The Richmond Night Market is back for the summer and this year’s theme hopes to give attendees a sweet night to remember.
The annual night market, which opens on May 16 with the grand opening on June 22, will be dusted with sugar and sweets; transforming itself into a Magical Candyland.
A giant 30-foot tall Candy Castle festooned with gumdrops, cupcake towers and ice cream pillars will be stuffed with candy and candy-themed souvenirs from all over the world available for purchase. Borrowed from last year’s theme, the Night Market will also be graced by the presence of the Giant Inflatable Duck who will be holding a giant lollipop amidst the Magical Candyland.
The traditional food and retail vendors selling over 500 items of food and merchandise from phone cases to accessories to attendees, respectively, will also be the main attractions of the market.
A new addition for 2014 is the Sweet Deals coupon book which will offer over $150 in savings from the food and retail vendors at the market. The book is available for only $4 and will also include a raffle ticket to enter to win a family vacation package to Sichuan to see pandas up close.
This year’s Night Market will also offer a Zoom Pass, a transferable pass between family and friends allowing the holder to skip the line in an express entrance. A $10 pass allows for seven entrances and a $20 pass allows 15.
Accessible by foot and offering free parking, the market will be located near the River Rock Casino at Bridgeport Skytrain Station. The market will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to midnight and will close an hour earlier at 11 p.m. on Sundays and Statutory Mondays. Its closing night will be October 13th.
For more information, visit the official website at www.richmondnightmarket.com/
Location: 8351 River Road, Richmond (a 5-minute walk from SkyTrain’s Bridgeport Station)
Season: Friday, May 16 to Monday, October 13, 2014 (grand opening June 22)
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Admission: $2.25 for regular admission. FREE admission for children aged 10 and under and and for seniors aged 60 and up.
Vancity Buzz is a proud sponsor of Richmond Night Market 2014.