The largest Chinese New Year banquet of its kind in San Diego will be hosted by Chinese School of San Diego and House of China, Balboa Park, on Saturday, January 28, 2023. This is their 42nd Chinese New Year Banquet and their annual signature fundraiser benefitting two of San Diego’s oldest cultural and educational nonprofit institutions, both dedicated to preserving Chinese culture. This event will bid adieu to the Year of the Tiger and usher in the Year of the Water Rabbit.

The Chinese New Year banquet will be held at the newly opened Diamond Palace Restaurant and enjoyed by a crowd of over 500 guests, civic and community leaders and dignitaries. The evening includes a scrumptious traditional nine-course feast, each dish symbolizing fortune or good luck for the new year; with entertainment to include beautiful Chinese folk dancing, and festive lion dancing. Besides a raffling event with fabulous prizes with a grand prize of $1,000 in cash, there will be a silent auction to include original artwork by Tom Hom, Lucy Wang and

To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact the Chinese School of San Diego at (858) 565-8008 or

Chinese School of San Diego is the oldest language school in San Diego with a history of over 100 years and the only Chinese school in San Diego accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Besides Mandarin and Chinese culture, Chinese School of San Diego is the only Chinese school in San Diego to offer classes in Cantonese as well. Each Saturday, Chinese School of San Diego is open for all levels of classes to children, teens, and adults of all ages (5 and up).

House of China was founded in 1935 with a mission is to preserve and promote Chinese culture and friendship. Every weekend, House of China welcomes thousands of visitors in Balboa Park. In addition, House of China sponsors a Chinese essay contest, co-hosts Moon Festival as well as many other cultural events each year in Balboa Park.