Video and Photos: Chinese New Year Celebration at Kristy’s

Actress Shannen Doherty snuggles up to a Chinese Lion on Monday night at Kristy’s Wood Oven & Wine Bar for the Chinese New Year celebration. 

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Kristy’s Wood Oven and Wine Bar served Chinese fare both Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Delighted patrons were treated to the traditional Lion Dance performed by the Ventura Lion Dance Troop both nights. The sound of the cymbals, gongs and drums rang in the new year, the Year of the Horse. Traditional Chinese red envelopes, decorated with gold Chinese characters like “happiness” and “wealth,” were passed out to be placed in the mouth of the lion, which is believed to bring good luck and scare away any evil spirits.

This is the second year that Kristy’s Malibu rang in the Chinese New Year with traditional festivities.