Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar - and Wellington joins in the festivities with a weekend of activities and entertainment on 1st & 2nd February 2020.
A major holiday in many Asian cultures, Chinese New Year's day is celebrated worldwide on Saturday 25 January 2020, and is often referred to as the Spring Festival. It's a time for family, reunion, good food, and steeped in traditions and themes of good luck, fortune, happiness, health and longevity.
We are passionate about providing a free festival that focuses on all things Asian, combining delicious foods, displays, local entertainment, an acrobatic troupe from Chongqing, China, a fantastic night-sky visual fireworks feast and free activities for the kids and adults - something for everyone.
Chinese New Year is the perfect time for feasts! Enjoy a delicious yum cha or banquet dinner at one of our Participating Restaurants. For your dining pleasure, these restaurants will schedule a lion performance right at your table. We'll let you know soon where and when the next lion dance is scheduled so you can get booking!
Check out some of our 2019 highlights below....
Street Parade / Photos by Capturing Heartbeats
Street Parade / Photo by Jun Yamog
East Meets West / Photos by Jun Yamog
East Meets West / Photos by Capturing Heartbeats
Fireworks Display / Photos by Jun Yamog