Chinese New Year

From food, festivals, to live music - know the best spots to celebrate the Year of the Dog.


Chinese New Year is about to begin, and Sydney is one of the best places to be in world to celebrate. Outside of Beijing, of course.

Starting on February 16 and running until March 4, the Chinese New Year Festival will manifest throughout the entire city with food experiences, music, art and performances and of course the annual dragon parade.

On opening night, February 16, watch the Chinese New Year Festival fireworks light up the night sky, taking flight from barges throughout Circular Quay, bathing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge bathed in an auspicious red glow.

While here wonder through the Lunar Lanterns, a collection of larger than life artworks representing the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac.

In Chinatown, take a walk between the beautifully crafted guardian dog lanterns. The pattern and colour of the red and blue dogs reflect the opposite qualities of yin and yang, as well as the happy, celebratory atmosphere of the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival.

For the food lovers, the Sydney Fish Market will be holding their Night Markets with delicious offerings available to try.


Chinese New Year


For the full run down of events, including menus and locations, head to the City of Sydney website.

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