At Quartier DIX30, Canada’s largest lifestyle centre, Lunar New Year festivities are up and running – and our family couldn’t be more excited!
From painting masks to practicing calligraphy – we’re having a blast celebrating the beautiful holiday!
Our family is extremely grateful to live only 10 minutes away from Quartier DIX30. More than just a shopping area, Quartier DIX30 is a lifestyle center with continuous activities, workshops, parties, and parades for the entire family to enjoy.
In light of this year’s Lunar New Year celebration, Quartier DIX30 has an impressive list of family-friendly activities to complement the festivities. You can surely bet that our family will be taking part in all of them!
What Lunar New Year Means to Me
Here’s a bit of backstory: we’re a multicultural family. My husband is Swiss-Bolivian, and my parents are from the Philippines.
Filipinos don’t follow the Lunar Calendar. However, I was lucky enough to attend an incredible high school that was full of diversity and culture. Through some of my closest friends, I had the immense pleasure of celebrating Lunar New Year alongside their families.
On my Instagram page, I often talk about the importance of Asian representation. There’s power in numbers, and building a strong community can help raise awareness and educate everyone about all of Asia’s beautiful countries.
Lunar New Year at Quartier DIX30
Lunar New Year activities will be taking place at Quartier DIX30 until February 09, 2020. We love the fact that they’re all family-oriented and gives us a great excuse to connect with our community.
Peking Opera Mask & Calligraphy Workshops
From January 25-26 and February 1, 2, 8 and 9, you and your little ones can paint beautiful Pekin Opera Masks and learn the beautiful art of Chinese calligraphy. Both workshops are set up in DIX30’s Customer Experience Hall (right below the “Théâtre l’Étoile) – this is perfect because the area is surrounded by some of DIX30’s most beloved restaurants, including No. 900, Rouge and Café du Théâtre.
We attended this workshop on its opening day and it was tons of fun! Leo loved learning about Peking Opera Masks and being able to paint one and take it home!
From January 26th to February 9th, 11am to 3pm – learn all about this folk art (that dates back to the second century CE)!
February 1st to 2nd from 10am to 4pm, origami expert Hideko Sinto will be showing his incredible skill at an open workshop. I am absolutely stoked for this one!
The Lions and Dragon Parade
On February 1st, join the community at The Square in DIX30 for the annual Lions and Dragon Parade. It will take place at 2pm – be sure to come early to score a great spot!
The Cutest Kids Clothes
Traditionally, little ones receive a new outfit to celebrate the new year. Leo and I hopped over to Boutique Mini Moi at Quartier DIX30’s newest complex: LE BLOK.
Looking for a wardrobe change? Boutique MINI MOI has the sweetest selections for babies and toddlers. Plus, your little one can enjoy their super fun setup with toys, tables and tents – mamas, you can shop without your kiddos getting bored!