As part of this year’s Chinese New Year Festival and Parade, 5 hand-painted rabbit statues are currently on display across SF. These jumbo statues commemorate the “Year of the Rabbit” which officially started on January 22nd, 2023. Each rabbit has a unique theme and design that reflects upon the culture, people, and traditions surrounding Chinese New Year.
These statues will be on display from January 7 through February 5 and can be found at Chinatown-Rose Pak Station, Union Square, Thrive City, The Asian Art Museum, and Lakeshore Plaza.
After February 5th, each statue will be auctioned off with net proceeds benefiting local community non-profits. Some of the non-profits include Gum Moon Women’s Residence and Resource Center, Manilatown Heritage Foundation, RAMS, Inc., and Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities.
A new addition to this year’s celebration is the Rabbit on Parade photo contest. As you visit each of these incredible statues be sure to tag your pics of the rabbits on social media with @chineseparade and #rabbitonparade. The winner will receive a gift package with $100 cash, a Lucky Supermarket gift card, a rabbit plush toy, and a Rabbit on Parade T-shirt — see more info here.
1. Auspicious Waters Rabbit at Chinatown-Rose Pak Station
Location: 943 Stockton Street
2. Peace to Home Rabbit at Union Square
Location: Powell and Geary Street
3. Prosperity Rabbit at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Location: 200 Larkin Street
4. Bravery Rabbit at Thrive City
Location: 1725 3rd Street
5. Maanmaansik Rabbit at Lakeshore Plaza
Location: 1515 Sloat Blvd. (inside Lucky Supermarket)