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Don’t miss the Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s annual New Year celebration

The Annual Asia Pacific New Year celebration will feature over 20 dynamic performances, captivating cultural demonstrations, martial arts exhibitions, and immersive displays of arts and culture. Photo credit: Asia Pacific Cultural Center

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The Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) annually ushers in the Lunar New Year with its grandest celebration, the Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration. This cornerstone event, rooted in community spirit, showcases a diverse array of arts and culture, highlighting a different host country or culture each year.

For over two decades, the Tacoma Dome has played host to this signature occasion, bringing together thousands of individuals eager to immerse themselves in the rich and varied cultures of the Asia Pacific region. 

This year's free celebration will have an emphasis on Taiwan and will take place on Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

The heart of the celebration lies in a vibrant tapestry of over 20 dynamic performances, captivating cultural demonstrations, martial arts exhibitions, and immersive displays of arts and culture. The festivities also feature authentic cuisine that beckons attendees to embark on a culinary journey, savoring the best and most delectable traditional dishes.

The main stage serves as a focal point for the revelry, offering a platform for new and enthralling performances each year. Another stage showcases martial arts prowess, representing various disciplines and cultural groups. Some performances even invite audience participation, providing a unique and engaging experience for event-goers.

The younger members of the community are not left out, as a plethora of activities awaits them. From cultural hands-on demonstrations to creative endeavors where children and their families can craft, don cultural attire, and engage in playful games, the atmosphere is one of excitement and discovery. The emphasis on family-friendly activities ensures that the celebration is an inclusive experience for all.

An enticing array of vendors, numbering over a hundred, caters to the shopping aficionados among the attendees. From non-profit organizations to DIY projects, clothing, jewelry, and home remodeling, the diverse marketplace adds an extra layer of enjoyment for those with a penchant for exploration and discovery.

For those with an appetite for adventure and a curiosity for global flavors, the event beckons attendees to come hungry. The numerous food vendors offer an unparalleled opportunity to sample a wide array of cultural cuisines. Whether it's exploring the intricacies of traditional dishes or indulging in exotic flavors, the culinary offerings at the celebration are a feast for the senses.

As the APCC's Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration continues to evolve, attendees are encouraged to mark their calendars for this extraordinary event. The celebration promises an annual rendezvous that fosters unity and appreciation for the diverse tapestry of the Asia Pacific region.


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