There is an abundance of Chinese New Years celebrations taking place in Richmond this year. Here are 11 worth checking out. For more events across Richmond and Vancouver, visit Lunar New Year Festival's website.
Yaohan Centre Chinese New Year Flower Market
A visit to the Yaohan Centre Flower Markets during this time of the year is a great way to get into the spirit of Chinese New Year. The market is the perfect place to soak up in the joy of the festivities, as well as picking up a few items to decorate the house.
Dates: Jan. 29 to Feb.15
Address: Yaohan Centre, 3700 No 3 Rd.
Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Yaohan Centre Chinese New Year Celebration
Come and enjoy Chinese New Year celebration entertainments including dragon and lion dance, firecracker, green picking at plateau sphere Jong.
Dates: Friday, Feb. 16
Address: Yaohan Centre, 3700 Number 3 Rd.
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunar New Year Celebration at River Rock Casino Resort
Celebrate the Year of the Dog at River Rock Casino Resort. Watch the colourful lions come to life and join in the festivities! Please note that this is a 19+ event.
Dates: Feb. 15 to Feb. 25
Address: River Rock Casino, 8811 River Rd.
Time: 6 p.m. to midnight.
2018 Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair at Aberdeen Centre
Celebrating Chinese New Year in a fun, cultural extravaganza of activities is a famous Aberdeen Centre tradition since 1989. Aberdeen Centre's Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair features vendors on all three mall levels specializing in Chinese New Year themed products and services. Shop for everything you need at one stop from candies, decorations, fresh flowers, gifts and so much more to ring in the Year of the Dog.
Dates: Feb. 9 to Feb. 18
Address: 4151 Hazelbridge Way
Time: Mall hours.
God of Fortune & Lion Dance at Parker Place Mall
Richmond Parker Place mall has a variety of events for Lunar New Year, the Year of Dog. The God of Fortune will be spreading the happiness while a group of lions dance in celebration.
Dates: Feb. 18
Address: 4380 Number 3 Rd.
Time: God of Fortune 1 p.m., Lion Dance: 2p.m.
Chinese New Year Festival & Celebrations with Bodhi Meditation
Enjoy a variety of Western and Asian delicacies, watch the Chinese New Year Gala and participate in the Chinese New Year Festival. These are just some of the exciting activities include professional family portrait taking, walking meditation, calligraphy booths, oracle readings, and much more! For an auspicious start to the new year, you may also purchase incense and candles for offerings.
Dates: Feb. 11 to Feb. 18
Address: Bodhi Meditation 7740 Alderbridge Way, Richmond
Time: Various - please visit website for details
Chinese New Year Festival at Lansdowne Centre
Events including Lion Dance, Money God visits, live traditional and modern stage performances, community booths and give-aways.
Dates: Feb. 17
Address: Lansdowne Centre 5300 No. 3 Rd, Richmond
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Chinese New Year Festival 2018 at Dharma Drum Vancouver Centre
Dharma Drum Vancouver Centre presents a Chinese New Year Festival with lots of fun, hands-on activities. A great activity for families! Highlights include drumming performance, traditional Chinese music, lantern and braclet making, meditation demonstration, Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting.
Dates: Feb. 18
Address: Dharma Drum Vancouver Centre 8240 No.5 Rd.
Time: 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Sherman Tai Charity Fortune Reading at River Rock Casino Resort
Fengshui master Sherman Tai, who is well established in Vancouver Richmond and Hong Kong will tell your fortune at the event for a minimum $20 donation. All proceeds go to the BC Children’s Hospital.
Dates: Feb. 15, 16, 23 & 25
Address: River Rock Casino Resort 8811 River Road,Richmond
Time: 9 p.m.
Aberdeen Centre’s Chinese New Year Cultural showcase
Both days feature a spectacular orchestra performance and a dazzling east-meet-west dancing. Performers include the B.C. Chinese Music Association, Vancouver Academy of Dance, Vancouver Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Colors of Dance Academy.
Dates: Feb.17 & Feb.18
Address: Aberdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way
Time: Various - please visit website for details.
New Year’s Eve at Buddhist Temple
Visitors can experience Chinese New Year celebrations with traditional flower market, auspicious windmills, late-night snacks and foods and much more. Celebrations begin on New Year’s Eve night and continue to the New Year’s Day. Although the celebrations go all day, it’s at night when they become especially amazing.
Dates: Feb. 15
Address: International Buddhist Temple, 160 Steveston Hwy.
Time: 10 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.