Lunar New Year in the Chinese Garden

Lunar New Year in the Chinese Garden

Immerse yourself in Chinese culture with the Garden's Lunar New Year celebrations including lion dancing, a tea exhibition, zodiac readings and more.
10 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024

A visit to the Chinese Garden of Friendship is one of the best things to do in Sydney this summer. Enjoy a unique Lunar New Year program of Chinese cultural events, including workshops, demonstrations, live performances and more.

Entry to the Garden is just $12 for adults and $8 for children. Concession rates are also available. 

Creative Workshops

Get creative with these fun workshops free with garden entry. 

Dragon Painting Workshop

Suitable for ages 16 and up. Join us to learn the basics of traditional Chinese ink brush painting. Students will master the essential brush strokes and composition, constructing simple Chinese paintings of Dragons.

Sunday 11 & 18 February, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Drop in only, free with garden entry

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Dragon Puppet Making Workshop

Encourage your little ones to embrace the Year of the Dragon in a fun, interactive and educational dragon puppet making workshop. Perfect for kids aged 5-12! 

Sunday 11, 18 & 25 February, 11am - 1pm
Drop in only, free with garden entry

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Lantern Decorating Workshop

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon by decorating your own lantern to take home.
Perfect for kids aged 5-12.

Saturday 24 February, 11am - 1pm
Drop ins only, free with garden entry

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Twilight Garden Party

Saturday, February 10, 5.30pm - 8.30pm 

Come and experience the Chinese Garden landscape as the sunsets and the night falls. Enjoy live music from contemporary jazz duo 'Scarlett Fusion,' watch a master calligrapher at work, and explore the garden at your own pace. 

The Tea Exchange

The Chinese Garden of Friendship and MOCA present ‘The Tea Exchange,’ a new exhibition that will transform one of the Garden’s heritage pavilions to celebrate tea and its importance as a ceremonial cornerstone and cultural ambassador of Chinese Australian Society. 


Friends of the Garden annual memberships

Become a friend of the Chinese Garden of Friendship and for $118 for a family of five enjoy unlimited admission, complimentary parking, exclusive access to workshops and tours, discounts on dining and so much more!

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