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LUNAR NEW YEAR | YEAR OF THE RABBIT

Come and celebrate the Lunar New Year at Darling Square from Thu 19th Jan - Sun 5th Feb

Darling Square is welcoming the Year of the Rabbit with hundreds of traditional lanterns lighting up the night, artwork from Chris Yee, a traditional gifts & sweets pop up cart, live music & lion dances.

Wishing you a year of longevity, peace and prosperity.

LUNAR NEW YEAR AT DARLING SQUARE

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LANTERNS

Be immersed in a sea of traditional New Year lanterns shining a light of Lunar New Year wishes.

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GRAPHIC ART DISPLAY

See the 12 animals of the Zodiac interpreted through the modern lens of Asian graphic novels in this artwork by Sydney-based artist Chris Yee.

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LION DANCERS

Celebrate the New Year with one of the most important traditions, the Lion Dance will welcome prosperity and good luck for the upcoming year (and it's a lot of fun!)

Catch the performances after the 9pm Darling Harbour fireworks on Sat 21 Jan, Sun 22 Jan, Fri 3 Feb, Sat 4 Feb & Sun 5 Feb. Check the Darling Harbour website for more info.

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SOUNDS IN THE SQUARE

Dance to the beats of our resident DJ crew 'YKDR' from 5.30-9.30 pm each Friday of the Festival - 20 Jan, 27 Jan & 3 Feb.

 

 

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SYDNEY LUNAR STREETS PARTY

Kick off your Lunar New Year celebrations with the Sydney Lunar Streets Party on Sat 21 Jan from 5-10 pm. The streets of Haymarket will buzz with live entertainment, roving performers, food trucks, market stalls, DJs and plenty of Instagram moments. 

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POP-UP GIFT CART

Traditional LNY gifts & snack from Gong Grocer Thurs – Sun throughout the festival.
Thu & Fri 5pm – late, Sat & Sun 12pm – late.
Find them in front of The Exchange building.

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WISHING WELL LUCKY TREE

Chinese wishing trees, money trees, and hong bao trees are a big part of Chinese New Year festivities. These trees are decorated with red and gold ribbons and have hongbao hanging from them symbolically filled with good fortune scripture and lucky omens for the new year. Make a wish under the tree and you may win a special prize!

AUSPICIOUS DISHES

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Pannacotta Rabbit

XING FU TANG are topping all your favourite drinks with a FREE pannacotta rabbit. Exclusive to Darling Square store.

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Prosperity Mazesoba & Rabbit Parfait

IIKO MAZESOBA has two special LNY dishes.
Prosperity Mazesoba, tangy noodle salad with tuna & salmon caviar to symbolise good fortune and wealth.
Rabbit Parfait with your choice of Matcha or Houjicha gelato served with red bean and shiratama rice balls.

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Prosperity Teishoku Set

DOPA BY DEVON are ushering in the Lunar New Year with their 'Prosperity Teishoku Set'. This indulgent meal is made with Mizayaki A5 wagyu, seared foie gras, gold leaf, cured egg yolk and comes with koshihikari rice and miso soup. 

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Oui, G'day Rabbit!

AUVERS DINING have created a special dish that synergizes Lunar New Year with Australia day, the "Oui, G'day Rabbit?" with braised Kangaroo, boiled eggs, parsnip puree, wagyu fat mushrooms and foie gras.

LNY Donuts

SHORTSTOP has curated an assorted 6 pack of donuts consisting of flavours inspired by Lunar New Year. Yum!

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Sesame Mochi Basque Cheesecake

15 CENTIMETERS have created a sweet treat to celebrate Lunar New Year. Their Sesame Mochi Basque Cheesecake is limited edition so make sure you try it before it goes!

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Fiery Hoisin Wings

WINGBOY have created a spicy dish to heat up the night! Come down to try their Fiery Hoisin Wings, topped with crispy shallots, fresh chilli, shallots & cucumber sticks.

 

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HONEY

Treat yourself to a special Year of the Rabbit cocktail at our favourite Korean Pocha, Honey.
White Rabbit - Rum, whiskey, pineapple and coconut cream
Brown Rabbit - Vodka, coffee and Creme de cacao