City of Sydney Chinese New Year Twilight Parade

  • Sun Feb 22 2015
  • $0.00

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The City of Sydney’s much-loved annual Chinese New Year Twilight Parade is a festival of vibrant lights and sounds. Take the kids along to welcome the Year of The Sheep – and all the other eleven Chinese Zodiac animals in a magical display of lanterns, floats and projections lighting up Sydney’s city streets and buildings.

As dusk descends there will be plenty of sheepish pre-parade entertainment for everyone, followed by the start of the parade which tells the story of Sydney’s multi-cultural beginnings.

City of Sydney Chinese New Year Twilight Parade route mapOpening at the time of the gold rush with Chinese immigrants leaving the gold fields to work as shepherds, it moves into a celebration of each of the Sheep’s special characteristics. Wise, dependable, creative, kind, calm and clever: you will see spectacular floats that weave a story around each of these attributes. There’s giant merinos, shearers and Bo Peeps, knitting grannies, and more sheep than you could possibly count, as the parade weaves its way to Darling Harbour for a closing fireworks display at 10pm to thrill the entire flock.

With local and international communities that celebrate the Lunar New Year taking part in this much-loved event, this year’s Twilight Parade will be a great night out for you and the kids!

ellaslist tip: Go early, have dinner at one of the restaurants or food courts on Dixon Street then plant yourself a good vantage point along the Parade route by 6.30pm. Bring snacks and toys to keep the little ones busy while you wait, and perhaps a foldable chair.

 

 

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