Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the MFAH. This winter festival salutes the Year of the Rat with music, art activities, games, and more for all ages. Drop in! All festival activities are free.

CREATE
The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza and Cullen Sculpture Garden
• A giant scroll with wishes of good luck and fortune for the Houston community
• Japanese ema plaques with wishes to hang from the trees
• Lion masks to bring good fortune
• Sparkling firecracker sculptures to scare away evil spirits
• Press & play with zodiac animal stamps
• Red paper lanterns to symbolize a bright future
Mochi, a Japanese rice cake, with the Japan America Society of Houston 
• Peach blossom paintings to help keep your family peaceful and healthy
• Origami with Asia Society Texas (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

LOOK & LISTEN
The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza and BBVA Roof Garden
• Master of Ceremonies Van Thanh Thuy of Radio Saigon
• Elaine Tao of the Campbell Learning Center
• North American Youth Chinese Orchestra (2 p.m.)
• Vietnamese martial arts demonstration with Vovinam Lo Duc (2:45 p.m.) 
• Kaminari Taiko drumming ensemble (3:30 p.m.)
• Houston House of Angklung (4 p.m.)
• K-Pop showcase with I.R.I.S., David Nunez, and WonderBox (4:30 p.m.)
• Lee’s Golden Dragon traditional lion dance (5 p.m.)

DISCOVER
The Glassell School of Art 
• Chinese calligraphy with Peihong Endris
• Indonesian batik with Evita Pohan of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia 
• Animals of the zodiac with the Houston Zoo (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
• Vietnamese Culture & Science Association (VCSA) and traditional Vietnamese dresses
Hanbok, traditional Korean dress with Han Narea (in Cullen Sculpture Garden)

ENJOY
The Glassell Coffee Bar
• Complimentary hot green tea
• Art of the Spirits Bar*
*Only ages 21+ may purchase and consume alcoholic beverages

TASTE
The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza and Cullen Sculpture Garden
• Boba tea, smoothies, and snacks with the Bếp Teahouse
• Build-your-own pad thai bowl with Blue Orange World Cuisine
• Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine from Kim Son Restaurant
• Drinks and desserts with the Tea Cup Cafe 
• Complimentary Asian pears from H-E-B

All festival activities are free. Admission to the Museum is available separately. For ages 12 & younger, Museum admission is always free.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.


“Winter Festival: Celebrating Lunar New Year” is presented by: