Wellington To Honor Chinese New Year Jan. 27

Join the Village of Wellington for a Chinese New Year Celebration on Friday, Jan. 27, happening in conjunction with the Lakeside Market at Wellington Town Center.

In addition to shopping with local vendors from 5 to 9 p.m., visitors to the Lakeside Market will enjoy a traditional lion dance performance at 7 p.m., followed by martial arts demonstrations.

In Chinese culture, a lion dance is typically performed during Chinese New Year celebrations to ward off evil and bring prosperity and good fortune for the new year. The dances are performed by two “dancers” garbed in a traditional lion costume, moving to the rousing sounds of drums and gongs.

The Lakeside Market occurs on Fridays, from 5 to 9 p.m., along the Town Center Promenade, located behind the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). For more information on the market, and to find the weekly vendor list, visit www.wellingtonlakesidemarket.com