Queensʻ MarketPlace in Waikoloa on Hawaiʻi Island celebrates Chinese New Year with the following events. More info: Chinese New Year Celebration – Queens’ Marketplace (queensmarketplace.com)
- Lucky Lai-See Gift-With-Purchase: February 1 – 6. Inspired by the Chinese New Year tradition of giving lai-see (red envelopes filled with money), shoppers who redeem $150 or more in receipts (mall-wide, from February 1 – 6), can pick up a lai-see red envelope at Yoga Barre Hawaii. Each envelope contains a gift card with a lucky number value. Gifts cards are in values of $22, $28, and $88. Lai see envelopes are limited to one per person per day and while supplies last.
- Lai See Scavenger Hunt: February 1 – 6. Kids and their families can participate in a free scavenger hunt via smartphone, between 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. To play, start the scavenger hunt at the Coronation Pavilion. Look for the QR code posted on a sandwich board sign and scan it with a smart phone to get a clue that will help you find the next lai-see (red envelope) sign. Solve the clues and find all of the lai-see by 7pm daily. At the fourth stop, scan the QR code and it will reveal where to pick up a prize bag filled with lucky treats!
- Lions & Lanterns Photo Contest: February 4 – 6. Commemorate the Year of the Tiger with a selfie in the Coronation Pavilion, decorated with a spectacular lion balloon sculpture and red lanterns in honor of the Chinese New Year. Post your photo on Instagram and/or Facebook and tag @QueensMarketplace for a chance to win a $200 gift card to Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas. Take pictures and tag between February 4 – 6; winner will be announced on February 7.