Chinese New Year
Year of the Horse
Sydney welcomes the Year of the Horse with the City’s 2014 Chinese New Year program revealing the biggest line-up in its 18-year history.
From 24 January to 9 February, Sydney’s streets will come to life with the sights, smells and tastes of one of the world’s biggest Lunar New Year celebrations.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the festival, which features more than 80 events, is expected to attract over 600,000 visitors from Sydney, interstate and overseas.
“We’re expecting hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate with us to welcome in the Year of the Horse and experience the excitement of Chinese New Year,” the Lord Mayor said.
“Festival favourites like the Twilight Parade, Belmore Park markets and Dragon Ball are back, but we’ve also got plenty of new events from film festivals and world premiere dance performances to brand new food highlights.”
This year’s festival ambassadors include renowned TV presenter, fashion designer and author Claudia Chan Shaw, photographer and performer William Yang, and Chui Lee Luk, the chef behind Surry Hills’ new Chow Bar and Eating House.
“The horse is known for being majestic, energetic and, like Sydney, very fond of a good time, and this year’s festival will reflect that,” the City’s Creative Director of Events, Gill Minervini, said.
Visit the official Chinese New Year site for all the details.
Last updated: Monday, 23 December 2013