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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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