Bring in the Lunar New Year in Darling Harbour
Immersive Lunar New Year Entertainment
No Lunar New Year celebrations would be complete without lion dancers, watch as the lions ducks and weave throughout Darling Harbour.
Then head on down to the larger than life Ox installations perfect to get snaps with.
The mahjong garden returns for 2021 - where you can sit and learn to play, or participate in the competition.
Celebrations in the Chinese Garden of Friendship
The Chinese Garden of Friendship will be at the heart of the Lunar New Year celebrations at Darling Harbour, with a number of experiences to enjoy. For those seeking clarity on the year ahead, a Chinese astrologer, will conduct personalised Chinese horoscope readings. The Chinese Garden of Friendship will also host a range of interactive workshops. These include crafts for the little ones, and Tea Tasting where you can sample a wide range of traditional brews as well as watch a traditional tea ceremony. Lessons in Calligraphy and Chinese Brush Painting, as well as the Hopes and Dreams Bookmarks Station, will be available for the family to enjoy, with guests asked to write down their hopes and dreams for the year ahead and hang them from the garden lattice.
Delicious eats and treats around the Harbour
It's not Lunar New Year without a feast of Asian flavours, and Darling Harbour’s many restaurants are stepping up to the task. Top picks of the precinct include XOPP by Golden Century, which foregrounds the XO pippies made famous by Golden Century and also offers a fresh fusion menu. Bau Truong serves up modern fusion Vietnamese and is causing a stir with its Vietnamese taco. Spicy Sri Lankan street food is the specialty at Hopper Kade – hoppers, curries, sambols, spicy sides, roti wraps and kadé bowls. Love Korean fried chicken? Then the opening of the first Australian outlet for the legendary Korean chain Goobne, with its famous oven-roasted chicken, will be cause for celebration.