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Year of the Dragon: Celebrate Lunar New Year at Vaughan Mills  

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Check out the Immersive Wishing Tree and House of Illumination Experience gives back to the communityFebruary 1 – 13 

VAUGHAN, Feb. 1, 2024 – Vaughan Mills invites the community to join in celebrating the Lunar New
Year at their immersive Wishing Tree and House of Illumination experience, in support of Mackenzie Health. To
welcome in the Year of the Dragon, the Vaughan Mills Event Court will be transformed into a scenic landscape
reminiscent of traditional Chinese gardens from February 1st to 13th.

Visitors will enjoy writing down and hanging their well-wishes on the wishing tree or dragon arches, as well as a walk-through immersive experience, surrounded by glowing lanterns in the House of Illumination.

Vaughan Mills invites the community to join in celebrating the Lunar New
Year at their immersive Wishing Tree and House of Illumination experience, in support of Mackenzie Health


The Lunar New Year festivities at Vaughan Mills will kick-off on Saturday, February 3rd from 11:00 am to
1:00 pm
, with cultural performances and events including a traditional lion dance, live music and special visit
from the God of Fortune. Also, guests can enjoy a cooking demonstration by Toronto restaurateur and celebrity
chef, Trevor Lui
as he shares his dumpling making secrets.

Guests can enjoy a cooking demonstration by Toronto restaurateur and celebrity
chef, Trevor Lui
as he shares his dumpling making secrets


“We are thrilled to provide shoppers with a special cultural experience that also brings the community together
while helping raise funds in support of Mackenzie Health,” says Elizabeth Khuu, Vaughan Mills Marketing
Manager. “Our Lunar New Year celebration continues to grow and is always the perfect way for us to begin a
year filled with meaningful community events showcasing different cultural traditions, while providing
entertainment for the whole family.”

To date, Vaughan Mills has donated over $10,000 to Mackenzie Health Foundation and is thrilled to once again
donate $1 to every wish hung (up to $10,000). There is also a Spend and Get promotion that provides mall
customers who spend a minimum $288 or more a chance to play a lucky game to win prizes. Show your
receipt and spin to win wonderful retailer items.

To welcome in the Year of the Dragon, the Vaughan Mills Event Court will be transformed into a scenic landscape
reminiscent of traditional Chinese gardens from February 1st to 13th.

“Thank you to Vaughan Mills for their crucial support in our community. Their generosity helps us improve
healthcare, bring new technology, and enhance services for everyone in the communities we proudly serve,”
says Nicole McCahon, President & CEO of Mackenzie Health Foundation. “We’re grateful for their partnership
and support from their Lunar New Year events, supporting Mackenzie Health Foundation. Together, we’re
making a real difference in the health of York Region.

With Instagram-worthy visuals, the Lunar New Year celebration provides fun experiences for families and
friends to gather, create memories and share their hope for good things to come. The Lunar New Year
celebration is a time when families gather together to welcome new beginnings, good fortune and overall
well-being.

This year is the Year of the Dragon, a symbol of good luck, strength and health in Chinese culture.

Just the Details

Lunar New Year KICK OFF CELEBRATION is Saturday, February 3rd from 11am – 1pm at Vaughan Mills

A great way to welcome in the Year of the Dragon!

  • Place a wish on the wishing tree or garden’s welcoming arches and enjoy cultural performances and events including a traditional lion dance, live music and special visit from the God of Fortune.
  • Meet, learn and enjoy – A special cooking demonstration by Toronto restaurateur and celebrity chef, Trevor Lui as he shares his dumpling making secrets (Demo begins at 12:30pm).  
  • For more information: Visit www.vaughanmills.com Event Page

More details about the Lunar New Year Immersive Experiences at Vaughan Mills, January 1st – 13th 

  • Welcome in the Year of the Dragon, the Vaughan Mills Event Court will be transformed into a scenic landscape reminiscent of traditional Chinese gardens. Visitors will enjoy writing down and hanging their well-wishes on the wishing tree or dragon arches, as well as a walk-through immersive experience, surrounded by glowing lanterns in the House of Illumination.
  • As part of the experience guests can take part in the Spend and Get promotion that provides mall customers who spend a minimum $288 or more a chance to play a lucky game to win prizes. Show your receipt and spin to win wonderful retailer items. 
  • With Instagram-worthy visuals, the immersive experience is a time for families and friends to gather, creating memories and sharing their hope for good things to come.
  • With $1 being donated to Mackenzie Health, for every wish made, Vaughan Mills is excited to celebrate the efforts and contributions of the community.


For more information and updates on Vaughan Mills’ Lunar New Year celebrations, visit
www.vaughanmills.com or follow @vaughan_mills on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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