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The Lunar New Year begins on the 1st of February, bringing friends and family together to celebrate traditions with delicious food, and wine. Many countries across the globe celebrate this holiday, such as China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and others. This year it’s the year of the tiger, a symbol of strength and bravery, giving you the courage to explore what Sydney has to offer. It’s a time to indulge in festive treats and try new culinary delights. So, we have created a list to help you find festivals, restaurants, or fun spots to celebrate the new year. Once you have finished your outing adventures, complete the holiday with a traditional spring clean to welcome good luck.  


The Rocks Lunar Markets 

red lantern

Opened from February 4th to the 13th, surround yourself with glowing red lanterns, fragrant Asian street food and the sounds of live music. Enjoy a party in the streets, receive a Chinese zodiac reading or find some quirky gift for friends and family. This occasion is one you don’t want to miss.  


Tiger Beer Lunar Bar 

tiger lunar bar

 What better way to celebrate the year of the tiger with a pint of a refreshing tiger beer? Find this one-off pop-up bar on Playfield Street between the 4th and 13th of February.  


Lunar Lanes Street Festival 

dragon dance

Take a trip to china town and watch spectacular performances whilst enjoying a delicious Asian feast. The festival is only on January 29th from 5 to 10pm and is free! Transport yourself out of Sydney and immerse yourself in culture while watching the lion dancers weaving through the crowds.  


Lunar Block Party


Located on Pier Street in Haymarket, join Australia’s best dancers and tik tokers. Learn some new moves or join a tik tok workshop. The event is only on the 29th of January from 2:30 to 7:30pm, so make sure you don’t miss out.  


If you would prefer a night in and have a feast with friends, check out our new recipe for Pan Fried Buns, to celebrate the Lunar New Year.