Lunar New Year Twilight Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep and Goat as we transform Centenary Square into Lunar Square for this free family-friendly twilight festival of live entertainment, traditional and contemporary music, puppets and dance.

This year experience an eclectic Asian music program showcasing traditional and modern sounds, from Chinese Opera to Korean Drumming, Australasian Pop, K-Pop, Vietnamese Traditional music and dance and more.

Go on a culinary journey tasting delicious dishes at food stalls from across Asia, from majestic China to beautiful Vietnam, from spectacular Korea to intriguing Mongolia and many other exotic lands, as well as an exciting popup bar.

Join in with our interactive family workshops including Chinese and Korean calligraphy and Asian paper folding and see roving entertainment including the Oriental Masks, the God of Fortune and mesmerising puppets.

Headline acts
  • Impressions of the Silk Road—Dancing in Chang’an by the Yuhualong Art Troupe from Shaanxi Province and Chengdu Puppetry and Shadow Play Art Theatre, from Sichuan Province, China.
  • Live Korean drumming and traditional Korean dancers performing the colourful fan dance
  • AiAiAi (contemporary band playing the music of Taiwanese artist Bai Ann)
  • Rainbow Chan (Chinese Australian electronic acoustic singer-songwriter)

Be wowed by the beautiful Chengdu Puppetry and Shadow Play Art Theatre, spectacular Chinese dragon and lion dance with fire crackers, live Korean drumming and Korean dancers performing the colourful fan dance and don’t miss the fireworks.

Lunar Square Stage


Kung Fu Demonstration


K Pop Showcase


Kerrie Kenton Welcome to Country


Indigenous Performance


Lord Mayor Cr Scott Lloyd Welcome


Firecrackers and Dragon & Lion Procession


Chengdu Puppetry and Shadow Play Art Theatre


Min Sun Korean Dance Academy


Vietnamese Showcase by Hong An Vietnamese Dance Group


Wendy Yu Tibetan Dance and Sinkiang Dance


Pekin Opera


Impressions of the Silk Road—Dancing in Chang’an by Yuhualong Art Troupe


Fireworks finale


Lantern Garden Stage


Welcomes and MC introduction


Children’s dance and singing by Australian Chinese Performing Arts Group


Chinese Folk Singing and Dancing Sydney


Chinese Traditional Drumming and Lion Dancing


Fashion Parade by Elite Cultural Performance Group


Sydney Youth Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe


Ai Ai Ai


Rainbow Chan

Snap Tag and Win competition

Tag your Twitter and Instagram photos on the night with #ParraLNY to enter our Snap Tag and Win competition!

The best image will win a $200 gift voucher to Phoenix Chinese Restaurant in Parramatta and $100 Westfield voucher thanks to Westfield Parramatta.

The fine print

  • The prize pack consists of one $200.00 gift voucher to be used at phoenix Chinese Restaurant Parramatta and one $100.00 Westfield voucher thanks to Westfield Parramatta, total prize pack of $300.00.
  • Eligible photos must be taken at Parramatta Lunar New Year festival on Friday 20 February 2015.
  • Photos must be posted to a public Twitter or Instagram account using the hashtag #ParraLNY by 9am, Monday 23 February.
  • One winning image will be chosen by Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Scott Lloyd and the photographer will be contacted directly. No correspondence will be entered into.
Parking and transport

Centenary Square is allocated a short walk from Parramatta Interchange. We encourage people to attend the event by public transport. Plan your trip by visiting or by calling the Transport Infoline 131 500.

The closest car parks are Wentworth Street and Horwood Place car parks. More information on parking in Parramatta.


Lunar New Year celebrations are presented by Parramatta City Council with the support of Westpac, Ausfeng Group Pty Ltd and TVB (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Visitor InformationVisitor Information

Event start:
20th Feb 2015 4:30pm
Event end:
20th Feb 2015 9:30pm
Host Venue: Centenary Square, Parramatta
Centenary Square, Parramatta
Cost: Free
Contact name: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre
Contact phone: (02) 8839 3311


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