Where to see lion dance in KL


Lion dance season has started! We love watching lion dance, especially the acrobatic ones – who doesn’t! This time of the year my kids also love to spot lion dance troupes traveling to their gigs with colourful flags in the back of their lorries. Luckily there is not a shortage of these magnificent performances in town on every weekend before, during and after Chinese New Year.


If you want to know more of this art form, this article is a good read. Also do follow Liondancefreak on Facebook for daily schedules and lion dance videos. And for what happens backstage, we just love this video from Singtel:

Here are some convenient places to take the family to see lion dance in KL:

Thean Hou temple
Thean Hou is one of the most beautiful settings for CNY in the city. Their Facebook page is updated with details of happenings and has a schedule of events in English. Parking can be an issue during festivities so if the free shuttle is convenient to you, it is probably a good idea to use it.

The malls are some of the most convenient places to watch lion dances in KL, although we are regulars at the Desa Parkcity’s performance. Most shopping malls have a great variety of other CNY activities, including prosperity drums and acrobatics shows. If there is one of those face changing performances on somewhere, you’ll find us there, it’s another family favorite! Do double check the times from the organisers’ social media.

We will keep on updating the information on the lion dances closer to CNY – bookmark this page!

Great Eastern Mall:

Midvalley Megamall:

Acrobatic Lion Dance
Location: Centre Court

27 Jan 2018 (Sat), 12.00pm
28 Jan 2018 (Sun), 12.00pm
31 Jan 2018 (Wed) , 12.00pm & 7.00pm
01 Feb 2018 (Thurs), 12.00pm
03 Feb 2018 (Sat), 12.00pm
08 Feb 2018 (Thurs), 11.30am
10 Feb 2018 (Sat), 12.00pm & 7.00pm
11 Feb 2018 (Sun), 12.00pm & 7.00pm
15 Feb 2018 (Thurs), 12.00pm
16 Feb 2018 (Fri), 12.00pm & 7.00pm
17 Feb 2018 (Sat), 12.00pm & 7.00pm
18 Feb 2018 (Sun), 12.00pm & 7.00pm
19 Feb 2018 (Mon), 12.00pm & 7.00pm
20 Feb 2018 (Tue), 12.00pm & 7.00pm
21 Feb 2018 (Wed), 12.00pm & 7.00pm
24 Feb 2018 (Sat), 12.00pm & 7.00pm
25 Feb 2018 (Sun), 12.00pm

Location: Centre Court
22 Feb 2018 (Thu), 11.00am

Lion dances in Bangsar shopping centre:

Lion dance in Suria KLCC:

High-Pole Lion Dance at the Esplanade 6.30PM on:

10 February (Saturday)
16 February (Friday)
17 February (Saturday)
18 February (Sunday)

Lion Dance at Center Court at 5PM:

9 February (Friday)
11 February (Sunday)
16 February (Friday)
17 February (Saturday)

The full programme here.

Desa Parkcity 25 Feb:

The Pavilion:

1. LED Acrobatic Lions Dance

Date: 20, 27 January | 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 February 2018* Time: 7PM*
Place: Main Entrance, Level 3

2. Children Lions Dance Performance by SJK (C) Kampung Baru Ampang
Date: 21, 31 January | 1, 4, 11, 18, 25 February | 2 March 2018* Time: 3PM*

3. Magician God of Prosperity
Date: 21, 27, 28, 31 January | 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25 February | 2 March 2018* Time: 2pm*

4. The Dream of Prosperity Dance Performance
Date: 21,28, 31 January | 1, 4, 11, 18, 25 February | 2 March 2018* Time: 5pm*

5. Chinese Instrumental Performance
Date: 2, 9, 16 and 23 February 2018* Time: 6pm*
Date: 22 – 26, 29 – 31 January, 1, 5 – 8, 12 – 15, 19 – 22, 26-28 February, 1-2 March 2018* Time: 7pm*
Place: Centre Court, Level 2
Date: 20, 27 January | 3, 10, 17, 24 February 2018*
Place: Elite, Level 4
Date: 21, 28 January | 4, 11, 18, 25 February 2018*
Place: Dining Loft, Level 7

*Do note that the information above is subjected to change without any prior notice.
*Terms and conditions apply.

Sungei Wang:

Lion Dance at Raintree Club of KL:

TPC Kuala Lumpur:


Avenue K:

Acrobatic Lion Dance 23 Feb at 11.15 AM

CNY in 1Utama:

Citta Mall:

Jaya Shopping Centre:

Traditional Lion Dance 27 Jan and 10 Feb at 2 pm.

IOI City Mall:

IOI Mall Puchong:

Sungei Wang:
Taking pride in the Dragon Dance culture, Sungei Wang and QiLing Dragon & Lion Dance Association will be making history by entering ‘The Malaysia Book of Records’ for the title of Longest LED Dragon Dance. The dragon will be whopping 668-feet long. There will be a parade circulating the entire Bukit Bintang to showcase the dragon at 7pm, 3 February 2018. Let’s make it a day to remember as we make history.

Tropicana Mall:

1 Mont Kiara:

Subang Parade:

Melawati Mall:

KL Gateway Mall:
16th Feb Acrobatic lion dance starting 10 AM
22nd Feb Acrobatic lion dance 3 PM
More performances here.

1 Shamelin Mall:
Chinese Calligraphy Contest and Acrobatic Lion Dance Performance on 25.02.2018 (Sunday), 2pm – 5:30pm at Main Concourse, LG

Lot 10:

Quill City Mall:

The Gardens Mall:

Central Market :

Sunway Putra Mall:

Starhill Gallery:

The Curve:

Paradigm mall:

Acrobatic Lion Dance Feb 10 and 18, 1.30 PM

Setapak Central:

3/2/2018 (Sat)
3pm Chinese Paper Cutting Demonstration
5pm Chinese Diabolo Stunt Show
8pm Spring Festival Chinese Fusion Orchestral Music Show (3pcs)

4/2/2018 (Sun)
3pm Chinese New Year Classical & Folk Dance
5pm God of Prosperity Cartoon Mascot Walkabout
8pm LED Runing Light Chinese South Lion Dance

10/2/2018 (Sat)
3pm Chinese South Lion Dance Ong Ong Prosperity Performance
5pm Meet & Greet with Chinese Stilt Walker Clown & Balloon Sculpture
8pm Chinese Martial Art & 5 Season Drum Show

11/2/2018 (Sun)
3pm Chinese Master Magical Show Time
5pm God of Prosperity Cartoon Mascot Walkabout
8pm Chinese Feng Yang Flower Drum Cultural Dance Show

Klang Parade:

MyTown Shopping centre:

DPULZE Shopping Centre:

Aquaria KLCC:
One of the most special lion dances happens at the Aquaria: an underwater lion dance!

Nu Sentral:

Plaza Low Yat:

To be updated:

Lion dance in Publika:

Mitsui Outlet Park

Lion dance in Bangsar Village:

Chinese New Year in IPC:

Sunway Pyramid:

The School, Jaya One:

Parkson Maju Junction Shopping Mall

Gamuda Walk :




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