Lunar New Year Festival
Join us 9 February 2013 for Bankstown’s Lunar New Year Festival
The event will see Saigon Place transformed into an exciting, loud and colourful arena of music and festivities.
All of the traditional elements will be there including lion dances, lucky envelopes given by the God of Good Fortune, New Year card making, New Year flower making and Chung cake making classes. Calligraphy by the Learned Scholar and fruit carving demonstrations are always popular but it is The New Year Garden that continues to delight festival goers.
Non-stop stage entertainment will reflect the diversity of our community with a range of multicultural performances scheduled to appear. Children will enjoy the magic shows, face-painting and hands-on activities.
The festival will also showcase Bankstown CBD's diverse shopping precinct with patrons spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants, cafes, fresh food outlets and a variety of stalls selling traditional food and flowers.
Whatever your age, whatever your background, the Bankstown Lunar New Year Festival has something for everyone, so join us in Saigon Place, Bankstown City Plaza on February 9 for a fabulous family day out.
Make you own Cherry Blossom or Mai Tree Competition
Residents keen to showcase their craft skills to get involved with the inaugural Make Your Own Cherry or Mai Tree competition
These beautiful crafted creations will be displayed in Saigon Place throughout the day, and visitors to the event can vote for their favourite.
- One entry per person
- Must be hand made
- No bigger than 60cm (excluding pot)
- Entries to be received at the competition stand before 11am
- Public voting 11am – 2pm (one vote per person)
- Prizes awarded at 2:40pm
- Prizes include:
- 1st $100 Hamper from Oriental Merchants
- 2nd $50 Hamper from Oriental Merchants
- 3rd $50 Hamper from Oriental Merchants
- One voter prize - $50 Hamper from Oriental Merchant
- All results are final
Come along in traditional costume
Entertainment Program and Activities
Download your program here
Come along to the Festival with your children dressed in traditional costume, from any culture, and they could receive one of 100 lucky charm key chains. These will be given out at 11am at the main stage.
View the 2012, Year of the Dragon, Lunar New Year Celebrations