Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Snake at Sydney’s famous Chinese New Year Festival.

The 2013 program is overflowing with cultural events, authentic Asian markets, cooking demonstrations, tours, exhibitions and entertainment, most of them free.

Blending traditional and contemporary Asian culture the Twilight Parade will illuminate the city as it connects communities across the world. The city’s streets will host colourful floats and thousands of parade participants will wow audiences a show stopper, full of music, light, colour – and fireworks!

Indulge your senses at the inaugural Lunar Feasts – the best food at the best prices in town, or frock up for the Dragon Ball – and a new Asian Australian contemporary art exhibition at the Lower Town Hall.

With more than 80 events to choose from there’s plenty for the whole family – it’s a festival for everyone. Go to the Sydney Chinese New Year website and start planning your festival now.

For full Chinese New Year Festival programming visit: sydneychinesenewyear.com

Key Dates for the diary:

Belmore Park Markets: 8-10 February
Asian Australian Contemporary Art Exhibition in Lower Town Hall: 5-24 February
Twilight Parade: 17 February
Dragon Ball: 23 February
Dragon Boat Races at Darling Harbour: 23-24 February
Lunar Feasts: 8-24 February