Lunar New Year Market 2024

Welcome back to UBC Botanical Garden’s Lunar New Year market celebrating the year of the dragon! We’ve expanded our market to feature over 30 local makers, artists, crafters and food trucks. UBC Botanical Garden will also offer fresh flowers, dried floral arrangements and potted plants for sale. We welcome back UBC Kung Fu Club to show us their exciting lion dance and kung fu performance. There will be also exciting workshops for you to participate in. Come learn the basics of calligraphy, how to make sweet dumpling desserts, and understand more about the plants in the Asian garden.

Tickets also include admission to the Asian Garden (Worth $10), however it is weather dependent.

Purchase Tickets here

Date and Time: February 3rd – 4th, 2024 10:00am – 4:00pm

Workshop Schedule: 

Please note that admission tickets are required for workshops
Workshop tickets here

    • [SOLD OUT] Sweet Dumpling workshop (Tickets required) 11:00am – 12:30pm & 1:30 – 3:00pm
    • Calligraphy Workshop (Tickets required) 11:00am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    • Light engraving workshop (Tickets required) – 11:00am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Activity Schedule:

  • Kids crafting tables – All day
  • UBC Kung Fu Club – Lion Dance and Kung Fu Performance 1:00pm
  • Saturday only: Vancouver public library storytime (English) – 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Saturday only: UBC Cantonese Language Program storytime (Chinese) – 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Sunday only: Chinese greetings workshop 11:00am – 11:45am
  • Sunday only: MahJong workshop 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Location: UBC Botanical Garden 6804 SW Marine Drive 

Map: Click to download map of the market

(Please note: there is no parking available on-site. There is paid parking available around campus and the closest parkade is Thunderbird Stadium).

Cost: $8.88 after tax and fees
Free for children aged 5 or under

Purchase Tickets here

Please note that admission tickets are required for workshops
Workshop tickets here


Food Trucks:

Important Notes: 

  • Please be advised that vendors are private businesses and some vendors may accept cash only or card only. We suggest being prepared for both payment methods. There is no bank machine located on-site.
  • Masks are no longer required but are recommended in indoor spaces on The University of British Columbia campus. Learn about Covid-19 protocols at UBC:
  • Discounts do not apply on event days

Cancellation Policies: UBC Botanical Garden’s Lunar New Year Market is a not for profit event. We do not have the capacity to change tickets for a different day or refund tickets. If the market is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, ticket holders will receive a gift card for the value of their tickets that can be redeemed for UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden admission and in The Shop in the Garden


  • The Lunar New Year Market is kindly sponsored by UBC Parking and Access Services
  • Daily Hive is proud to be a media sponsor of UBC Botanical Garden’s Lunar New Year Market