2019 is the Year of the Pig. People born in the year of the pig have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in their lives. While the majority of the Chinese New Year celebrations happen in Vancouver and Richmond there are a few events happening in other communities as well.
If we’ve missed a Chinese New Year event please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll add the event to our list immediately. Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Lunar New Year at Brentwood: Come to Brentwood Town Centre and celebrate Lunar New Year. The celebrations include lion dance & dotting ceremony, dough & origami artisans, calligraphers, balloon artists, live music & dancing, as well as a blessing of the merchants ceremony.
Lunar New Year at Lonsdale Quay: On January 26 enjoy traditional Chinese Fan Dancing performance and workshop from 11am – 12pm. From 12pm to 3pm, visitors can take part in traditional lunar new year’s crafts for all ages. Afterwards watch the stunning Lion Dance blessing throughout the Market, beginning at 3:00pm. The God of Fortune will also be handing out traditional Red Envelopes to customers and visitors while supplies last.
Countdown to Chinese New Year: Countdown to Chinese New Year at Aberdeen Centre. This event will provide an unforgettable night of entertainment and celebration! When you’re not watching the events on the main stage, you can browse the shopping centre or dine at one of the many on-site establishments. Featuring countdown shows by Fairchild Radio & Fairchild TV.
Golden Dragon & Lion Dance: Travel from the outdoor courtyard through Aberdeen Centre and watch the dragon pick-the-green from all the stores. The event will start at 11am and the dragon will travel throughout the entire mall, all levels.
Lunar New Year at Lansdowne: As spring approaches each year, Richmond pulls out all stops to celebrate the Lunar New Year, one of the most important annual events for the city’s large Asian community. Giant dragons & lions twist & dance to drums, cymbals & cheering crowds. Restaurants introduce special menus for the holiday & quickly fill their reservation books for extravagant New Year’s feasts.
Lunar New Year Fest: Central City is hosting a day of FREE family fun on February 2nd. Music, dance, crafts, draws, a traditional lion dance, plus a FREE goodie bag to the first 300 people at the event.
FlyOver Canada Flight of the Dragon: FlyOver Canada is proud to present “Flight of the Dragon” for the 5th year. For a limited time, guests will get to experience Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-to-back for the regular FlyOver admission price! First, follow a mythical dragon as you soar over some of China’s most spectacular landscapes and scenery during Flight of the Dragon. Then, stay seated and take off again to experience FlyOver Canada, a thrilling flight ride that takes you from east to west across Canada. Both rides incorporate state of the art special effects including wind, scents and mist.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.