It’s almost time to bid the tiger farewell and welcome the Year of the Rabbit. This year’s Lunar New Year will begin on Sunday, Jan. 22 and end on Sunday, Feb. 5, and there is plenty to do right here in Richmond.
1. Visit the city’s largest flower market at Aberdeen Centre
Aberdeen Centre’s flower market is kicking off the festivities with 30 booths selling delicious festive treats and all sorts of flowers and decorations. Local rescue Rabbitats will also be teaching Richmondites all about the rabbits at its booth.
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Date: Jan. 13 to 22, 2023
Place: Aberdeen Centre (first and second floor), 4151 Hazelbridge Way
2. Watch live performances and snap photos with festive decor at Richmond Centre
For those wishing to take festive photos, Richmond Centre might be the place to go. The mall is currently decked out with vibrant displays such as illuminated rabbits, and live musical performances by Angel Entertainment will be available on Fridays and Saturdays. Guests paying with UnionPay will also get a special bonus CF SHOP! Card at select locations from now until Jan. 29.
A special live performance featuring lion dances, dance performances and traditional music, as well as a special appearance by the God of Fortune, will be held at Richmond Centre on Jan. 29. Children will also get to enjoy fun activities.
Date and time: now until Feb. 8, 2023 (The live performance will be held on Jan. 29 at 11 a.m.)
Place: Richmond Centre, 6551 No. 3 Road