Ring in Chinese New Year at Aberdeen Centre's Midnight Countdown

Feb 10 2018, 12:51 am

Following a tradition that has spanned since the mall opened, Aberdeen Centre in Richmond will be hosting a free, public midnight countdown for the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, marking the Year of the Dog.

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The festivities at the Asian mall kick off at 8:30 pm Thursday in the central atrium. It features cultural performances, singing, dancing, fortune telling, and a live Chinese language televised countdown on Chinese cable channel Fairchild Television.

The televised portion of the celebration begins at 10:30 pm and runs until 12:10 am.

It is the largest and only midnight countdown event to the New Year.

Additional festivities are planned through the weekend – from Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18 – such as performances by the BC Chinese Music Association, Vancouver Academy of Dance, Vancouver Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Colors of Dance Academy.

Chinese New Year Midnight Countdown at Aberdeen Centre

  • When: Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 pm to 12:10 am
  • Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
  • Admission: Free
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