Illumination Summer Night Market replaces Richmond's Panda Market

Apr 4 2017, 4:10 pm

First there was the International Summer Night Market, then, there was the Panda Market, now, there’s the brand new Illumination Summer Night Market.

This market kicks off on May 5, and it’s in the exact same location that the Panda Market used to be – 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way) in Richmond.

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This will be one of the largest night markets in Metro Vancouver. This event takes up over 200,000 square feet of space and features over 300 different booths including over 200 retailers and 60 food ones. 

Illumination will feature special weekends dedicated to themes such as Music Festival Weekend, Culture Festival Weekend, and Music, Dance, and Singing Competitions.

The Illumination Market’s management told Daily Hive via email that marketgoers can expect more themes such as a teddy bear one during the market. Yes, it looks like large stuffed teddy bears will have a prominent spot in the Illumination Market’s decor, seriously.

The market will also feature a stellar light show, described as the summer version of Enchant Christmas Light Maze & Market

We can’t forget to mention the Hip-Pop Culture Corner at the market – a spot described as, “A basketball court surrounded by Graffiti. A popular Chinese hip-pop singer will operate this section and bring many merchandise to show the spirit of hip- pop.”

Well this sounds amazing.

Illumination Summer Night Market

Days/Time: Friday and Saturday from 7 pm to midnight, Sunday from 7 to 11 pm, and long weekends from 7 to midnight.
Dates: May 5 to September 10, 2017
Location: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way)
Admission: TBD

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