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Sydney CBD - Luna Lanterns, All Day, Free, Age: All

Sydney CBD - Luna Lanterns, All Day, Free, Age: All

This year we celebrate the 23rd year of the City of Sydney’s Sydney Lunar Festival, one of the biggest and most vibrant Lunar New Year celebrations outside Asia.

This year our Lunar Lanterns exhibition features large-scale artworks that honour the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The works have been created by talented Asian–Australian artists who have brought a modern flavour to traditional celebrations.

Take a stroll around Circular Quay from Sydney Opera House to The Rocks and discover the larger-than-life animal signs of the lunar zodiac.

Bring the whole family and get up close to these magnificent giant artworks. The Lunar Lanterns are a creative, contemporary interpretation of a centuries old tradition.

Designed by Asian–Australian artists with Festival Curator Valerie Khoo, the Lunar Lanterns tower up to 13 metres tall.

Delight in modern technology blended with classic Chinese techniques as these magical lanterns light up Sydney’s harbour.

While you visit the Lunar Lanterns along the foreshore be sure to check out the lights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge lit in festive red and pink for the festival’s 10 nights. Whats on @CityofSydney has your full guide to the Lunar Lanterns here

When: Friday 1 February to Sunday 10 February 2019
Every day, all day
Parking: We strongly advise to take public transport to the city, however the most central parking would be at Wilson Sydney Opera House Parking 
Weekend Sat & Sun - Day $15.00 Book online for discount rate
Daytime rate for entry after 6:00am & exit before 5:00pm.
Night rate applies for exiting after 5pm.

Nearby Food: Check out the varies Chinese cuisines, get into the atmosphere of celebrating the lunar year! The Lunar New Year calls for a feast. Eat noodles for longevity, dumplings for wealth and dessert for a sweet year. There are heaps of delicious foodie events to whet your appetite.

The Star is hosting an exclusive Lunar New Year banquet curated by the chefs from The Century.
Awesome Coffee: Cabrito Coffee Traders

Circular Quay, Lion dancing at Lunar Lanterns, 9am - 6pm, Free, Age: All

Circular Quay, Lion dancing at Lunar Lanterns, 9am - 6pm, Free, Age: All

The Rocks, Pop-up beach by Surf Lifesaving NSW, 12pm - 8pm, Free, Age: All

The Rocks, Pop-up beach by Surf Lifesaving NSW, 12pm - 8pm, Free, Age: All