
  • Live music
  • Exploding firecrackers
  • Marching bands
  • Miss Chinatown USA and her court
  • Dignitaries
  • …and much more!


The parade is free to attend; arrive early to claim your space on the sidelines. You can also purchase bleacher tickets for $30 each in advance and enjoy seats on Kearny or Post Streets. Public transportation, or walking from the Hotel Griffon is highly recommended. Once you’ve had your fill of floats and fireworks, return to our luxurious hotel to rest and relax. Our charming boutique hotel is located one mile from Chinatown, making it an ideal home base for experiencing this popular event. With valuable vacation packages, incredible accommodations and sophisticated amenities, our stylish waterfront hotel is a premium lodging choice in the city. Call us today at 1 (415) 495-2100 to discover how you can join the action and excitement of the Chinese New Year Parade.

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