Chinese New Year Events in Vancouver

Chinese New Year Events in Vancouver

– Photo Credit: Metrotown at Metropolis


My List of Chinese New Year Events in Vancouver or Richmond

It’s the Year of the Pig and every year I celebrate and go out looking for my favorite foods. Come back as I’ll be adding more Chinese New Year Events in Vancouver or Richmond. So I’ll be footloose and dragon-free and out and about celebrating the Chinese New Year at some of the following Chinese New Year Events in Vancouver or Richmond.  But I’ll be adding more events to my Chinese Year Events in Vancouver or Richmond as I find them.

Chinese New Year Events in Vancouver or Richmond 2019

January 22 – February 2
Super Hiro’s
3 course Omasake dinner for $45 per person

January 23 – February 8
Tsawwassen Mills
From January 23rd to February 8th, buy $288 worth of gift cards and get an $18 bonus. Visit Guest Services to get yours!

January 24 – February 24*
FlyOver Canada 
Flight of the Dragon: During this special feature, follow a mythical dragon as it soars over some of China’s most spectacular landscapes and scenery – including the Great Wall of China, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the city of Shanghai and more. Then, take off again to experience FlyOver Canada, an exhilarating journey from east-to-west across Canada.

January 21, 2019 – February 4*
Yaohan Centre
Flower Market: 11am-7pm, Prosperity Tree Give Away-Promotion Redemption Date Jan 26 & 27; February 2 & 3, 2-4pm. Spend $20.00 in two different shops during the promotional period, you are entitled to pick one red pocket from the prosperity tree which gets you a gift ticket in the red pocket that gives you a chance to win a soft Lovely Pig or a Gold Pig! While quantity last

January 29-Feb 19*
Oakridge Centre
Walk through the Galleria of Imperial Inspirations, which is a fashion exhibition from local and Asian designers. On weekends, kids can make and collect hand-held Pig Hero lanterns and experience all the different Asian cultures from Chinese to Taiwan to Korean and Vietnamese through a showcase of live entertainment. Visit the Taiwanese sculpture artist Yi-Lun Yao “The Mighty Boar” piggy bank where you can insert a coin into the bank it will greet your donation with a receptive “oink”.

January 30 – February 4*
Aberdeen Centre
Flower & Gift Fair: booths specializing in Chinese New Year themed decorations, traditional snacks, sweets and foods, gifts & toys, and fresh flowers/plants and more.

Jan 11-Feb 17** 
City Square Mall
Visit the Tunnel of Spring Blossoms, outdoor carnival and to late-night shopping. Spend a minimum of $200* ($300* if inclusive of NTUC FairPrice receipts) and participate in the Sure-Win Fortune Spin. Take a spin and win up to $100 worth of City Square Mall shopping vouchers, exclusive Chinese New Year goodies and premiums such as tickets to the Springfest Carnival, Mandarin Orange carriers, red packets and more.

January 26: 11am-4pm*
Lonsdale Quay Market, North Vancouver
Lunar New Year at the Market: Chinese fan dancing, lion dance blessing and God of Fortune will be handing out red envelopes from 3-4pm

January 26: 11am*
Lougheed Town Centre
Lunar Festival:  Write your name on a wishing tree, watch Chinese dancing and Korean drum performance and enjoy festive treats such as Chinese cookies, lucky red envelopes and more, Lion dance by London Drugs

Jan 26-27: 11am-4pm
Bodhi Meditation, 7740 Alderbridge Way, Richmond, BC
Activities include time-travelling photography studio, traditional tea house, children’s courtyard, dharma gift shop, oracle readings, multicultural performances and international veggie food hutongs

January 26 – February 24* 
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet
Present this page at Guest Services visitors presenting this article will receive a Lunar New Year red envelope containing a discount card (Fashion Passport) that offers 10% off at 50 stores, plus exclusive Lunar New Year brand offers from Armani, Armani Exchange, Columbia, Cole Haan, Lindt, Lolë, Michael Kors, Mountain Warehouse, Ports 1961, Samsonite, Sarah Pacini & Tommy Hilfiger.

January 29 – February 19
Oakridge Mall
walk through the Galleria of Imperial Inspirations, a fashion exhibition from local and Asian designers. On weekends, kids can make and collect Pig Hero lanterns and experience different Asian cultures from Chines to Korean to Vietnamese. There will also be plenty of photo opportunities

January 30 – February 5
Aberdeen Centre
2019 Aberdeen Centre’s Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair
Mall Hours (Extended hours on Feb 4 till 12:30am midnight)
All Mall Levels

January 31: 5:30-8:30pm*
Grand Crystal Seafood Restaurant, which is located on the second floor of Crystal Mall, 4500 Kingsway
Burnaby Board of Trade – Enjoy a 10-course banquet of Chinese delicacies while enjoying live entertainment and great networking with leaders from Burnaby’s Asia-Pacific business community. Tickets are on sale now and cost $60 per person or $580 for a table 10 for board of trade members. Non-members will pay $80 per person or $780 for a table of 10. To buy tickets, email

February 1-5
IKEA Richmond
Join us for our celebration in the store entrance at 1pm, on Sunday February 3rd when the lions come to life during the traditional eye dotting ceremony, complete with traditional Chinese drums and a gong to ring in a prosperous New Year. Then head to the IKEA Restaurant where you can enjoy a special Dim Sum combo for $8.88, available Feb 1 – 5.

February 1-19
Metropolis at Metrotown

This year to celebrate the Lunar New Year, Metropolis at Metrotown will be hosting over 2 weeks of family-friendly festivities to usher in the Year of the Pig. Starting Friday, February 1, Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court will be the home to a large Instagram-worthy lantern display. Hundreds of lanterns will be the backdrop for beautiful photos visitors can take with their family or friends! As well each weekend, Metropolis will be hosting a series of activities including Chinese Calligraphy and Lantern Making, Traditional Chinese Dance performances, and Travel through Asia photo booth.

With the New Year tradition of red envelopes, Metropolis will be giving away lucky red envelopes throughout the day to visitors in Grand Court from February 4th to 6th, with a chance to receive a Metropolis at Metrotown gift card or other prizes. From February 1-19, visitors can also enter for a chance to win a $1000 Metropolis shopping spree.

Lunar New Year isn’t complete without a traditional lion dance on February 6th, arriving in Grand Court at 10am and proceeding through the mall to provide the stores with its lucky blessings.

Share your photos on Instagram using hashtag #METLunar and tag @metropolisatmet for a chance to win either a weekly prize package or a grand prize of a $500 Metropolis gift card.

February 1 – 19, 2019: Lunar New Year Red Lantern Display
February 2-3, 2019: Chinese Calligraphy (11:00AM – 1:00PM) & Lantern Making Workshops (2:00PM – 5:00PM)
February 4-6, 2019: Lucky Red Envelope Giveaways
February 6, 2019: Lion Dancing (Starts 10:00AM in Grand Court)
February 9-10, 2019: Traditional Chinese Dance Performances (1:00PM-4:00PM, half hour interval performances)
February 16-18, 2019: Travel through Asia Photo Booth (1:00PM-5:00PM)

Location: Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby.   For more information on Metropolis’ Lunar New Year Celebrations or other events, please visit:



Feb 1-28
Parq Vancouver 

No celebration should go without a curated experience. Make Parq Vancouver your ultimate destination for Chinese New Year in 2019. With luminous lanterns, decorative umbrellas, vibrant cherry blossom trees, hanging silk wisteria and an embellished pop-up photo lounge with life-size zodiac calendars adorning the many corners of the resort, guests can be sure to capture the magic of Lunar New Year.


In the spirit of Lunar New Year, The Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival and Family Day, Parq Vancouver will debut its first ever workshop: Lunar New Year Lantern Making.

Date: Sunday, February 17th
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Art studio on the sixth floor, adjacent to the lobby of the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel.
Tickets: $15.00 a person plus taxes and fees. A family rate of $40.00 plus taxes and fees will be applied to groups of four.
For more details and tickets, please visit


From Feb 1st – 28th
1 winner every night
Choose 8 out of 15 symbols for a chance to win $888,888
Monday – Thursday 8pm
Friday – Saturday 9pm
Sunday – 6pm

From Feb 1st – 23rd
2 winners every Saturday
The first winner will receive $8,888 in Free play at 8pm and the second will receive $8,888 in Cash.

From Jan 1st – Feb 28th
1 winner every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for $5,000 in free play plus 10,000 ballots into the grand prize draw: a 2019 Range Rover Velar on Feb 28th at 11pm
Thursday/Friday 10pm
Saturday 11pm

February 5th at 7:00pm there will be a traditional lion dance

February 2: 12-5pm
London Heritage Farm
Celebrate with Chinese tea and goodies, $15 per person

February 2: 10am-4pm
Park Royal South Centre Court Park Royal South Centre Court
Celebrate with lion dancing, origami and more

Feb 4-5
River Rock Casino
Come celebrate at The Buffet with a Lunar Buffet featuring traditional Chinese dishes along with your buffet favourites. Join us at 6:00pm for roast pig. *Roast pig will be served while quantities last. Limited number of tables for reservations.* Chinese New Year Dinner + Roasted Pig Carving Ceremony: 5:00pm – 9:00pm. $45.95/Adult; $39.95/Senior; $22.95/Child

Feb 4-28
Kaya Malay
To showcase how Malaysian Chinese celebrates the most important festival of the year, Kaya Malay Bistro, is excited and delighted to serve authentic Malaysian Lunar New Year dishes during the month of February. For the very first time in western Canada, foodies, families and friends will be able to taste and embrace Spring Festival and New Year fares, Malaysian style, starting New Years Eve – February 4th, 2019.

“Smoked Salmon YuShang Salad” (also called “Lo-Hey”), Fish Head Hotpot, Kumquat Chicken, Braised Lamb, Goldren Fried Rice…just a few of Kaya’s Lunar New Year fares, available in A La Carte menu and an 8-course menu for 4 or more.

Kaya Malay Bistro Lunar New Year of the Pig 8-course Menu
Lotus Root, Fungjau & Peanut Soup Or Coconut Prawn & Papaya Soup
Smoked Salmon “YuShang” Salad
Fish Head Hot Pot
Kumquat Chicken
Braised Lamb Shank
Wok-fried vegetables
Golden Fried Rice
Dessert: Malaysian Nian Gao

$38 per person for parties of 4 or more (reservation a must)

February 5: 12pm*
Yaohan Centrel
Lion dance

February 8: 3:30pm
Pacific Centrel
Lion Dance, Dotting Ceremony, God of Fortune and our iconic red lanterns decorated throughout the mall to signify prosperity for the year ahead.

February 8-10*
International Village Mall
Vendor and exhibition booths on both the main and upper levels of the mall showcasing festive Chinese New Year goods, souvenirs, culinary delights and gift wares, multicultural performances live on stage, lucky draws for prizes, and much more

February 8-15
Tsawwassen Mills
From February 1-15, visit the Wishing Tree at Entry 3 for the chance to win one of many lucky prizes, including a $1,000 VIP shopping experience at Marc Cain.

February 9, 11:30-5pm*
Lansdowne Centre
Multicultural performances including a Lion Dance, Chinese opera, drumming, martial arts demonstrations and more

February 9-10: 10am-5pm**
Vancouver Art Gallery
Lunarfest: Activities from movies, crafts and piggy banks from Taiwanese merchants to enjoying Lunar New Year foods

February 10: 10:30am-4pm*
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Year of the Pig Temple Fair: Lion dance, Chinese music, exhibitions, storytelling and more

February 10, starting 11am*
Chinese New Year Parade:

February 10, starting at 5:30pm
Federico’s Supper Club:
Celebrate the Year of the Pig – Chinese New Year at Federicos on February 10, 2019 – $49.88 – includes 4 course dinner, show fee and dancing.

February 10 & 17: Brunch
H2 Rotissiere:
Who wants dim sum for Chinese New Year? I do! H2 Rotissiere has added dim sum, congee & Peking duck rolls and more to their brunch buffet on Feb 10 & 17. Only $39/person.  Make reservations online

February 11- 2pm** 
Richmond Centre
Lion Dance

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Granville Island
Lunar New Year 2018: Lion dance parade starts at 10:30am.  Sugar painting classes available 11am-2pm

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Parker Place
The Fortune God and Lion dance










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