The Chinese Lunar Year Celebrations go on for fourteen days after the New Year, they know how to ring in a lunar celebration. Each day has special significance, today falls on Day 7 of the lunar celebration known as the Birthday of Mankind. As with all Chinese celebrations there is elaborate meals for good luck, so Chef Alvin Savella is serving a sumptuous spread at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas Ocean Pool Bar. Feast on pork bao and fresh catch with lup cheong, bak choy and forbidden rice among other terrific feasts to be had.
The Lion rears its head at 6 pm and dances through both the south and north towers (in that order). The Lion accepts little gifts of Hong Bao (the little red envelopes) and you stuff a little cash and coin to expedite your New Years good luck.
To also clean the system on the New Years the Spa Helani will be offering reflexology that relieves pain by stimulation of pressure points. Such a fantastic idea!
Check out the schedule of events below:
Fun festivities planned in celebration of Chinese New Year at The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas include:
Lunch and Dinner – Menu specials at Ocean Pool Bar & Grill that include Pork Bao* with pork belly and Chinese vegetable slaw in a steamed bun; and Grilled Island Catch* with lup cheong, bok choy, forbidden rice and black bean sauce.
9:00 am to 6:0 pm – Spa specials at Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by Westin
6:00 pm – Chinese New Year Trivia (South Lobby) where you can test your knowledge on the lunar calendar
6:30 pm – Chinese Lion Dance Performance (South Lobby)
6:45 pm – Chinese New Year Trivia (North Lobby) where you can test your knowledge on the lunar calendar
7:15 pm – Chinese Lion Dance Performance (South Lobby)
* charges apply, appointments and reservations recommended
The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
6 Kai Ala Drive, North Ka’anapali Beach, Maui
Resort Phone: 808-667-3200
Ocean Pool Bar & Grill: 808-667-3259
Spa Helani: 808-662-2644