Chinese New Year in Vancouver: Events guide

Today is Chinese New Year, the year of the Water Dragon. Here are events around town to celebrate and enjoy the festivities. 

Vancouver

Chinese New Year parade
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Begins at noon at Millenium Gate on Pender and Taylor

Tinseltown/International Village (88 West Pender)
Entertainment, "lucky draws", merchant blessings, shopping
Friday, January 27 to Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hours: 12:00pm to 10:00pm, 7:00pm on Sunday
Event: Entertainment, hourly “lucky draws”, merchant blessing, and more.

Oakridge Mall (West Galleria)
Lion Dance stage performance, good luck blessings 
Saturday, January 28, 2012
10:00am to 12:30pm

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden
Year of the Dragon temple fair, live music, food and entertainment. Admission by donation.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
10:00am to 4:30pm with a preview on Saturday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm

 

Richmond

For those who want to be immersed in Chinese New Year festivities, Richmond is really the place to be. Walk into any major mall and the whole place will be a sea of red and gold.

Aberdeen Centre, Richmond (4151 Hazelbridge Way)
New Years Celebrations: dance and gift fair  

Saturday, January 28 to Sunday, January 29, 2012 (1:30pm to 3:30pm)

 

Richmond Centre (6551 No. 3 Road) 
www.richmondcentre.com ">New Year lion dance and ceremony
January 28 1:30 p.m. start

 

Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Main Library 100-7700 Minoru Gate)
Chinese New Year Celebration: crafts, games, demonstrations, displays and prize contests
January 28

Aberdeen Centre (4151 Hazelbridge Way)
Chinese New Year Dance and Music Celebrations, entertainment by B.C. Chinese Music Association and Colors of Dance Academy.
Jan 28 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Jan 29 - 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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