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Chinese New Year Lantern Festival

The Official Sydney Chinese New Year Lantern Festival is the single biggest Chinese community organised event in Australia. Each year more than 200,000 people participate in this key activity of  Chinese Year and Spring Festival celebration in Sydney.

Lanterns

At night beside Darling Harbour, sparkling colorful lights reflected from the lanterns will make the water gorgeous like stars.

Lanterns

All the artisans are from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

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Food

Enjoy Chinese cuisines from all over China, and experience profound Chinese food culture in a lively and joyful atmosphere.

Food

You will enjoy Chinese cuisines from all over China.

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Fair

Wandering among hustle and bustle of visitors, you can select various commodities with Chinese characteristics from over 50 stalls.

Fair

The Lantern Festival offers you a wide range of merchandising stalls.

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Performances

A strong lineup of talented artists and a superb performance for the audience to indulge the essence of authentic Chinese culture.

Performances

Breathtaking acrobatics performances will come to the audience at close range.

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150,000+ TOURISTS
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150+ LANTERNS
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60+ STALLS
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40+ SHOWS

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CNYLF 2018

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“This festival is the highlight of the Chinese calendar and a special occasion for families to gather and celebrate their heritage.”

Malcolm Turnbull • Prime Minister of Australia

“Chinese New Year is a time to gather with family and friends, enjoy good food and to anticipate and celebrate the year ahead.”

Tony Abbott • Former Prime Minister of Australia

“All Australians enjoy the Chinese New Year, we are all enriched by the sights, smells and sounds of your culture’s festivities.”

Bill Shorten • Leader of the Opposition

“I would like to send my warmest congratulations to Chinese New Year Lantern Festival 2018. May the year of the dog bring prosperity, good health and success to all overseas Chinese in Australia.”

H.E. Cheng Jingye · Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Australia

“Chinese New Year Lantern Festival will introduce the renowned lantern art to Sydney to colour the beautiful icon, Darling Harbour. It also becomes a significant component of multiculturalism and reflects cultural harmony in Sydney.”

Consulate-general Of The People's Republic Of China In Sydney

“The Lunar New Year is now an important event in Sydney’s calendar of cultural events, symbolising the warm and long-standing relationship between New South Wales and China.”

Gladys Berejiklian • NSW premier

“Our city is enriched by the expression of Chinese cultural heritage and values through events such as the Chinese New Year Lantern Festival.”

Clover Moore • Lord Mayor of Sydney

For the past three years, ACETCA and Nan Hai has been working hand in hand selflessly in holding Sydney lantern festival which proves to be a successful event.

Dr. Lam Fai Yuen • ACETCA Founding Chairman

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The Festival has established itself as one of the premiere events for engagement with both the top levels of the Chinese business community as well as the wider cultural and Chinese speaking community across Sydney.

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