Sydney Lunar Festival

Fabulous feasts, spectacular shows and magnificent artworks.

A large, colourful lantern shaped like an origami snake sits on a plinth outside the Queen Victoria Building at night. It is lit from below by a bright white light, and its orange, violet, pink and blue translucent panels catch the light and seem to glow.
Sydney Lunar Festival is a celebration of the Lunar New Year, with the 2025 festival celebrating the Year of the Snake.

Our Sydney Lunar Festival program is one of the biggest Lunar New Year celebrations outside of Asia. Street parties, live entertainment, delicious food, lion dances, dragon boats and art and light installations will dazzle crowds during the 19-day festival starting Wednesday 29 January.

Year of the Snake opportunities

Get involved with bringing Sydney Lunar Festival 2025 to life. We have opportunities for artists, creatives, producers, local businesses and community members to design and produce various elements of the festival.

Sydney Lunar Festival highlights

3 dancers in red dresses performing at Sydney Lunar Festival
A lantern featuring five rats dancing on a rainbow as part of Sydney Lunar Festival.
Couple enjoying a Sydney Lunar Festival event