Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Bring in the Chinese New Year with a bang in Brisbane, Australia


Brisbane is the place to be this Chinese New Year with a HUGE line up of festive events: http://bit.ly/14GuxEp


It’s time to farewell the year of the dragon and welcome the year of the snake at the 2013 Valley Chinese New Year Festival and The City's BrisAsia Festival.

VALLEY CHINESE NEW YEAR

The festival will take place in Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley, from Friday 8 February until Sunday 17 February.

Chinatown Mall will come alive with ten days of celebration including lion dancing, musical performances, cooking demonstrationsfirecrackers and Tai Chi displays.


There will also be 3D lanterns on display, market stalls and special food offerings from the Valley Chinatown Mall restaurants.

Make a day of it and kick off the Chinese New Year with a special lunch or dinner, just a stroll away from the street festivities. 

King of Kings is a popular favourite with award winning dim sums, a range of fresh seafood and the famous Fire Dragon Drink.

For a no-fuss banquet, Golden Palace is offering an early dinner which includes a three course meal from a pre-organised menu.

For the night-owl, The Brunswick Social offers top notch cocktails and Hong Kong inspired dumplings. The venue is open until the early hours of the morning and is a perfect setting to celebrate the New Year. 

BRISASIA FESTIVAL

The City will also pay homage to its Asian residents and the beauty of Asian cultures with a free two week festival in the CBD from 8 - 23 February.

Festivities include a Burnett laneway party celebrating Asian music and dance, a Big Aussie-Asian BBQ featuring celebrity chef Poh Ling Yeow, a public conversation forum with Asian artists and producers, an Eastern Odyssey of music and art, an Asian games night and a Neon Pop dance party. Click here for a full list of events.

Information and photos from Visit Brisbane