Lunar New Year
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year

Have a hopping good time celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with Darling Harbour’s epic festivities!

Lunar New Year at the Garden

21 Jan 2023
05 Feb 2023

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Sydney this Lunar New Year - look no further. Darling Harbour is hosting an epic celebration to help you bring in the Year of the Rabbit in style. There’ll be colourful, interactive lion dancing, thrilling dragon boat racing, fireworks and even jet pack shows on Cockle Bay!

While you’re here look out for the magnificent art installations and top off your experience with a delicious bite to eat. What does your fortune hold?


Jet Pack Water Show

Catch a breathtaking performance of entertainers in Lunar New Year themed costumes flying sky high over the waters of Cockle Bay propelled by jet packs.

8.15pm & 9pm*
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 January

2pm, 8.15pm & 9pm*
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 February

*9pm shows will not be Lunar New Year themed.


Fire up the fun times!
9pm Saturdays and Sundays 28, 29 Jan and 4 & 5 Feb

Catch a luminous display of Lunar New Year themed fireworks paired with a Jet Pack Water Show on both Saturday and Sunday nights (4 & 5 Feb only) in celebration of the year of the rabbit.

Lunar New Year at Darling Square

Lanterns, live music, lion dances, auspicious dishes and more!

Darling Square is welcoming the Year of the Rabbit with hundreds of traditional lanterns lighting up the night, artwork from Chris Yee, a traditional gifts and sweets pop up cart, delicious Lunar New Year themed dishes, live music and lion dances.

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Celebrate lunar New Year with Darling Harbour’s best Asian eats

Are you ready to celebrate? Ring in the Lunar New Year with a bang, a few delicious bites and and a beverage at Darling Harbour’s best restaurants and bars.

Best dumplings in Darling Harbour

Is there anything more delicious than dumplings? We’ve rounded up the best restaurants in Darling Harbour serving dumplings so you can taste them all this Lunar New Year! 

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Best noodles in Darling Harbour
Noodles are the ultimate comfort food. Whether we’re slurping down a bowl of steaming hot Vietnamese pho in a hearty bone broth, or a spicy Indonesian mi goreng - there’s no better way we’d rather celebrate the lunar new year. To help you find a little comfort and a lot of delicious food, we tracked down the best restaurants in Darling Harbour serving noodles.
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Best sweet treats in Darling Harbour

This lunar new year you deserve to treat yourself and the best way to do that is definitely with dessert. From pancakes slathered in hot peanut butter and gooey maple syrup, to technicolour bubble tea bursting with weird and wonderful flavours, you can find it all in Darling Harbour.

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For seafood lovers

There’s something about seafood that’s a little luxurious. Whether you’re feasting on pippies slathered in chilli sauce, or dining on fresh lobster dripping with garlic butter, there’s nothing quite like a seafood spread at these best seafood restaurants in Dalring Harbout to celebrate the Lunar New Year. 

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Where to go for drinks in Darling Harbour

What’s a celebration without a cold refreshment or two? Luckily Darling Harbour is home to several of Sydney’s best bars and is one of the best places in the city to eat, drink and play.

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At The Gardens By Lotus

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Gardens by Lotus with a decadent banquet, a Dumpling Masterclass, Lion Dance and Face Painting for the kids.

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