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Bustling Chinese New Year Markets in Sydney

In the heart of Sydney lies the multi-cultural, diverse groups of communities that thrive on cultural events that are as diverse and vibrant as the communities. This Chinese new year, watch how Sydney transforms itself into a melting pot of cultures with some of the best markets that are all decked up to usher in good luck, fortune and joy. This time, it’s the 20th consecutive year of Chinese New year festivities in Sydney by many Asian communities. The festival will offer brand new ways to experience city’s rich cultural heritage.

For the first time, the Sydney CBD will light up with giant Lunar Lanterns representing signs of the Chinese zodiac. And that’s how they ring in the Year of the Monkey.

Here are a few Chinese new year markets in Sydney you can visit:

Haymarket, Sydney Chinese New Year Festival

This Chinese New year visit the Haymarket in Sydney and witness the vibrancy of cultural extravaganza coming alive. It has many cultural events lined up along with markets, tours, exhibitions and entertainment and all of this at a free cost. Be part of the fun as the city’s streets come alive with giant red lanterns and more. Don’t miss the Dragon Boat races as the 12 metre long boats come alive, with up to 20 paddlers, battle it out to the beating of drums. For more information click here.

sydney haymarket chinese new year

Image courtesy: Sydney.com

Sunday Morning Lunar Markets by the Star

Celebrate Chinese New Year with authentic Asian food, fun and frolic at the Sydney Morning Herald Lunar Markets presented by The Star. Dig your way through deliciousness with over 20 different stalls with dishes ranging from Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Asian fusion, Thai and more. Spanning over 11 nights, Pyrmont Bay Park will be transformed into a lively atmosphere for fabulous food, drink and entertainment from February 4-14, 2016. For more information click here. and check out the menu here.


Image courtesy: whatson Sydney

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