Lunar New Year Festival | 15 Feb Parramatta

ChineseNewYear5_800x5332013 marks the year of the Snake in the Chinese New Year Calendar representing a time for rebirth and transformation. As part of this year’s Lunar New Year Festival, Church Street Mall will be transformed into a Chinese New Year street celebration! The snaps in this post were taken from the 2011 Parramatta festival.

There will be plenty of interactive workshops to participate in. Take part in a drumming circle workshop with Drum4Fun between 4:30pm – 5:30pm, learn how to write your name in Chinese calligraphy, try your hand at origami, watch and learn some martial art techniques, make a fan, meet real live snakes, get your face painted or meet the fortune teller and find out your destiny (limited availability).

Programme highlights include:


Make sure to also look out for the God of Wealth to get one of the lucky red envelopes to bring good luck for the future.


Don’t miss:
4:30pm – 8:30pm The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
4:30pm – 8:30pm The Art of Origami
4:30pm – 8:30pm Lunar New Year Craft Workshop – Make a fan
6:45pm Lion and Dragon Parade

When: 15th Feb 2013 4:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Parramatta
Contact: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre on (02) 8839 3311
Cost: Free
Getting There: The best way to get there is to catch a train and alight at the Parramatta station. The venue is just a short walking distance from the station. For other public transport services, call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or check their website on

For more info on program times, check out the Parramatta city website.


Festival Girl