Sydney’s Lunar New Year Celebration – the place to be to celebrate the many cultures in the heart of Sydney city.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the radiant festivities of Sydney’s Lunar New Year Festival, set to dazzle the city from 10-18 February 2024. As the Year of the Dragon unfolds, Sydney will be transformed into a colourful tapestry of traditions and celebrations. Join us as we unveil the key dates and locations for this unmissable Lunar New Year experience across iconic Sydney landmarks, including Darling Harbour, Darling Square, Cockle Bay Wharf, Chinatown, and more!
The Festive Atmosphere:
From 10-18 February 2024, Sydney will come alive with the Lunar New Year Festival’s vibrant energy. Stroll through Darling Harbour, adorned with red lanterns and intricate decorations, creating an enchanting atmosphere throughout the precinct. The lively sounds of traditional music, dragon dances, and the laughter of families and friends will set the stage for an unforgettable Lunar New Year celebration.
Parades and Performances:
On 10 February, mark your calendar for the grand parade that will wind its way through Darling Square and Chinatown. Witness skilled performances of lion and dragon dances, complemented by a breathtaking display of colours through traditional costumes and cultural presentations.
On 10 and 24 February, entertainers dressed in Lunar New Year themed costumes will fly sky-high on Cockle Bay. Get a spot near the water’s edge for the best views.
Delightful Culinary Offerings:
Indulge in the gastronomic delights synonymous with Lunar New Year celebrations at the various food markets and stalls. From 10-18 February, explore the culinary treasures at Cockle Bay Wharf and Chinatown, offering an array of traditional Chinese dishes that symbolise good luck and prosperity.
Sydney’s Lunar New Year Festival is designed for families, offering interactive activities, workshops, and cultural displays. From 10-18 February, engage in lantern-making workshops, learn the art of calligraphy, and immerse yourself in the traditions of the festival. The event ensures that both the young and the young at heart can actively participate and learn at locations like Darling Harbour and Darling Square.
As the sun sets on the 18th February, Sydney will bid farewell to the Lunar New Year festivities with a spectacular fireworks display over Cockle Bay/Darling Harbour. Find a prime spot along the harbor or in designated viewing areas to witness this breathtaking spectacle, marking the grand finale of Sydney’s Lunar New Year Festival in 2024.
Sydney’s Lunar New Year Festival from 10-18 February 2024, promises to be an extraordinary celebration, embracing cultural diversity and fostering unity. Join the festivities, explore the vibrant atmosphere, and welcome the Year of the Dragon at iconic locations like Darling Harbour, Darling Square, Cockle Bay Wharf, Chinatown, and more. May the coming year bring prosperity, happiness, and abundant blessings to all!
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