Federal Boulevard's Far East Center is known for throwing one of the best outdoor Chinese New Year celebrations in town, replete with lion and dragon dances, firecracker volleys, kung fu and ice-carving demos, and plenty of shopping and dining options on the sidelines. The center will host a second round of celebrations with Wah Lum Denver at noon on Saturday, February 8.
Photographer Ken Hamblin was on-hand to capture the initial welcome to the Year of the Horse on February 1; keep reading for a look at the action.
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