Where to see lion dance in KL

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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. For other events during Chinese New year, check this list.  

We will keep on updating the information on the lion dances in KL – bookmark this page!

Bangsar shopping centre
Acrobatic lion dance 11 January and 19 January at 3pm.
Full schedule here.

Central Market
Lion dance walkabout 25 and 27 January at 1pm
Acrobatic lion dance 24 January at 11am and 1 February at 12pm
Dragon dance 8 Feb at 1pm
More info here.

The Curve
Acrobatic lion dance 11&18, 12&19 and 25-27 January at 6.30pm
More info here.

Great Eastern Mall
Traditional lion dance 1 February 2.30pm
Kwong Ngai Acrobatic lion dance 27 January at 2pm and 2 February at 3.20pm.
More info here.

Avenue K
Street style lion dance 18 January at 4.30pm and 27 January at 5pm.
Acrobatic lion dance and rolling in money performance 3 February at 11.30am.
Get the schedule here.

Suria KLCC
Home to some of the grandest lion dances in town!
Acrobatic lion dance 12 and 19 January at 2pm at Esplanade.
Lion dance at Centre court 11, 18, 25 & 26 January at 2pm.
Schedules here.

1Mont Kiara
1 February 2020
4:30pm Prosperity 5 Lions Dance Performance

2 February 2020
5:00pm Acrobatic Lion Dance | Balloon Clown Walkabout
More info here

Pavilion KL
Lion dance 8 January at 2pm
LED Lion dance 9 January at 6pm.
Schedule to be updated here.

Starling Mall
Acrobatic lion dance by Khuan Loke:
12, 26, 27 January and 1 February at 4pm.
18 Jan at 4.30 pm
25 January at 8.30pm
8 February at 3pm.

LED dragon dance 8 February at 8.30pm.
Schedule here.

Bangsar Village
Acrobatic lion dance 1 February at 11.30am.
Schedule here.

Bangsar South
Lion dance at The Sphere 6 February at 12.30pm, and at Nexus 7 February at 12.30pm – details here.

Jaya Shopping Centre
Acrobatic lion dance 1,2,7,and 8 February at 2pm.
Schedule to be updated here

Atria Shopping Gallery
Led lion dance 18 January at 5.30pm
Acrobatic lion dace 8 February at 4pm
Full schedule here.

Paradigm mall
Acrobatic lion dance 11, 18, 25 and 27 January and 1 and 9 February at 2pm.
Schedule here.

Sunway Pyramid
Lion dance every weekend day at 3 pm from 4 January onwards. More info here. 4 Jan onwards, there will be a Lion Dance performance every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

Hartamas Shopping Centre
Lion dance 19 and 27 January at 12.30pm
Schedule here.

Avenue K
Street style acrobatic lion dance 18 January at 4.30pm and 27 January at 5pm
Schedule here.

1Utama
Acrobatic lion dances by different KL lion dance companies:
Khuan Loke acrobatic lion dance 25 January at 8pm and 27 January at 3pm.
Kim Ying acrobatic lion dance 11 and 18 January at 8pm
Kwong Ngai acrobatic lion dance 26 January and 1 February at 8pm.
Full schedule here.

Citta Mall
11 January: Traditional Acrobatic Lion Dance at 2pm and acrobatic Lion Dance on Stilts 8pm
12 January: Acrobatic Lion Dance Stilts 2pm and lion Dance Mall Tour 3.30pm
Schedule here.

Summit USJ
Acrobatic lion dance 8 January at 4pm, 19 January and 2 February at 2pm
Lion dance 5 January at 5pm and 1 February at 2 pm
More info here.

Desa ParkCity
Acrobatic Lion Dance 10 January 7pm at Plaza Arkadia.
Schedule to be updated here.

Pearl Shopping Gallery
High pole lion dance 30 January at 2pm. Sevceral shows of traditional lion dance.
More info here.

Empire Shopping Gallery
Acrobatic lion dance 18 January at 5.30pm.
Schedule here.

Setia City Mall
God of Prosperity 5 February at 2pm
Schedule here.

Sunway Putra Mall
Lion dance on Saturdays and Sundays until 8 February at 5pm.
Schedule here.

IOI City Mall
Multiple shows of acrobatic lion dance, LED acrobatic lion dance and LED Dragon dance!
Schedule is here.

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