Westfield Santa Anita Unveils Piggy Bank Sculpture in Honor of Lunar New Year

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — JANUARY 29, 2019 — Westfield Santa Anita brought in the Year of the Pig with its seventh annual Lunar New Year celebration. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, Westfield kicked off celebrations with a preview of activities surrounding Westfield Santa Anita’s Lunar New Year festival.

Ian Carter, General Manager of Westfield Santa Anita General Manager (second from left), Chun-Yen Chen (fourth from left), Mayor Sho Tay (center),Executive Director of Asian Pacific Community Fund Hoi Luk (right), COO of First General Bank Retailers

Westfield Santa Anita unveiled a larger than life Lunar New Year “flying piggy bank” statue in honor of the Year of the Pig. There was a blessing ceremony for the installation. Artist, David Flores was on to speak to the press.

Ms. Chun Yen Chen of APCF giving the first donation to the piggy bank sculpture
Mayor Sho Tay (Center), Ms. Chun Yen Chen (left) of APCF, and Ms. Nicholle Brang (right)of Nordstrom’s giving the first donation to the piggy bank statue

This year, Westfield Santa Anita’s Lunar New Year celebrations hope to bring a modern fusion to the Center’s annual traditional event. On Feb. 2, the shopping center will host a live concert series of Asian contemporary musical and dance performances, Lion Dances, “red envelope” decorating, Lunar New Year themed artwork, as well as promotions and treats from Santa Anita’s shops and restaurants.

City of Arcadia Mayor ~ Mr. Sho Tay making the first donation  to  the flying piggy bank sculpture at Westfield Santa Anita

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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