Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 2023) – South Coast Plaza ushers in Lunar New Year Jan. 19 – Feb. 5, 2023 with a celebration filled with special gifts and menus, a spectacular Year of the Rabbit display, and much more. Now in its 11th year, South Coast Plaza’s 19-day Lunar New Year festivities are the largest and most extensive of any retail center on the West Coast, drawing visitors from all over California.

“South Coast Plaza continues to be at the forefront of Lunar New Year celebrations on the West Coast by providing the best in exclusive and culturally relevant experiences,” says Debra Gunn Downing, spokeswoman for South Coast Plaza. “From limited-edition products from our boutiques and specially created menus by world-class chefs at select restaurants to our spectacular centerpiece, South Coast Plaza is the must-visit destination for all who observe this tradition with style.”

As part of an annual tradition at South Coast Plaza, a dramatic Lunar New Year centerpiece will be on display in Jewel Court beginning January 19. The centerpiece will depict rabbits, symbolizing longevity, peace, and prosperity. The peaceful rabbit is sitting on top of a garden showered with gold coins and ingots signifying the arrival of Spring and fortune.

The centerpiece is surrounded by breathtaking LED screens presenting a mesmerizing 360° view of custom 3D animation featuring the friendly and playful Rabbit. The multi-level display includes eight lucky lanterns and eight whimsical hanging orbs along with hundreds of colorful lanterns, all bringing luck and prosperity. Stroll down towards Carousel Court to find more rabbits jumping across the lucky fountain in celebration of the Year of the Water Rabbit.

Shoppers will have many opportunities to celebrate. They can receive a gift of a limited-edition Year of the Rabbit crystal glasses with a minimum purchase, select from Lunar New Year items at many boutiques, attend in-store events, enter to win prizes from luxury boutiques, see specially-designed store displays and windows, and enjoy special menus at participating restaurants.

South Coast Plaza is located in Orange County, California, in the city of Costa Mesa. Information: or 800.782.8888.