Celebrating Chinese New Year 2017

CNY Lanterns 2017

2017 - The Year of the Fire Rooster

For a two week period starting from the 27th of January, Sydney CBD comes alive in celebration of Chinese New Year. For two weeks starting from the 28th of January the city of Sydney will be filled with a variety of exciting events including live entertainment, art installations and food pop ups. Here are top 5 things to keep an eye out for: 

1)      Celebrate Chinese New Year in the Chinese Gardens situated in Darling Harbour with a range of performances, workshops, demonstrations and tours. Enjoy music from the Chinese Chamber Music Festival 2017, acrobatic lion dancing, tai chi classes and more. Visit http://www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/chinese-new-year-celebrations/ to find out more


2)      In celebration of Chinese New Year, Pyrmont Bay Park will transform into a pop up food festival from January 27th to February 5th. Dig into delicious Asian cuisine, grab a drink at the outdoor bars and enjoy live entertainment over 11 nights. For more information, visit http://www.sydney.lunarmarkets.com.au/


3)      Watch as Westpac paints the town red with light in celebration of the Lunar New Year around iconic buildings and landmarks around the CBD such as the Sydney Opera House, Capitol Theatre, David Jones etc. Read more at https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/painting-the-town-red


4)      Exclusively designed by Asian Australian artists, Check out the “larger than life” Lunar Zodiac lanterns at Circular Quay https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/posts/lunar-lanterns


5)      Enjoy a line up of DJs, cocktails, Mahjong games and Gelato Messina Icecream at the Westpac Lunar Lantern Hub https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/westpac-lunar-lantern-hub which is also hosting the 21st birthday of the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival. https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/sydney-chinese-new-year-festival-21st-birthday