Where To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Sydney?

You can always count on vibrant Sydney to throw a lively party for any occasion, and the Lunar New Year is no exception. Asian Sydneysiders would be literally painting the town red with several Lunar New Year displays in the form of lantern exhibits around the city, food stalls selling Asian cuisine, and even hosting the largest dragon boat race in the Southern hemisphere.

Most festivities will kick off form February 16th, with celebrations to be held throughout the rest of the month.

Sydney Chinatown

Location: Quay St, Haymarket
Time: 16th February – 4th March 2018; 5pm – 10pm (weekdays), 4pm – 10pm (weekends)
More information here.

Rather than merely having celebrations for the first two days, Sydney Chinatown will be going the distance and will be hosting Lunar New Year festivities for the whole 15-days of Chinese New Year with festive foods, cultural crafts, and performances held from evening till night every day.

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Location: Centenary Square, Church St, Parramatta
Time: 16th February 2018; 4pm – 9:30pm
More information here.

The western suburb of Parramatta will be continuing their tradition of ushering in the Lunar New Year with plenty of pomp and circumstance this year with fireworks and cultural performances.

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Location: Bankstown Saigon Place, Chapel Rd South
Time: 10th February 2018; 4pm – 9pm
More information here.

Saigon Place in Bankstown will be starting off their Lunar New Year events a week earlier on 10th February from 4pm in the evening till night.

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Location: Forest Rd, Hurstville
Time: 10th February 2018; 10am – 4pm
More information here.

Like Bankstown, the affluent suburb of Hurstville will also be having Lunar New Year celebrations a week early. Festivities are set to start from 10am in the morning until 4pm.

Chatswood and Eastwood

Location: Chatswood and Eastwood Shopping Centres
Time: 24th February 2018; 10am – 5pm (Chatswood), 11am – 4pm (Eastwood)
More information here.

Both Chatswood and Eastwood Shopping Centre will be having Lunar New Year specials at their establishments on 24th February. Chatswood will be open from 10am till 5pm, whereas Chatswood is open from 11am till 4pm.

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Location: Freedom Square, Dutton Ln, Cabramatta
Time: 3rd & 4th March 2018; 9am – 4pm
More information here.

One of the most well-known places in Sydney when it comes to Lunar New Year celebrations is Cabramatta. With this year being the Year of the Dog, the organisers of Cabramatta’s Lunar New Year festivities will include a live Paw Patrol meet and greet for the children, while visitors and revellers will be treated to lion dance performances and firework displays.

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Note: All event dates and times are accurate at time of publishing.

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