With crash of symbols and a flash of a dragons eye Chinese New Year celebrations are about to hit Brisbane for 2015.
The way I see it, if you really want to throw yourself into the full Chinese New Year experience you have two destinations to choose from.
You can head into China Town in the Valley or you can head to Sunnybank, Brisbane’s Asian food Mecca in the southern suburbs.
I’ve pulled together some handy information for both options, so here’s all the info you need to celebrate Chinese New Year in Brisbane.
If you’re planning on heading to Sunny Bank you MUST check out the Experience Sunnybank website!
Both shopping precincts will be hosting a variety of traditional Chinese demonstrations including:
- Dragon dances
- Chinese chop carving
- Tai Chi
- Feng Shui Consultations
- Noodle making
- Children’s craft workshops
There is also a comprehensive restaurant directory which will make organising your dinner plans a breeze. And since the area boasts a plethora of Asian specialty cuisines you will definitely be spoilt for choice!
The China Town festivities will primarily focus around the China Town Mall and Brunswick Street areas. The individual events that make up the program can be found at the Brisbane City Council website here.
However I found it really difficult to get a good idea of the entire program by having to go into the individual events.
So I rounded up all the details and put them into this handy guide – mainly so I’d know what was on over the three days!!
As you’ll see there is SO much fantastic entertainment over the three days – and this doesn’t even include the roving entertainment and static displays such as the Chinese Zodiac Animals.
Print it out or pin it so you can plan your day/evening!
Do you have any tips for celebrating Chinese New Year in Brisbane?
I’d especially love to hear about your fave Chinese restaurants! I’ve got a few I go to regularly but I’d love a few new recommendations to try 🙂