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Lunar New Year Events in Metro Vancouver

Lunar New Year Events in Metro Vancouver

As the Lunar New Year approaches, Metro Vancouver is gearing up for a vibrant celebration of the Year of the Dragon. From traditional dances to mouthwatering feasts, the region is brimming with exciting events that the whole family can enjoy. Let’s explore some of the best Lunar New Year events happening in and around Metro Vancouver.

Chinese Canadian Museum Lunar New Year Celebrations

January 24 – February 11, 51 E. Pender Street, Vancouver, BC

A group of people dancing and pretending to be a dragon for Lunar New Year Festival at the Chinese Canadian Museum

Celebrate the Chinese Canadian Museum’s first Lunar New Year with enhanced tours, calligraphy, printmaking, lion dances, and free tastings of traditional treats. Visitors can also win prizes in our Fortune Cookie Golden Ticket campaign!

>> Chinese Canadian Museum

Lunar New Year Build A Dragon Fest

Lansdowne Centre invites you to celebrate Lunar New Year with festive activities, exciting shopping, quality family time, and the awe-inspiring centerpiece, a colossal LEGO® Dragon! Created by Robin Sather, the only LEGO® Certified Professional in Western Canada, the sculpture will be on display from February 3 to 25.


Dragon building (February 3 & 4, Mall Hours)

Celebration (February 10)

  • Chance to interact and build with Robin Sather
  • Family Portrait Station (February 10, 12 pm – 4 pm)
  • Children’s Arts & Craft (February 10, 12 pm – 4 pm)
  • Artisan Market (February 10 & 11, 11 am – 4 pm)
  • Instagrammable Festive Decorations
  • And More

    >> Lunar New Year Build A Dragon Fest

Lunar New Year Family Celebration

January 27, 12pm, Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House

two kids taking a picture of a red dragon for Lunar New Year
Photo credit: Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House

January 27, 12pm – 3pm, Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House , FREE
1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC

Explore traditions through stories and songs with Yuto Books, available in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Browse English and Chinese books from Yuto Books and other Asian languages from the Coquitlam Public Library. Enjoy crafts, art activities, traditional snacks, and drinks all day. Don’t miss the chance to have a professional Lunar New Year photo taken at our themed photoshoot station. All ages and languages are welcome

>> Lunar New Year at Mackin House

Henderson Place Mall Lunar New Year Market

A red poster with writing on an event at Hendersen Place for Lunar New Year Market. There is an animation of a dragon.

January 27 – February 11 (Weekends), 11am-6pm, FREE
Henderson Place Mall, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Experience the Best of Lunar New Year at Henderson Place Mall Market! From traditional crafts to unique goodies, this market has everything you need to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Join them and make your Lunar New Year even more special with the festive products offered by local businesses.

>> Lunar New Year Market at Henderson Place Mall

Golden Maple Lunar New Year Gala

A group of women in red dresses on a stage dancing for Lunar New Year
Photo Credit: Golden Maple Lunar New Year

January 27, Great Canadian Casino, 12-4pm, Tickets to be purchased
2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam, BC

After a four-year break, the Golden Maple Lunar New Year Performance returns as the Golden Maple Lunar New Year Gala. Join us for a visual and auditory feast featuring outstanding art groups. This year, we’ve added two hours of pre-show festivities with crafts and games for a more diverse entertainment experience. Don’t miss out!

>> Golden Maple Lunar New Year Gala

Prelude at Timber House

January 27, 8pm-11pm, Timber House, FREE
310 Salter Street, New Westminister, BC

Come celebrate the Lunar New Year’s Prelude at Timber House on January 27th in New Westminster! Indulge in festive eats, have your fortune read for a glimpse into the year ahead, and don’t miss our limited-time red envelope incentives. Join them for a joyous start to the Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year Events at the Vancouver Public Libraries (Various locations)

February 2 : Puppet Show, 330-430pm, Terry Salmon Branch
February 3: Year of the Wood Dragon, 12-4pm, Central Library
February 6: Lunar New Year Celebration, 330-430pm, Kensington Branch
February 9: Family Story Time, 1030am-11am, Collingwood Branch

Lion Dance at Ikea

February 4, Ikea Coquitlam, 11am-12pm, FREE
1004 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam

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Lunar Fest Vancouver

February 9-10
Pendulum Gallery
885 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC

Granville Island – Ocean Artworks Pavilion
1531 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC

In the Year of the Dragon, we’re embracing creativity and fun! Visit Granville Island every weekend for free, family-friendly workshops showcasing Vancouver’s diverse communities. Explore storytelling through arts, crafts, music, food, and more. Come share in the excitement with them!

Paper Craft with TianJin Temple

February 11, 3pm, McGill
4595 Albert St, Burnaby BC,

Discover the customs and symbols of Lunar New Year and their cultural significance. Join us in creating a paper craft of the God of Fortune character to take home. This event is open to all ages.

>>TianJin Temple

With an array of events across Metro Vancouver, this Lunar New Year promises to be a memorable celebration for families. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in traditional customs or simply enjoy the festive atmosphere, there’s no shortage of ways to welcome the Year of the Dragon in style.

Taste of Chinatown Festival

Photo credit: Vancouver Chinatown Foundation

On February 9th – 11th, the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation’s annual Taste of Chinatown! festival will return to Chinatown with a multitude of family-friendly activitiescoinciding with this year’s Lunar New Year festivities.

The Taste of Chinatown! festival will be offering the following opportunities inside the Chinatown Storytelling Centre for free admission to those 17 and under, and 50% off regular admission for adults: 

Colour Your Lucky Dragon (family-friendly event): 

Kids and families colouring laser-cute dragon magnets to attract prosperity, protection, and good health for the year ahead.

  • Date: Saturday, February 10 (11am-1pm)
  • Location: Chinatown Storytelling Centre, 168 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T3 

Meet The God Of Wealth: 

The God of Wealth, one of the most popular Chinatown figures, will be sharing blessings and handing out treats at the Chinatown Storytelling Centre.

  • Date: Sunday, February 11 (11am-4pm)
  • Location: Chinatown Storytelling Centre, 168 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T3 
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