2023 is the Year of the Rabbit and many Lunar New Year Celebrations around Metro Vancouver are back in person. We will continue to update this list as more events are added throughout the next few weeks.

If we’ve missed a Lunar New Year event please send us an email (vancouver@familyfuncanada.com) and we’ll add the event to our list immediately.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

 

LunarFest 2023:

Hop into a colourful and bright New Year with LunarFest! 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit and the rabbit is considered one of the luckiest in the zodiac calendar. LunarFest is about inviting diverse communities to come together and celebrate Lunar New Year through a variety of exciting and events and workshops like no other. Visit Lantern City at one of three locations this year: Jack Poole Plaza (new), Granville Island, or šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square. Take in a concert on January 24th or head to the two locations hosting celebrations throughout January and February.

More details here.


Burnaby:

Lunar New Year VIRTUAL Cooking Class: Join Top Chef runner-up Chef Deseree Cho for an interactive cooking class! Registration to this event includes the ingredients and menu sent to your home, in addition to interactive feedback with Chef Cho as you cook.

Lunar New Year at Metropolis at Metrotown: The multi-week celebrations invite shoppers to take part in a number of workshops and demonstrations, such as Chinese art, live performances, a Lion Dance, and photos with the God of Wealth.


Coquitlam

Korean Lunar New Year Storytime. Join the Coquitlam Public Library for a story read in both Korean and English. Stay after storytime for traditional treats and activities.


Port Moody

Lunar New Year Celebration. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with dazzling performances and activities. This event is free, but requires tickets.


Surrey:

Lunar New Year Fest (Feb. 4): Celebrate Lunar New Year at Surrey Museum from 1pm- 4pm on February 4th with FREE family activities and entertainment.


Vancouver:

Year of the Rabbit Temple Fair (Jan. 21& 22): Everyone is invited to wish each other good fortune, prosperity, and good health at the annual Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden celebrations.

Chinese New Year Parade  (Jan. 22) The renowned Chinese New Year Parade will return in the Year of the Rabbit. This special event will feature lion dances, cultural dances, marching bands, martial arts, and much more. The Chinatown parade is an annual cultural festival not to be missed. Vancouver’s Chinatown is the 3rd largest Chinatown in North America.

Lunar New Year Market (Jan. 14). UBC Botanical Garden is hosting its first Lunar New Year Market to welcome the Year of the Rabbit! Check out a wide variety of vendors, in addition to live music, lion dances, and kung fu performances.

Cantopop/K-Pop Show & Food-Tasting(Jan. 28). Don’t miss a heritage food-tasting with bespoke Lunar New Year dishes. Learn the cultural significance behind them and see a live performance!

Year of the Rabbit Celebrations (Jan. 22). Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with this FREE family-friendly event. Paint your own lucky rabbit and meet the God of Wealth, who will be sharing blessings and passing out treats.