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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 Centre at Chinese New Year

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.

Below are some of the festive activities taking place over the February 15th to 18th Chinese New Year weekend in 2018.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Countdown to Chinese New Year” is the New Year’s Eve celebratory event at Aberdeen Mall which takes place in 2018 on Thursday, February 15, from 8:30 pm until 12:10 am. It’s a free event that includes live entertainment in the Central Atrium.

The activity schedule for 2018 is the following:

  • Fairchild Radio 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.

Click Countdown to Chinese New Year for more information.

Friday, February 16, 2018

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

  • Golden Dragon and Lion Dance – the traditional ceremony goes from store to store offering New Year’s blessings starting at 11:00 am.
  • Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair – takes place all day on the weekends of February 9th to 11th and 16th to 18th.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Saturday of the Chinese New Year weekend is a busy and exciting day at Aberdeen Mall. Here is what that day’s program looks like in 2018:

  • BC Chinese Music Association – performances from 1:00 until 2:00 pm in the Atrium.
  • Vancouver Academy of Dance – performances from 3:00 until 4:00 pm in the Atrium.
  • Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair – takes place all day on the weekends of February 9th to 11th and 16th to 18th.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

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 3:00 until 4:00 pm in the Atrium.
  • Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair – takes place all day on the weekends of February 9th to 11th and 16th to 18th.

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

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




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 what’s happening over the week of Chinese New Year in 2017, check out the Aberdeen Centre’s Events Page.

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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