Past Event

Winter Solstice at the Garden

Come and celebrate the winter solstice (shortest day and longest night of the year) at the Chinese Garden of Friendship and The Gardens by Lotus.

To celebrate the winter solstice, The Chinese Garden of Friendship will be open with extended hours from 5pm to 9pm. This is a rare opportunity to connect to nature in the evening as you make your way along the winding paths and see the pavilions reflecting in the moonstruck waters all while the trees dance in the glow of the red lanterns.

Before or after exploring the Garden, enjoy a delicious Yum Cha feast at The Gardens by Lotus for just $79pp including a glass of wine to complement your experience.

Admission for Friends of the Garden members is complimentary. Non-member admission tickets can be purchased at the main entrance on arrival from $8.

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Disclaimer: Access to upper areas of the Garden is not permitted.

Winter Solstice at the Garden

5pm - 9pm
(last admission 8.45pm)


Cnr Pier Street & Harbour Street
Darling Harbour

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Map, showing Winter Solstice at the Garden