The Lunar New Year has arrived and Metropolis at Metrotown is ready to celebrate the Year of the Rat in a big way.
The joyous occasion kicked off last Friday, but the famous Burnaby mall is hosting more than two weeks of family-friendly activities, until February 9.
There will also be an Instagram-worthy lantern display.
When you step into Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court, you’ll be graced by a display of 388 red lanterns. This display is the perfect opportunity to get photos with friends and family.
Plus, each weekend during the festival will feature bonus activities and performances.
That includes traditional and modern Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean dance performances as well as live music performances.
You can also join in on paper craft and cookie decorating workshops, a fortune telling workshop and consultations.
And to top it all off, you can put yourself in the midst of some of the world’s greatest landmarks, with the Travel through Asia photo booth.
But Lunar New Year isn’t complete without a traditional lion dance. That will happen Wednesday, January 29th. It starts at 10 am in the Grand Court and will proceed through the mall to provide the stores with its lucky blessings.
Here’s the full schedule of Lunar New Year Celebrations at Metropolis at Metrotown:
January 24 – February 9
- Lunar New Year Red Lantern Display
- Daily Spin to Win
January 25 & 26
- Dance performances by South East Asian Cultural Heritage Society, Charm Dance Company, Lorita Leung Dance Academy and Flying Dance Studio
- Traditional Lion Dance beginning at 10am and travelling throughout the mall to provide lucky blessings
February 1 – 2
- Free Paper Art Workshop with Fox and Unicorn Arts & Cookie Decorating Workshop with Sugar Sugar Studios. Reserve your spot here.
- Vancouver Oriental Philharmonic Choir live musical performance
- Fortune Teller & Feng Shui Master Sherman Tai workshop and consultations by donation to Burnaby Neighbourhood House (the minimum suggested donation is $10)
- Travel through Asia Photo Booth
Prizes to be won at Metropolis at Metrotown
In addition to all the fun, you can win prizes, including ones from some of the shopping centre’s retail stores.
If you share your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #METLunar and tag @metropolisatmet you’ll have the chance to win either a weekly prize package or a $500 Metropolis gift card.
There’s also the Spin to Win game – if you spend more than $188 each day, you can present your daily receipts for a spin on the Lucky Fortune Wheel in the Grand Court. Here, you may win retailer prizes or even a Metropolis gift card! There’s a limit of one prize per person per day.
And until February 9, visitors can also enter at Grand Court for a chance to win a $1,000 Metropolis shopping spree.
So, what better way is there to spend the Lunar New Year? Metropolis at Metrotown has more than 375 stores, with Skytrain access and free parking.
It’s open from 10 am-9 pm six days a week and from 10am-7 pm on Sundays.
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Metropolis at Metrotown Lunar New Year
Location: Metropolis at Metrotown's Grand Court - 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Time: 10 am - 7-9 pm
Date: Friday January 24th, 2020 - Sunday February 9th, 2020