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Museum hosts Year of the Dragon Festival

Lunar New Year is almost here, and the Markham Museum will host the City’s first-ever Lunar Nights: Year of the Dragon Festival with dragon performances and an outdoor walk-through lantern light show.

“For the City of Markham, hosting inclusive events that engages our community has always been of upmost importance,” Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti says.

“With over 250 lanterns spread across Markham Museum’s 25 acres, a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, tasty food vendors and the Museum’s interactive exhibits, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. We hope the community will come out to immerse themselves in this beautiful cultural experience meant to bring everyone together.”

The event, held from Thursday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 24, is hosted in collaboration with Ell’Events Inc. and will feature three interactive exhibitions inside the museum, including its latest exhibition, Standing in the Doorway: Lived Histories & Experiences of the Chinese Community.

Lunar Nights: Year of the Dragon Festival will also offer a telescopic moon viewing, an indoor arts and crafts program, indoor vendors, Asian-themed food trucks and food tents. Weather permitting, the festivities will also feature an outdoor skating rink (take your own skates) and snowshoeing adventures.

Tickets are $24.99 for adults, $19.99 for children aged two to 12 years and free for children aged under 23 months. They can be pre-purchased online or purchased on-site upon arrival. Visit MarkhamMuseum.ca to learn more, including admission times.

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