Just as December is synonymous with Christmas, February brings Milton Mall to life in the midst of the winter with the Chinese New Year Festival!  Take a peak at a few of the family activities happening at Milton Mall this month.

Our Milton Monkeys Kids’ Club friends are invited out on Saturday, February 9 from 10 am to 12 noon to celebrate the Chinese New Year. There will be crafts, photos and treats. The Milton Monkeys Kids’ Club is free and open to children ages 4 to 12. To join the Milton Monkeys, visit miltonmall.com and click on Kids’ Club. On the same day, Saturday, February 9, from 10 am – 12 noon, families can also get a free portrait taken as a souvenir of the festival! One free photo per family!

2019 is the Year of the Pig and we are excited to once again play host to the Chinese New Year Festival. The event takes place on Saturday, February 9 from 12 noon to 3 pm and is fun and entertaining for the whole family. The festival will be officially opened at noon with the traditional Eye Dotting Ceremony followed by a Lion Dance performance. Programming continues from 12:30 to 3 pm with Tai Chi and Martial Arts demonstrations along with traditional song and dance performances by members of the Milton Chinese Arts Society. There will also be volunteers on hand to demonstrate Chinese calligraphy and water colour arts.

This very popular, and well attended event is brought to Milton Mall in partnership with Independent Living Halton, the Milton Chinese Association, the Milton Chinese Arts Society and the Dragon Tiger Kung-fu Club. All activities are free of charge, however, donations made on the day of the event are gratefully accepted by Independent Living Halton and will go towards offsetting the cost of producing the event.

Lastly, a reminder that Milton Mall and Famiizuu have teamed up to offer a morning drop-in program for parents with pre-schoolers that includes music, art and games. The program takes place in the Community Room (opposite Stitches) and runs Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 noon and Thursdays from 9:30 am – 12 noon – perfect timing for participants to stay and have some lunch and shop. For more information and to register, visit www.famiizuu.ca.

Thank you for making Milton Mall your Community Mall and here’s to a February that is not too freezing and to all of those who keep you warm and happy!

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