Take a short stroll around Circular Quay to discover 12 larger-than-life animal signs of the Lunar Zodiac. On until 12 February

The Lunar Lanterns are a creative, contemporary interpretation of a centuries-old tradition. Exclusively designed by Asian-Australian artists, with Festival Curator Claudia Chan Shaw, the Lunar Lanterns tower up to 10 metres tall.

Credit: Video Matjoez courtesy Tourism Australia

Marvel at modern technology blended with classic Chinese techniques as these magical lanterns light up Sydney’s harbour.

You can download the Lunar Lanterns map with their locations marked (PDF 2MB).

Find your zodiac sign, catch a live performance by our community groups or simply enjoy summer in Sydney in a unique celebration of the Lunar New Year.

Download the Sydney Culture Walks app for a fun, easy way to navigate the festival and Lunar Lanterns.

Head to Haymarket to experience the interactive Pentatonic Rooster lantern, the beautiful Dixon Street Chinese New Year Lanterns and the lion dance performances.

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See all the Lunar New Year celebrations on offer in our city including feasts, talks, workshops and more.