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Chinese New Year Festival Events 2015-Sydney

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Celebrate The Year Of The Sheep
This Chinese New Year is the year of the Sheep being the most creative sign in the lunar calendar with a strong love for arts, it is a must to scribble in these dates and celebrate this Chinese New Year Festival!

1. Festival Launch
When: 13 February 2015: 7pm-10pm (formal proceedings: 7:30pm-8pm)
Where: Dawes Point, Hickson Road Reserve, Dawes Point
Cost: Free
Details: Hickson Road Reserve will transform into an illuminated colour of jewels with larger than life lanterns inspired by the ancient Chinese terracotta warriors! This is one unique exhibition not to be missed with the official Festival Launch with the Lord Mayor of Sydney. There will be traditional drumming, lion dances, Twilight Parade entertainment, food trucks and plenty of celebrations...

2. Happy Chinese New Year Gala Night
When: 23 February 2015: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: see website
Cost: Tickets from $38pp
Details: This Chinese New Year event will be one spectacular night filled with traditional Chinese music and dance from different regions of China.

3. The Revival
When: 24 February 2015: 12pm-6pm
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St, Circular Quay
Cost: Free
Details: Explore architecture and urban design with this exhibition creating a platform for ideas exchange between Chinese and Australian architects.

4. The Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors
When: 13-22 February 2015: lights turn on at dusk to midnight
Where: Hickson Road Reserve, Dawes Point
Cost: Free
Details: For almost 2000 years a hidden army of Chinese Warriors, fired in clay, guarded the soul of China's first emperor deep beneath the earth. Row upon row they waited, ready for battle should the call ever come... for the full story of these amazing Terracotta Warriors head down to Dawes Point and discover these beautiful lanterns with their stories... The Artists Presentation will be held on 14 February 2015 between 3pm-4pm at the China Cultural Centre, Level 1, 151 Castlereagh St, Sydney it is a free presentation.



5. Lunar Feasts
When: 14 February 2015: 5pm-11pm
Where: Chinatown (Sussex St, between Goulburn & Hay Streets), Thaitown (Campbell St, between George & Pitt Streets) & Koreatown (Pitt Street, between Central & Liverpool Streets)
Cost: Free attendance prices vary depending on purchases
Details: Lit with a glow of lanterns with a touch of spice, sounds of the sizzle of woks and the slurps of noodles is what makes these Lunar Feasts this Chinese New Year. There will be roving entertainment, coloured lanterns and of course discover the unique flavours and culture...

6. Dragon Boat Races
When: 28 February 2015: 9am-4pm & 1 March 2015: 9am-3pm
Where: Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour
Cost: Free
Details: Experience the mythical dragon with the Dragon Boat Races, with 12 metre long boats battling it out to the pounding of drums; it will certainly be a fun event not to miss.

7. Chinatown Lion Dances
When: 7-8 February 2015, 14-15 February 2015 & 21-22 February 2015: 12pm-4pm
Where: Dixon Street, Sydney (across Dixon, Sussex, Little Hay, Goulburn, George, Pitt, Campbell & Thomas Streets & Ultimo Road)
Cost: Free
Details: Enjoy a delicious meal in Chinatown and catch the flamboyant wicked and loud lion dances!

8. Chinese New Year Twilight Parade
When: 22 February 2015: 8pm 11:55pm
Where: Sydney Town Hall (From Sydney Town Hall to Chinatown followed by fireworks at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour)
Cost: Free & Ticketed VIP Seating check website
Details: Discover all things Sheep during this year's spectacular Twilight Parade, with magical lanterns, floats and projections lighting up the city streets and buildings... there will be pre-parade entertainment for everyone and closing the event with fireworks.
Click here for website.

9. Chinese New Year at the QVB
When: 12 February 2015 1 March 2015: 9am-6pm
Where: Queen Victoria Building, 455 George St, Sydney
Cost: Free
Details: Queen Victoria Building is celebrating Chinese New Year with entertainment, decorations and traditional Chinese feasts...



10. Lion Dance on the Forecourt
When: 13 February 2015: 11am-11:30am
Where: Chinese Garden of Friendship, Pier Street. Southern end of Darling Harbour
Cost: Free
Details: The award-winning Australian Yau Kung Mun Martial Arts Association will be performing an amazing lion dance with acrobatic prowess, certainly a must see!

11. Twilight Garden Party
When: 14 February 2015: 7pm-11pm
Where: Chinese Garden of Friendship, Pier St, Darling Harbour
Cost: Free with garden entrance (see website for entrance fees)
Details: Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Twilight Garden Party, featuring contemporary calligraphy with a fresh twist...
Click here for website.

12. Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival
When: 18 23 February 2015
Where: Hoyts Cinema Broadway, cnr Bay & Broadway St, Broadway
Cost: Free
Details: This will be the fifth year of the Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival! There will be a fabulous showcase of the latest cinema from Asia.

13. Hunan Orchestra of Chinese Music
When: 20 February 2015: 7:30pm-11:30pm
Where: Sydney City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney
Cost: Tickets start from $38pp see website for ticket purchases
Details: This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the magic of authentic Chinese music in Sydney for one night only. The concert will be hosted by China Cultural Centre in Sydney and will feature a selection of repertoires of well-known Chinese music.

14. Sydney Koreatown Festival
When: 21 February 2015: 11am-7pm
Where: Koreatown: between Liverpool & Bathurst Streets, Sydney
Cost: Free
Details: Celebrate the Lunar New Year Korean style, with scrumptious food, K-pop, Taekwondo and plenty of entertainment.



15. Row, Row Regattas! Family Fun Day
When: 22 February 2015: 11am-4pm
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray St, Darling Harbour
Cost: Adults: $8.50 & Children: $7
Details: Celebrate the traditions of dragon boat racing and regattas with this special family day fun Chinese New Year Event!

16. Lunar Markets
When: 12-22 February 2015:
Where: Pyrmont Bay Park, Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
Cost: Free entrance
Details: Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with the inaugural Sydney Morning Herald Lunar Markets. This 11 day festival celebrates Asian cuisine and culture...

17. Chinese Lantern Carnival
When: 19-22 February 2015: 10am-10pm - 22nd finishes at 5pm
Where: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
Cost: Free
Details: Darling Harbour will transform into a traditional beauty of wonderland of lanterns with delicious food and plenty of fabulous entertainment.

18. Tea Ceremony
When: 21 February 2015: 1pm-2pm
Where: Chinese Garden of Friendship, Pier St, Darling Harbour
Cost: Adults: $6pp & Children: $3pp
Details: Experience the wonders of tea! Christina Leung from Zensation Tea House conducts a traditional tea ceremony in which each step is a sensory exploration...
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Why? Celebrate the Year of the Sheep...
When: 7 February 2015-1 March 2015
Website: See above
Where: See above for all address details
Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
Your Comment
the Chinese Year of the Sheep or perhaps its a goat?
by bdg2g (score: 0|3) 1982 days ago
According to the Chinese Zodiac it is the year of the Sheep / Goat (9 February 2015 - 7 February 2016). It can be called both - Thanks Bdg2g
by Gypsy Rose (score: 2|629) 1982 days ago
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