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 back stage, 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. It looks like lion dance performances are held every weekend at 10:30 and 14:00 from the 28th January to 11th February.

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!

Aquaria KLCC:
One of the most special lion dances happens at the Aquaria: an underwater lion dance! Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

CNY in 1Utama:

The Curve:

Lion dance in Bangsar Village 5th February:

Lion dances in Bangsar shopping centre:

The Gardens Mall:

Acrobatic Lion Dance
12:00pm          6 Feb
3:00pm            21, 22, 28, 29, 30 Jan, 1, 4 and 5 Feb

 Chinese New Year in IPC:

Workshops, lion dances and more, see the timetable here

Midvalley Megamall – Acrobatic lion dance:
12 Jan (Thursday), 12.00pm
14 Jan (Saturday), 12.00pm & 7.00pm
15 Jan (Sunday), 12.00pm & 7.00pm
21 Jan (Saturday), 12.00pm
27 Jan (Friday), 12.00pm
28 Jan (Saturday), 12.00pm & 5.00pm
29 Jan (Sunday), 12pm & 5pm
30 Jan (Monday), 5.00pm
31 Jan (Tuesday), 3.00pm
1 Feb (Wednesday), 3.00pm
2 Feb (Thursday), 10.30am
4 Feb (Saturday), 12.00pm
5 Feb (Sunday), 12.00pm

They have a full programme with performance and activities for kids, see it here.

IOI mall:

Sungei Wang:

MK1:

ACROBATIC LION DANCE PERFORMANCE
21 January 6:00pm – 7:00pm
12 February 2:00pm – 3:00pm (8 Lions)

Full programme here.

Nu Sentral:

Sunway Pyramid:

Lion dances every Saturday afternoon in January at 3 pm and acrobatic lion dance Sunday 29th January.

Lion dance in Desa Parkcity on 5th February

The School, Jaya One:

A  2-day market will feature kids activities, our lucky draw of new goodies from our market vendors and a farmers market. It doesn’t specify time for a lion dance yet but in the past the Ibu lions have been very docile and kid-friendly!

Jaya Shopping Centre:

Great Eastern Mall:

Avenue K:

Acrobatic 8 Lion Dance
29 January 2017, Sunday, 2.30pm
11 February 2017, Saturday, 2.30pm

The whole programme here – including our favourite: face changing!!

Sunway Putra Mall:

Plaza Low Yat:



DPULZE Shopping Centre

Catch the Acrobatic Lion Dance performance at DPULZE Shopping Centre from Sunday, 1 January to Sunday, 5 February 2017.

Parkson Maju Junction Shopping Mall 27th and 28th January

CNY Activities at from 12 to 31 January 2017 at 1pm. Catch exciting activities from Chinese Instrumental Performance, Lion Dance to Red Paper Lantern Workshop and more.

Central Market 28th and 29th January

Gamuda Walk 25th February:

Citta Mall:

Lion Dance
14 & 15 January – 7:00pm
21January – 3:00pm
22 January, 4 & 5 February – 7:00pm

Acrobatic Lion Dance
11 February 7:30pm

Pavilion KL:

Acrobatic Lion Dance:
14, 21, 28, 30, 31 Jan, 4 & 10 Feb | 3pm
15, 22, 29 Jan, 1 & 5 Feb | 6pm

The whole programme available here.

Lion dance in KLCC:

Lot 10:

Paradigm mall:

Lion dance in Publika:
February 8 at 6pm

Mitsui Outlet Park

Lion dance at Mitui Outlet Park on 22nd & 29th Jan, 5th Feb 2017 at 3PM.

Quill City Mall:

Atria Shopping Gallery

 

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