Chinese New Year 2017
The Year of the Rooster
28th January 2017 - 15 February 2018
Join us in celebrating the most important festival in the Chinese calendar – Chinese New Year – as Wellington celebrates a weekend of activities and entertainment.
A major holiday in many Asian cultures, Chinese New Year is often referred to as the Spring Festival. It is a time for family, reunion, good food, and steeped in many traditions and themes of good luck, fortune, happiness, wealth and longevity.
Wellington's Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year Festival celebrations kick-off on Saturday 11 February with East Meets West Celebration Show – international performers from China will present an extravaganza alongside some of Wellington’s best performers in a fusion of eastern and western performing arts. Two shows will be available with tickets available via Ticketek.
And immediately following East Meets West, we hope to present a fabulous Fireworks Display from Wellington’s habour - watch this space!
The TSB Bank Arena, Shed 6 and Frank Kitts Park are our venues presenting Festival Day on Sunday 12 February, and offering new and staple crafts and activities, delicious foods and cultural entertainment of local and international caliber. Entry is free and we’ll open as many entry doors as possible to encourage the comings and goings of visitors to all activities. Programmes will be listed here closer to the event.
Saturday 11 February
= East Meets West Celebration Show (Reserved Seating)
= Fireworks Display
Sunday 12 February – Festival Day
= Asian Market
= Fun Under the Sails
= Cultural Entertainment
= Street Parade
= East Meets West Celebration Show (GA Seating)
And in case you missed it, here's a quick review of 2016's Festival Day.