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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.

In 2024 the Year of the Dragon begins on Saturday, February 10th. As in the past, Lunar New Year celebrations are happening at the mall again at that time.


This article contains the following information about Aberdeen Centre:

Where is Aberdeen Centre? | Mall Hours | Lunar New Year | Other Information


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 fairly popular mall with all kinds of interesting, exotic and Asian stores.


Vancouver events at Lunar New Year


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 (as of January 2024):

  • 11:00 am until 7:00 pm Monday to Thursday and Sunday
  • 11:00 am until 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday


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 Lunar New Year.

Below are some of the festive activities taking place over Lunar New Year season in 2024.


February 2nd to 11th, 2024

Every day during regular mall opening hours 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.


Friday, February 9th, 2024

Countdown Night to Lunar New Year of the Dragon” is the New Year’s Eve celebratory event at Aberdeen Mall. In 2024 it runs from 8:30 pm until 12:05 am. It’s a free event with live entertainment in the Central Atrium.

The activity schedule for 2024 is the following:

  • Pre-Countdown Stage Show – from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
  • Personal Blessings from the Chinese God of Fortune and Bill McNulty – at 10:30 pm.
  • Live Countdown with Fairchild Television – from 10:30 pm to 12:05 am.
  • Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair – extended hours until 12:30 am.


Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Chinese New Year celebrations continues on the Saturday, 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 begins at 11:00 am in the outdoor courtyard. It then goes from store to store offering New Year’s blessings starting at 12:30 pm.
  • Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair – takes place all day.

Other cultural activities happening at the mall on the Saturday in 2024 include the following:

  • Colors of Dance Academy – performances from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm.
  • Vancouver Academy of Dance – performances from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm.


Sunday, February 11th, 2024

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

  • Vancouver Beauty Dance World – performances from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm.
  • BC Chinese Music Association – performances from 3:15 pm until 4:15 pm.
  • Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair – takes place all day.

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


Other Information

To learn more about 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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