Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival will celebrate the city’s rich Asian cultures with more than 80 family-friendly events in what is the largest Lunar New Year celebration outside of Asia. Each year the Sydney spectacular attracts more than 600,000 visitors, making it one of the most popular events in the city’s social diary. This year the Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors will wow audiences during the exhibition’s Australian debut at Dawes Point, while crowds of more than 130,000 will be drawn to the internationally renowned Twilight Parade’s spectacle which includes floats, lanterns, dancers, building projections and fireworks. Also part of the festival from 13 February to 1 March are dragon boat races, kids’ events, tours, performances, workshops and a feast of sensational Asian food.
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