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The Wharf Cinema Center Chinese New Year Event, Feb. 10

February 4, 2016, 3:37 PM HST
* Updated February 10, 12:53 PM
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Chinese New Year 2015. File photo credit: Wharf Cinema Center.

Chinese New Year 2015. File photo credit: Wharf Cinema Center.

The public is invited to wake up the sleeping lions and celebrate the arrival of the new Lunar Year, “The year of the Monkey,” at The Wharf Cinema Center on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.

The Wharf Cinema Center presents the 31st Annual Chinese New Year celebration led by Master Ben Seng Au and the Au Shaolin Arts Society.

At the Front Street entrance of The Wharf, fireworks will mark the start of the celebration. The dancing lions will make their way to Center stage as the drums beat to announce their arrival.

The Wharf’s special guests are the Kindergarten class of King Kamehameha III, as well as Preschool students from Holy Innocents, Sacred Hearts, and Kamaʻāina Kids Lahaina. After the playful lions perform, the children feed their Lai See envelopes to the hungry lions for good luck in the new year.

All are welcome and admission is free.

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The Wharf Shops and Restaurants are located at 658 Front Street, across from the famous Banyan Tree in Historic Lahaina Town. The Wharf is open from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.

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Patrons can find validated parking in The Wharf parking lots located behind the Center. Parking entry is via Luakini or Wainee Streets.

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