I've said this a few times already, but the Lunar New Year is actually my favorite holiday of the entire year. Sure, it's partly because I'm half Chinese and I'm a big lover of tradition. But it's also because to me, it's the real start to the New Year. Around the time the Lunar New Year pops up, we've all messed up on our resolutions, have hopefully re-calibrated, and are ready to try again. And there's something really optimistic about that - optimistic enough to celebrate, even!!
I spend a lot of time at the Great Mall Milpitas. I was there for the craziest shoe sale I've ever seen in my life (Manolos and Jimmy Choos anyone?), I was there for their Back-to-School event, and I was all OVER their Black Friday. And if Modernism Week didn't overlap with the Lunar New Year, you can bet your britches I'd be there for that too. They really just have a way of making every occasion a little extra special.
This year (this Saturday Feb 16th to be exact), the Great Mall is ringing in the Year of the Dog with a TON of events from 10 am to 3 pm. Not only can you expect to save up to 70% throughout the entire weekend, but there are a ton of reasons just to go to just enjoy the holiday as well!
Here's a quick breakdown of events:
And here's a little more detail:
Lucky Red Envelope Giveaways: The first 350 shoppers will
receive a Lucky Red Envelope for a chance to win one of twenty $25.00 Simon
American Express gift cards or a Great Mall Retailer gift card valued between
$10.00 to $50.00.
Lion and Dragon Dancers – Enjoy a traditional lion and dragon dance performance in celebration of the Lunar New Year
Face Painting: Bring your family and dress the part with a festive face painting caricature.
Silk Fan Calligraphy: Receive your own personalized traditional silk fan hand-
painted by a professional artist as the perfect souvenir for the New Year.
Panda Photo Shoot: Families can snap a fun picture with our furry costumed
panda. BONUS: said panda may have cookies with him....
Cultural Display: Enjoy a custom art display and photo opportunity
that represents Lunar New Year
And one last reminder, don't forget the amazing shopping......