Chinese New Year In Brisbane 2020

  • Wed Jan 22 - Sun Feb 02 2020
  • Family
    All Ages
  • Free

Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Brisbane and you'll be treated to firecrackers, traditional lion dancers, music, displays, and most importantly, food. So. Much. Food. Seeing as it’s a celebration, you have permission to indulge in all the dumplings you like to usher in the prosperous Year Of The Rat.

Some of the best things to see are:

Lunar New Year, Fortitude Valley

Lunar New Year Festival, Fortitude Valley

A vibrant mix of traditional Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese dances, cultural performances and hands-on workshops will light up Fortitude Valley's Chinatown Mall Festival, as part of the wider BrisAsia Festival. Get involved in the festivities with lion and dragon dancers, fire shows, traditional music and roving street performers.

Where: Chinatown Mall, Duncan St, Fortitude Valley
When: Saturday 1st February 4 - 9pm and Sunday 2nd February 12 - 5pm
Cost: Free
ellaslist tip: Parking will be a nightmare so definitely opt for public transport!

Technicolour Chinese New Year Night Market

Technicolour Chinese New Year Night Market Brisbane

The Multicultural Community Centre presents the Technicolour Chinese New Year Night Market to celebrate the most important celebration in the traditional Chinese calendar. Enjoy delicious Asian cuisine, crafts, lion dance and other spectacular activities full of red and gold. Don't miss the opening ceremony at 5pm and colourful cultural shows at 6pm and 7:15pm.

Where: 23 Foster Street, Newmarket
When: Saturday 1st February 2020, 4pm - 9pm
Cost: Free 
ellaslist tip: There is free onsite parking and plenty of street parking closeby - very handy if you are bringing the kids along!

Lunar New Year Race Day

Lunar New Year Race Day Brisbane

From the height of luxury to casual fun, celebrate Chinese New Year with Asian food, entertainment and celebrations at the Lunar New Year Race Day at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Make a wish at the Wishing Tree, behold the Dancing Lions and authentic Chinese entertainment, then dine at Asian-inspired pop-up food Markets, all alongside live racing on the track.

Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse
When: Saturday 1st February 2020 from 11:30am
Cost: General AdmissionPre-sale tickets from $15 pp. Children free.
ellaslist tip:  Every General Admission ticket receives a $5 voucher to spend at the Chinese food stalls.

Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year

Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year

A world of Asian delights awaits with an evening of amazing entertainment and Asian culture to see in the Year of the Rat at the Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year festival. Traditional performances including orchestral music, magic show, drumming spectacular and more will be on display, while you feast on oriental flavours in Eat Street. You can sample a variety of flavours or simply fill up on your favourite. Take part in workshops and learn some of the intricacies of Asian culture.

Where: Caboolture Town Square, Hasking Street, Caboolture
When: Saturday 1st February 2020 from 4pm
Cost: Free
ellaslist tip:  Stick around for the Red Dragon Traditional Lion Dance at 7:50pm followed by the Fireworks Finale

Sunnybank Plaza Lunar New Year

Sunnybank Chinese New Year

Immerse yourself in the colour and culture of a five-day program to herald in the Year of the Rat at the Sunnybank Plaza Lunar New Year festival.  Don't miss activities, cultural demonstrations and live performances including traditional lion dancing, Chinese calligraphy, Feng Shui consultations, cultural handicrafts and silk embroidery, plus children’s craft workshops, ice, fruit & vegetable carving, plus more!

Where: Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park
When: Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th January 2020, 10am - 5pm
Cost: Free
ellaslist tip: Also check out Sunnybank's family-friendly Lunar New Year Rooftop Party on Saturday 1st February!

Queen Street Mall Lunar New Year

Queen Street Mall Lunar New Year

A celebration of Chinese culture including traditional performances and the popular lion and dragon dances will take place during the Queen Street Mall Lunar New Year festivities. Performers in vibrant costumes with Chinese drums and bamboo poles will be popping up at various times to bring some excitement and spectacle to the city's shopping hub. 

Where: Queen Street Mall, Queen Street, Brisbane City
When: Saturday 25th January 2020, 12 - 5pm
Cost: Free
ellaslist tip: There are three performances with breaks in between so check the schedule to plan your visit.


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