8 ways to enjoy Lunar New Year at Parramatta

Traditionally, Parramatta’s Centenary Square is home to local Lunar New Year celebrations with parades, dancing, music and food. The current COVID environment means we have put that on hold for 2022, however there are some other ways around the city to enjoy the Year of the Tiger this February.

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Here's what's on At Parramatta this Lunar New Year...

Lion Dancing at Church Street and Parramatta Square 

The lion dance is one of the most important traditions during Lunar New Year to bring prosperity and good luck for the year ahead.

Head over to Church Street at 7pm or at Lily Mu in Parramatta Square at 7.30pm and enjoy this performance showcasing spiritual and and cultural Asian traditions. 

lion dance

City of Parramatta Lantern Display

Centenary Square in the Parramatta CBD will be lit up until 16 February with an archway of brightly coloured lanterns.

Floating lantern display for Lunar New Year celebrations.

Lunar New Year 2022 artwork

Keep an eye out when you visit Parramatta for our street banners featuring the incredible artwork by artist Louise Zhang, commissioned especially for our Lunar New Year celebrations!

Find out more about the artist behind the artwork.

lunar new year artwork

Lunar New Year at Parramatta Square

Lunar New Year is a time to usher in good fortune and prosperity. Capture a moment with Lunar Blossom Trees in each lobby and learn more about their symbolic meaning.

January 31 – February 11

Epping Club Celebration

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Epping Club with lion dancing, food and drink specials, as well as some member promotions.

Wednesday 2 February, from 7pm | Find out more

North Rocks Shopping Centre

Join performers as they make their way through the centre spreading the wisdom, good fortune and happiness as embodied by the lion.
Enjoy roaming acrobatic stunts, lucky scrolls and photo opportunities with the majestic lion dance.

Saturday 12 February, 10am – 11am | Find out more

Lion Dancing

Butter Parramatta

Visit Butter Parramatta to try their Lunar New Year special dish - the Chinese Hot and Numbing Impossible Beef Noodle Soup and Tiger Beer combo!

Offer 3 - 28 Feb. Find out more

Lunar New Year guide

This book has been created in collaboration from a team of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, including Chinese, Malaysian, Singaporean and Vietnamese, showcasing what Lunar New Year means for families and communities that celebrate the festival. 

Learn about some of the traditions, customs and greetings, dos and don'ts and much more. 

Download your copy here

lunar new year dragon