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2019 Chinese New Year Celebrations in Markham


Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year Celebrations at First Markham Place

3255 Highway 7  map

January 25 - February 17, 2019
Chinese New Year Sidewalk Sale

Sunday, January 27, 2019
12:00 p.m. - Prediction for Year of the Pig
                      Hosted by Mr. Paul Ng
3 p.m. - Chinese Dance Performance
by Chinese Collective Arts Association

Monday, February 4, 2019
9 p.m. - Meet God of Fortune
10 p.m. - Chinese New Year's Eve Countdown Show
Presented by Fairchild Radio

Sunday, February 10, 2019
2 p.m. - Presented by A1 Radio

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Noon - Lion Dance
Presented by Sunny Tang Martial Arts Center


Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year 2019 Celebration Party (Mandarin)

Monday, January 28, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Cornell Library
3201 Bur Oak Avenue  map

A fun program for newcomer seniors to get together and mingle with new friends!

Let’s celebrate New Year 2019 together!

  Chinese New Year

Markham YMCA
celebrates the Lunar New Year

Friday, February 1, 2019

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Rudy Bratty Centre Markham YMCA
101 YMCA Blvd.

Free to public. No joining fee upon registration. Featuring God of Fortune giving out red envelopes,
free program (Tai Chi, Arriba, line dancing) demos, music, calligraphy, pig cutting ceremony and free snacks.

Chinese New Year 2019

Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham
2019 Chinese New Year Celebrations

請齊來參與精彩表演: 龍鼓醒獅,精彩兒童中國舞蹈,中國武術功夫表演及中國樂器表演
Come and see our Amazing Performances of Lion Dance, Martial Arts, Chinese Folk Dance,
and Traditional Chinese Musical Instrument Performances!


Location: King Square Shopping Centre
Saturday, February 2, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Location: Pacific Mall
Monday, February 4, 2019
10 p.m. to 12:01 a.m.


Location: Pacific Mall
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
2:30 p.m.


Location: Markham Civic Centre
Sunday, February 10, 2019
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Simply Splendid

Chinese New Year 2019 Celebration: "Simply Splendid!"

Location: Pacific Mall, 4300 Steeles Ave East at Kennedy Road   map

February 4 @ 10 p.m., February 5 @ 2:30 p.m., February 9 @ 12:30 p.m.

Special Guests:
ALAN TAM - HK TVB Artiste, Singer (Monday, February 4 @10:00 p.m. & Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.)
SARA CHEUNG - HK Metaphysician (Saturday, February 9 @12:30 p.m.)
JONAS M., Canada-China Singer, Model (Saturday, February 9 @12:30 p.m.)
Wushu Dance Performances by WAYLAND LI MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE (February 4, 5 & 9)

Up Close & Personal with HK TVB Artiste, Singer ALAN TAM on Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 10 p.m. (Chinese New Year Countdown Bash!)

ALAN TAM in Concert & Autograph Session, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.
with Angus Chan, Stephen Nip, Jesse-Kalan Parker

Happy New Year

Chinese New Year at Markville Shopping Centre

Saturday, February 9, 2019

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: CF Markville - Centre Court
5000 Highway 7   map

Ring in the Lunar New Year Vibrantly at CF Markville February 9

What do Bryan Adams, Henry Ford, Sandra Oh and Kendall Jenner all have in common?
If you guessed that they are all born in the Year of The Pig, you’re correct!

In February, Canadians will be eagerly preparing for new beginnings
and fresh starts with the celebration of Lunar New Year.

Say zàijiàn (‘goodbye’) to the Year of the Dog, and get ready to ring in the Year of the Pig,
a zodiac that signifies wealth, fortune, health and longevity.

While our communities fulfill cherished customs of preparing for good fortune
to enter their homes and spending time with family and loved ones,
Cadillac Fairview is committed to creating unforgettable in-property experiences
for Canadians to celebrate and honour this holiday celebrated all over the world.

On February 9th, guests can join in on the celebrations at CF Markville
while enjoying iconic lantern displays and in-property events
to kick-off the Lunar New Year in a big and vibrant way!

Join in on the festivities with a traditional Lion Dance that includes a musical performance,
and meet the God of Fortune who will be gifting lucky red pockets filled with chocolate coins.
Additionally, there will be Live Painting and Face Changing.

Cadillac Fairview is pleased to have numerous dignitaries
attending the event to support the local community.
The following dignitaries will be attending:

Mayor Frank Scarpitti
Bill Pang, MPP
Jim Jones, Regional Councillor
Alan Ho, Ward 2 Councillor
Reid McAlpine, Ward 3 Councillor
Karen Rea, Ward 4 Councillor,
Andrew Keyes, Ward 5 Councillor
Amanda Collucci, Ward 6 Councillor
Khalid Usman, Ward 7 Councillor

New this year, CF will host beautifully decorated Lounges from February 4 to 20 to further commemorate this special holiday.
In addition to serving as a place for guests to sit and relax, the lounges are also stunning visuals for photo backdrops.


Year of the Pig 2019

The Abundant Life Institute
Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 9,  2019

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address: 105 Gibson Drive, Markham   map

Free admission.

The program will include Chinese painting exhibition, musical performance, 
Cantonese Gospel opera singing,  Chinese new year traditional folk songs,
fun games,  Mandarin hymn singing and Chinese dance.


The Markham Ice and Snow Festival

February 9 to 18, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: outside the Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd. map

Take in the stunning display of intricate, hand-carved ice sculptures at the Markham Ice and Snow Festival this weekend! Join the City of Markham and the Centre of Sustainable & Integrated Design (CSID) at the Markham Civic Centre on Saturday, February 9 for a live ice sculpting demonstration at the opening ceremony

The Markham Ice and Snow Festival will be available for free to the public from February 9 to 18, 2019 outside the Markham Civic Centre. Visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

"We are thrilled to welcome these talented artists to Markham and we thank them for creating mesmerizing works of art," says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. "This inaugural festival speaks to our friendship with communities across China. Markham is a global destination for arts and culture, and our strong diversity is on full display in this winter wonderland."

Xiaodong Zhu is one of ten award-winning artists from Harbin, China who has travelled to Markham to be a part of this special event. Among his many titles, Xiaodong has been called the "Master of ice and snow art" by the Harbin People's Government. Ten international artists have carved 14 ice sculptures with a theme of "A Romance of Ice and Snow". There will also be an outdoor maze carved entirely from ice for children to explore.

The Markham Ice and Snow Festival, presented in co-operation with the City of Markham and the Harbin People's Government, is inspired by the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, known around the world for its stunning display of breathtaking ice sculptures.

Not only will the Festival introduce Markham and the Greater Toronto Area to one of the greatest winter festivals around the world, it will also provide a platform for Canadian and Chinese artists to display their work, and further promote the municipal friendships between the City of Markham and the City of Harbin, China.

City of Markham Chinese New Year

ACCE Chinese New Year Banquet


2019 LunarFest presented by Vendôme

Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
& Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville

Piggy Banks for the Life Moments

Help Unionville celebrate the Year of the Pig and kick off your family-day long weekend at the Varley Art Gallery. In partnership with the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, learn how an Italian painter became one of the most beloved artists for three emperors in Qing Dynasty and contributed to the Chinese paintings today. Enjoy the Arch of the Blessings and immerse in the sounds of cultures. Don’t forget to DIY your own Pig Hero lantern and take a money bath and “gong” for the fortune!

FREE Admission


 Lucky Red Envelope 2019


Hakka Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 16, 2019

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Venue: NKS Banquet Hall
8360 Kennedy Road, Markham  map

The Hakka Youth Association Of Toronto is proud to once again host the annual Hakka Chinese New Year party.

Tickets: Adults: $40
Children (13 and under): $30
Toddlers (2 and under): Free (no seat)

Tickets are available for purchase, email to

Tickes are not sold at the door.

MPP Logan Kanapathi - 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration

MPP Logan Kanapathi - 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Milliken Mills Community Centre, South Hall
7600 Kennedy Road (south of 14th Avenue) map

Markham-Thornhill MPP Logan Kanapathi will host a significant Chinese New Year Celebration
featuring many traditional Chinese dance and entertainment performances
on February 23 at the Milliken Mills Community Centre.

 - Traditional Chinese New Year Celebration
 - Drum and Gong Opening Ceremony
 - Dragon Dance and Eye Dotting ceremony
 - Children’s Chinese Dance Performance
 - Chinese New Year Choir and Folk Instrument Band
 - QING Dynasty Gown Modelling
 - TANG Dynasty Dance
 - Tibetan Dance
 - Chinese Calligraphy

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