Year of the Dragon


Saturday 10 February, 4pm – 10pm
Parramatta Square & Centenary Square

Join in the festivities of the Year of the Dragon during Lunar New Year! Bring your family and friends to experience a night filled with decorations, celebrations, delicious food and live entertainment.

Soar into the New Year with fiery enthusiasm as we celebrate the auspicious and powerful dragon, the zodiac creature that brings blessings, prosperity and harmony.

This family-friendly event celebrates Lunar New Year traditions and customs symbolising good luck and prosperity for the year ahead. 

Lion dancing

Celebrations and Activities

Welcome the good fortune of the New Year with the dragon and lion dances, workshops and live entertainment. 

  • See the dragon dancing at 4.30pm and lions dancing at 4.30pm & 6.45pm.
  • The stage program runs from 4pm – 10pm and includes dance, folk, contemporary music and more.
  • The workshops on offer include flower painting, calligraphy and stamp printing. 
  • DJs will play music by Asian artists from a range of genres and around the world.
  • Try your luck at a game in our City of Parramatta container.
Lunar New Year

Art & Decorations

Get ready to snap a picture of the beautiful lantern decorations on 10 February. A giant interactive dragon installation by Amigo & Amigo will be on display in Parramatta Square from 8 - 15 February.

Food in takeaway containers


The street food stalls on offer include mouth-watering skewers from Kayle Pinoy and treats from Kurepu Crepes, as well as Dragon Beard Candy, May’s Malaysian and Yan’s Dumplings and Noodle Bar. The Happy Dragon bar will be serving refreshing cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.

Crowds down church st

Planning Your Trip & FAQS

Leave the car at home and use public transport.

Find out everything you need to know about attending Lunar New Year and planning your trip. 

Local Events and Workshsops
ATParramatta Container

Games Container

Test your luck in the New Year at our games container with bean bag toss, spin the wheel, lucky dip and more. Don’t miss on your chance to win vouchers, treats and fortune cookies by Kneadyboi. 

Visit Parramatta Square (corner of Centenary Square) from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 February, 11am – 2pm and Saturday 10 February, 4pm – 10pm to play and win! 

Year of the Dragon Artwork

This year’s feature artwork is by renowned Sydney based artist, illustrator, designer and animator Chris Yee.

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A City of Parramatta event proudly sponsored by SBS.