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Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat

January 25 2020 @ 1:01 am - February 9 2020 @ 11:02 am PST

Granville Island looks forward to celebrating Lunar New Year traditions in January. 2020 marks the Year of the Rat, and there are many ways to celebrate with us on the island!

January 25th – February 9
Snap a photo in front of our lantern installations, around the Public Market or inside the Net Loft atrium.
Sunday January 26th

Lion Dance
10:30am – 12:00 pm
This annual tradition starts in the Public Market. Follow the lion dancers as they make their way through the market and around the island bringing good luck and prosperity. The God of Fortune will hand out lucky red envelopes and good wishes for the year.

Sugar Painting
Watch a traditional form of Chinese folk art that uses hot, liquid sugar to create two and three dimensional figures. Walk away with a tasty edible art piece.
Location: Public Market, Southwest entrance


2020-01-25 @ 1:01 am PST
2020-02-09 @ 11:02 am PST
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January 26
10am – 12:30pm: Sugar Painting
10:30am – 12pm: Lion Dance

Public Market open 7 days a week
from 9AM - 6PM
Beginning May 17, some businesses may be open later until 8pm
Net Loft open 7 days a week
from 10AM - 6PM
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