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Lunar Lanes – Haymarket street festival

Where
Chinatown
Chinatown
Dixon Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
When

Saturday 29 January from 5pm to 10pm

Cost

Free

Kick off your lunar new year celebrations at Lunar Lanes – part of the 2022 Sydney Lunar Festival. 

Entertainment and activities 

The streets of Haymarket will buzz with live entertainment, roving performers, food trucks, market stalls, DJs and plenty of Instagram moments. 

Enjoy performances from Sydney’s Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Taiwanese and Japanese community groups on the main stage at Hay Street. 

From 9pm, take a seat and enjoy live music from the Fusion Mix band.

Main stage schedule:

  • 5pm – Lion dancing

  • 5.10pm – Lunar Spectacular Show

  • 6.30pm – Lion dancing

  • 6.40pm – Lunar Spectacular Show

  • 8.00pm – Speeches and Eye Dotting Ceremony

  • 8.45pm – LED lion and dragon performance

  • 9pm – Fusion Mix band

Lion dancers 

Catch 1 of 9 lion dancing performances lined up for Lunar Lanes with whirling lion dancers weaving in and out of the crowds to thunderous drumming. 

From 8.45pm, the electrifying LED lion and dragon dancers take their dynamic performance to the streets. The colourful, 10m long, luminous, LED dragon is a sight to behold as it twists and sweeps its way through the festivities. 

Dining out 

Visit one of the many famed restaurants of Chinatown for a celebratory feast including Ho Jiak, Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine, The Gardens by Lotus, and Auvers. Enjoy a drink at Bancho Bar or at the Glenfiddich whisky lounge. 

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger 

Commemorate the Lunar New Year with a selfie by the majestic tiger lanterns on Dixon Street. It’s all part of the Lunar Lanterns waiting for you to explore in the city centre during Sydney Lunar Festival 2022.  

Contained by Susan Chen 

Walk through an immersive artwork designed by ceramic artist, Susan Chen. In celebration of the Year of the Tiger, Dixon Street Mall will be transformed into a perfect balance of yin and yang. Both tiger and water share common opposing characteristics such as tranquillity, stillness and calmness, while also capable of showing great strength, ferocity, and power. 

100 Good Wishes Quilt by The Haymarket Institute 

Keep an eye out for the 100 Good Wishes Quilt displays, designed in reference to a northern Chinese tradition. Located in 6 locations throughout Chinatown, the quilts for the Year of Tiger are based on drawings sent in by children living in Greater Sydney. They symbolise luck, energy and good wishes for the new year. Discover hidden gems of Chinatown as you search for the quilts.

Lunar Spectacular Show Times

Lunar Lanes – Saturday 29 January 2022

Show 1: 5.10pm-6.20pm

  • Destructive Steps

  • Korean Traditional Musician & Dance incorporated

  • The Australian Hokien Huay Kuan Arts Group

  • Sasha Pak

  • C+ Dance Studio

  • Huaxing Arts Group Australia

  • David Tu

  • Hoa Mai Group - Community and Cultural Connections

  • Arzu dancing school

Show 2: 6.20pm-8.45pm

  • Korean Traditional Musician & Dance incorporated

  • IMI Entertainment

  • Nusantara Sydney Dance

  • SIRIUS Kpop Dance Crew

  • Sky Dance Studio

  • Endless Dance

  • The Australian Hokien Huay Kuan Arts Group

  • David Tu

  • Orbit Dance

  • Boomatch

  • RARG THAI

  • MONOCHROME Dance Crew

  • Destructive Steps

  • Taiko NO Wa

Join the Facebook event for news and updates about Lunar Lanes.

Covid-safe information

Covid-19 safety plans are in place for Lunar Lanes and all NSW Health regulations will be followed.  

The main stage will have seating in place to ensure social distancing can be maintained during live performances.

We strongly encourage all visitors to be vaccinated and to wear masks. If you’re feeling unwell, please stay home.

Contact event organiser

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