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Aberdeen Centre at Chinese New Year

Aberdeen Centre is a popular mall in Richmond with a distinctly Asian flavour. It has over 150 stores and is especially lively around Chinese New Year.

See below for information on the mall’s annual Chinese New Year celebrations, and then even further below for general details about the mall itself.

Aberdeen Mall at Chinese New Year

Having lots of Asian stores and being popular with Chinese Vancouverites, Aberdeen Mall is understandably a great place to celebrate Chinese New Year.

New Year Schedule of Events

Below are some of the festive activities that take place over the January 30th until February 5th 2019 Chinese New Year week and weekend.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Countdown to Chinese New Year” is the New Year’s Eve celebratory event at Aberdeen Mall which takes place in 2019 on Friday, February 4, from 8:30 pm until 12:10 am. It’s a free event each year that includes live entertainment in the Central Atrium.

The activity schedule for 2019 is the following:

  • Pre-Countdown Stage Show – from 8:30 to 10:00 pm.
  • Personal Blessings from the Chinese God of Fortune – at 10:30 pm.
  • Live Countdown with Fairchild Television – from 10:30 pm to 12:10 am.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Chinese New Year celebrations continue on the Tuesday, which is the official Chinese New Year’s Day. Here’s what happens at Aberdeen Mall:

  • Golden Dragon and Lion Dance – the traditional ceremony goes from store to store offering New Year’s blessings starting in the outdoor courtyard at 11:00 am.
  • Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair – takes place all day from January 30th until February 5th.

February 6th to 8th, 2019

On the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair takes place at various locations throughout the mall. The flowers are available to admire and purchase all week actually (from January 30 until February 5). On these three weekdays though there are no additional performances (unlike on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and the weekend).

Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Saturday of the Chinese New Year weekend is always a busy and exciting day at Aberdeen Mall. Here is what that day’s program looks like in 2019:

  • BC Chinese Music Association – performances from 1:00 until 2:00 pm in the Atrium.
  • Vancouver Academy of Dance – performances from 3:30 until 4:30 pm in the Atrium.
  • Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair – takes place all day from January 30th until February 5th.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The festivities and entertainment continue on the Sunday at the following times:

  • Vancouver Youth Philharmonic Orchestra – performances from 1:00 until 2:00 pm in the Atrium.
  • Colors of Dance Academy – performances from 3:15 until 4:15 pm in the Atrium.
  • Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair – takes place all day from January 30th until February 5th.

For more information on the mall’s Chinese New Year activities, check out the Aberdeen Centre’s Events Page or click 2019 New Year Details.

For a list of other Chinese New Year events in other parts of town, see Chinese New Year in Metro Vancouver.

Aberdeen Centre at Chinese New Year

About Aberdeen Centre

Aberdeen Centre is a fairly large mall with over 150 stores including Japanese department store Daiso, more than one ginseng store, and a large number of Chinese and other Asian boutiques and specialty stores.

Typical stores include ones with names like Ginseng World, Luk Fook Jewellery, Osaka Optical, Pinku Japan The Store, Taiwan Kwong Leung Hin Dried Food, and Ten Fu Tea & Ginseng. Also, an especially popular store with children is Candyland! It’s a popular mall with all kinds of interesting, exotic and Asian stores.

Where is Aberdeen Centre?

Aberdeen Centre is conveniently located at 4151 Hazelbridge Way in Richmond right by the Aberdeen SkyTrain Station which is just a 25-minute trip from downtown Vancouver along the Canada Line.

Aberdeen Mall Hours

Unlike most other shopping malls, Aberdeen Centre is open 365 days a year. Its regular hours are the following:

  • 11 am until 7 pm Monday to Wednesday plus all holidays.
  • 11 am until 9 pm Thursday to Saturday.

Other Information

For more information on the shopping centre itself, see the Aberdeen Centre website.

For a list of other Chinese New Year events, see Chinese New Year in Metro Vancouver.

For a list of other Lower Mainland shopping centres, click Vancouver’s Best Shopping Districts, Malls and Markets.

And for a list of other festivals and events taking place throughout the year, check out Vancouver’s Festivals & Events Calendar.

 

 

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