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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

6:00pm

Kung Fu Demonstration

6:30pm

K Pop Showcase

7:00pm

Kerrie Kenton Welcome to Country

7:05pm

Indigenous Performance

7:15pm

Lord Mayor Cr Scott Lloyd Welcome

7:25pm

Firecrackers and Dragon & Lion Procession

7:35pm

Chengdu Puppetry and Shadow Play Art Theatre

8:05pm

Min Sun Korean Dance Academy

8:20pm

Vietnamese Showcase by Hong An Vietnamese Dance Group

8:40pm

Wendy Yu Tibetan Dance and Sinkiang Dance

8:45pm

Pekin Opera

8:50pm

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

9:30pm

Fireworks finale

 

Lantern Garden Stage

4:30pm

Welcomes and MC introduction

4:45pm

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

5:00pm

Chinese Folk Singing and Dancing Sydney

5:15pm

Chinese Traditional Drumming and Lion Dancing

5:30pm

Fashion Parade by Elite Cultural Performance Group

5:35pm

Sydney Youth Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe

6:00pm

Ai Ai Ai

6:30pm

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 www.transportnsw.info 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.

Sponsors

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
Address:
Centenary Square, Parramatta
Cost: Free
Contact name: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre
Contact phone: (02) 8839 3311

 

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