Chinese Lunar New Year takes place Sunday, February 10, 2013 and with Family Day long weekend taking place the same weekend, it gives people extra time to enjoy the lunar new year. The Year of the Snake is upon us and there are Chinese New Year 2013 Vancouver events to help you ring in the new year. You can also take in the culinary delights by checking out the best Chinese restaurants in Metro Vancouver.
1. Chinese New Year Parade Vancouver 2013.
The annual parade draws nearly 50,000 spectators to the second largest Chinatown in North America. For full parade information click the link (Chinese New Year Parade).
Taking place at the Vancouver Art Gallery Place from February 15-17, 2013, this annual display of lanterns draws in thousands of spectators. Free to attend.
3. TEMPLE FAIR at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver presents a family-friendly festival on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring traditional Chinese games, dumpling and noodle-making demos, arts and crafts for kids and much more.
4. Lion Dancers at Burnaby Heights
Burnaby Heights gets in the festive spirit as The Heights become alive with traditional lion dancers make their way outside businesses with a special blessing of luck and prosperity. This takes place Saturday, Feb. 16 from noon to 2:30 pm.
A massive, free Chinese New Year event in Vancouver’s Chinatown featuring firecrackers, exhibition booths and live stage performances.
6. 2013 Vancouver Spring show
The third annual Vancouver Spring Show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre features Cirque du Soleil performers, China and Canadian Idol to celebrate Chinese New Year.
7. Chinese New Year at Granville Island
Granville Island gets into the spirit of things with a Year of the Snake procession on Sunday, February 10 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm
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