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Sydney Lunar Festival

10 - 25 February 2024

Time to celebrate the Year of the Dragon

Enjoy fabulous feasts, see spectacular shows and awe over magnificent artworks.

Celebrate the year of the Dragon

2024 PROGRAM

Lunar Gateways

Lunar Gateways

A tribute to Chinese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese architecture
Today all day
12 Lunar Lanterns by Erika Zhu

12 Lunar Lanterns by Erika Zhu

Catch a glimpse of our 12 beautiful lanterns as they lead you down George Street and into Haymarket
Today all day
The light rail dragon by Andrew Yee

The light rail dragon by Andrew Yee

Catch a glimpse of the colourful light rail dragon and hop on board during the festival
Today all day
Lion Dancing and Cultural Performances

Lion Dancing and Cultural Performances

Lion dancing troupes and cultural groups will ring in the Lunar New year with drumming, dance, flamboyance and skill
Today all day
Dragon on Dixon

Dragon on Dixon

Taking over Dixon Street Mall this Lunar New Year
Today all day
The Great Dragon Race

The Great Dragon Race

Join the official Sydney Lunar Festival scavenger hunt
Today 11am to 1pm
Banner Galleries: Chrissy Lau - The Dragon8r

Banner Galleries: Chrissy Lau - The Dragon8r

The Dragon8r (Dragon'eight'or) are 6 dragons with bodies in the shape of the lucky Chinese number 8
Today all day
Banner Galleries: Dongwang Fan - Empyrean Dragons

Banner Galleries: Dongwang Fan - Empyrean Dragons

Empyrean Dragons depicts a creature of myth and legend, a symbol of good fortune, strength, and health
Today all day

What to do and where to eat during Sydney Lunar Festival 2024

We’ve rounded up some of the best things to do and places to eat during Sydney Lunar Festival.

The official Lunar Festival Associated Events Program

OUR PICKS

Lunar Sea

Lunar Sea

Celebrate the year of the Dragon at the Maritime Museum
Today 12am to 8am
Taste of Chinatown: Lunar New Year food & culture tour

Taste of Chinatown: Lunar New Year food & culture tour

Enjoy discovering Lunar New Year, food, culture, history, and stories with an experienced tour guide
Tomorrow
Lunar New Year Drone Shows & Jet Pack Performers

Lunar New Year Drone Shows & Jet Pack Performers

Each weekend during Lunar New Year, watch the Darling Harbour skyline come to life with spectacular performances!
Today 6pm to 9.15pm
Cosmic Neighbour

Cosmic Neighbour

Blank Gallery is pleased to present Cosmic Neighbour, a group exhibition for brothers Chris and Andrew Yee
Today 11am to 5pm
CYL Lion and Dragon Dance Workshops

CYL Lion and Dragon Dance Workshops

You're invited to understand, learn, experience and perform with us
Today 1pm to 3.30pm
In our time

In our time

Four Decades of art from China and beyond the Geoff Raby collection
Today 6pm to 9pm

Saturday 10 February, 5 - 10pm

Sydney Lunar Streets

See Haymarket transform into the largest street party of the year. Get familiar with where things will be on the night.

Delicious dishes and drinks

FEAST

Lunar New Year Toggles, Tea Ceremony and Snack Tasting

Lunar New Year Toggles, Tea Ceremony and Snack Tasting

Explore the world of Chinese tea culture, philosophy and tradition in this Chinese tea ceremony and tasting
Today 1pm to 3pm
Feast with Us at Ho Jiak Haymarket

Feast with Us at Ho Jiak Haymarket

Celebrate with friends and family at Ho Jiak Haymarket
Today 11am to 10pm
Lunar New Year Afternoon tea

Lunar New Year Afternoon tea

Revel in the festivities with our special-edition Lunar New Year Afternoon tea
Today 12pm to 8am
Lunar New Year at Darling Harbour

Lunar New Year at Darling Harbour

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with thrilling jet pack shows, lion dances, creative workshops, tempting eats and more.
Today 10am to 9pm
Lunar New Year at Lotus Dumpling Bar

Lunar New Year at Lotus Dumpling Bar

Follow the dragon’s path to delight...
Today 11.30am to 9.30pm
Lunar New Year at Pearl

Lunar New Year at Pearl

Follow the Dragon’s Path to Delight...
Today 5.30pm to 9pm
Lunar New Year cocktails

Lunar New Year cocktails

Raise a toast to the Year of the Dragon this Lunar New Year with a range of unique cocktails!
Today 11pm to 12am
Lunar New Year dining experiences

Lunar New Year dining experiences

Usher in abundance, prosperity and vigour this Lunar New Year with our curated dining experiences.
Today 12pm to 3pm
Prosperous Lunar New Year Feast at New Shanghai Westfield

Prosperous Lunar New Year Feast at New Shanghai Westfield

Set your course to good fortune and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a special eight dish feast at New Shanghai.
Today 2pm to 11pm
Taste of Chinatown: Lunar New Year food & culture tour

Taste of Chinatown: Lunar New Year food & culture tour

Enjoy discovering Lunar New Year, food, culture, history, and stories with an experienced tour guide
Tomorrow
Join vibrant celebrations of culture

MUSIC

CYL Lion and Dragon Dance Workshops

CYL Lion and Dragon Dance Workshops

You're invited to understand, learn, experience and perform with us
Today 1pm to 3.30pm
Lion Dancing and Cultural Performances

Lion Dancing and Cultural Performances

Lion dancing troupes and cultural groups will ring in the Lunar New year with drumming, dance, flamboyance and skill
Today all day
There is something for everyone

KIDS & FAMILY

12 Lunar Lanterns by Erika Zhu

12 Lunar Lanterns by Erika Zhu

Catch a glimpse of our 12 beautiful lanterns as they lead you down George Street and into Haymarket
Today all day
Green Square Lantern Festival Celebration

Green Square Lantern Festival Celebration

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon by painting lanterns and taking part in traditional games from diverse cultures across Asia.
Today 9.30am to 2pm
Lunar New Year Drone Shows & Jet Pack Performers

Lunar New Year Drone Shows & Jet Pack Performers

Each weekend during Lunar New Year, watch the Darling Harbour skyline come to life with spectacular performances!
Today 6pm to 9.15pm
Lunar Sea

Lunar Sea

Celebrate the year of the Dragon at the Maritime Museum
Today 12am to 8am
Banner Galleries: Chrissy Lau - The Dragon8r

Banner Galleries: Chrissy Lau - The Dragon8r

The Dragon8r (Dragon'eight'or) are 6 dragons with bodies in the shape of the lucky Chinese number 8
Today all day
Banner Galleries: Dongwang Fan - Empyrean Dragons

Banner Galleries: Dongwang Fan - Empyrean Dragons

Empyrean Dragons depicts a creature of myth and legend, a symbol of good fortune, strength, and health
Today all day
CYL Lion and Dragon Dance Workshops

CYL Lion and Dragon Dance Workshops

You're invited to understand, learn, experience and perform with us
Today 1pm to 3.30pm
Lunar Gateways

Lunar Gateways

A tribute to Chinese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese architecture
Today all day
Lunar New Year celebrations at great heights

Lunar New Year celebrations at great heights

Connect with loved ones as you ring in the Year of the Dragon atop the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge
Today 9am to 6pm
The Great Dragon Race

The Great Dragon Race

Join the official Sydney Lunar Festival scavenger hunt
Today 11am to 1pm
Come together to listen and learn

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Field of Vision: Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler

Field of Vision: Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler

Celebrate 2024 Lunar New Year with KCC's new exhibition and a public program
26 Feb 2024

ALL EVENTS

12 Lunar Lanterns by Erika Zhu

12 Lunar Lanterns by Erika Zhu

Catch a glimpse of our 12 beautiful lanterns as they lead you down George Street and into Haymarket
Today all day
Green Square Lantern Festival Celebration

Green Square Lantern Festival Celebration

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon by painting lanterns and taking part in traditional games from diverse cultures across Asia.
Today 9.30am to 2pm
Lunar New Year Drone Shows & Jet Pack Performers

Lunar New Year Drone Shows & Jet Pack Performers

Each weekend during Lunar New Year, watch the Darling Harbour skyline come to life with spectacular performances!
Today 6pm to 9.15pm
Lunar Sea

Lunar Sea

Celebrate the year of the Dragon at the Maritime Museum
Today 12am to 8am
The Tea Exchange

The Tea Exchange

Discover the story of Tea in Australia
Today 10am to 5pm
Lunar New Year Toggles, Tea Ceremony and Snack Tasting

Lunar New Year Toggles, Tea Ceremony and Snack Tasting

Explore the world of Chinese tea culture, philosophy and tradition in this Chinese tea ceremony and tasting
Today 1pm to 3pm
Banner Galleries: Chrissy Lau - The Dragon8r

Banner Galleries: Chrissy Lau - The Dragon8r

The Dragon8r (Dragon'eight'or) are 6 dragons with bodies in the shape of the lucky Chinese number 8
Today all day
Banner Galleries: Dongwang Fan - Empyrean Dragons

Banner Galleries: Dongwang Fan - Empyrean Dragons

Empyrean Dragons depicts a creature of myth and legend, a symbol of good fortune, strength, and health
Today all day
Cosmic Neighbour

Cosmic Neighbour

Blank Gallery is pleased to present Cosmic Neighbour, a group exhibition for brothers Chris and Andrew Yee
Today 11am to 5pm
CYL Lion and Dragon Dance Workshops

CYL Lion and Dragon Dance Workshops

You're invited to understand, learn, experience and perform with us
Today 1pm to 3.30pm
Dragon on Dixon

Dragon on Dixon

Taking over Dixon Street Mall this Lunar New Year
Today all day
Exhibition: Year Of The Dragon 龙年

Exhibition: Year Of The Dragon 龙年

4A presents this group exhibition for the 2024 Lunar New Year celebration.
Today 11am to 5pm
Feast with Us at Ho Jiak Haymarket

Feast with Us at Ho Jiak Haymarket

Celebrate with friends and family at Ho Jiak Haymarket
Today 11am to 10pm
Kien Situ, TECTONIC

Kien Situ, TECTONIC

Passage Gallery proudly announces the debut show TECTONIC, showcasing the monumental work of sculpture artist Kien Situ.
Today all day
Lion Dancing and Cultural Performances

Lion Dancing and Cultural Performances

Lion dancing troupes and cultural groups will ring in the Lunar New year with drumming, dance, flamboyance and skill
Today all day
Lunar Gateways

Lunar Gateways

A tribute to Chinese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese architecture
Today all day
Lunar New Year Afternoon tea

Lunar New Year Afternoon tea

Revel in the festivities with our special-edition Lunar New Year Afternoon tea
Today 12pm to 8am
Lunar New Year at Darling Harbour

Lunar New Year at Darling Harbour

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with thrilling jet pack shows, lion dances, creative workshops, tempting eats and more.
Today 10am to 9pm
Lunar New Year at Lotus Dumpling Bar

Lunar New Year at Lotus Dumpling Bar

Follow the dragon’s path to delight...
Today 11.30am to 9.30pm
Lunar New Year at Pearl

Lunar New Year at Pearl

Follow the Dragon’s Path to Delight...
Today 5.30pm to 9pm
Lunar New Year celebrations at great heights

Lunar New Year celebrations at great heights

Connect with loved ones as you ring in the Year of the Dragon atop the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge
Today 9am to 6pm
Lunar New Year cocktails

Lunar New Year cocktails

Raise a toast to the Year of the Dragon this Lunar New Year with a range of unique cocktails!
Today 11pm to 12am
Lunar New Year dining experiences

Lunar New Year dining experiences

Usher in abundance, prosperity and vigour this Lunar New Year with our curated dining experiences.
Today 12pm to 3pm
Prosperous Lunar New Year Feast at New Shanghai Westfield

Prosperous Lunar New Year Feast at New Shanghai Westfield

Set your course to good fortune and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a special eight dish feast at New Shanghai.
Today 2pm to 11pm
The Great Dragon Race

The Great Dragon Race

Join the official Sydney Lunar Festival scavenger hunt
Today 11am to 1pm
The light rail dragon by Andrew Yee

The light rail dragon by Andrew Yee

Catch a glimpse of the colourful light rail dragon and hop on board during the festival
Today all day
Taste of Chinatown: Lunar New Year food & culture tour

Taste of Chinatown: Lunar New Year food & culture tour

Enjoy discovering Lunar New Year, food, culture, history, and stories with an experienced tour guide
Tomorrow
Field of Vision: Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler

Field of Vision: Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler

Celebrate 2024 Lunar New Year with KCC's new exhibition and a public program
26 Feb 2024

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