UBC Botanical Garden Lunar New Year Market 2024

UBC Botanical Garden Lunar New Year Market 2024

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Description: 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 also be 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, however it is weather dependent.

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

(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 - limited tickets available
Free for children aged 5 and under

Workshops: There will be workshops available at the event. Please purchase tickets under 'Special Events.' Admission tickets are also required for workshops.


Sweet Art by Nessa


Mosaic Motif


Lychee Mochi

Dustin Ryan Yu Ceramics

Egg Atelier

Periwinkle Designs

Wen Qi


Shy Egg

Lil Asian Designs

Anigari Creations

Makes by Mali

The Stranded ones

Clay & Glo

Studio 1212 Ceramics

Simply Homayd

Anita Art

Vibrant Afternoon

Hello Today Coffee

Elli's Market

Oil Herb and Me

Chinatown Wonders

Alpaca Studio

plus more to come...


    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: covid19.ubc.ca.
      • Discounts, Garden admission tickets, UBC/UNA Card Holders, and Garden Membership 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