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Lunar New Year 2020

Date & Time

Sat 1 Feb 2020 to Sat 1 Feb 2020
05:00pm to 09:00pm

Location

Auburn Central shopping centre
Queen Street, Auburn

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Ages

All ages

Cost

Free

Event details

2020 is the Year of the Rat - the first of all zodiac animals. Come and join an evening full of fun and cultural festivities as we celebrate this very special year.

The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.

Come and celebrate the Lunar New Year

Join us for an evening of free entertainment and activities:

  • Main stage cultural entertainment
  • Join Kung Fu Panda and friends for his on-stage show and meet the star himself
  • See the New Year’s lion dance
  • Get your face painted in the animals of the Chinese zodiac
  • Decorate your own porcelain rice bowl
  • Shadow puppet shows
  • A roving Chinese God of Fortune who will be handing out red envelopes and gold chocolate coins
  • Plenty of food and free activities for the whole family

Main Stage

  • 5.00pm Lion Dance concludes on main stage
  • 5.10pm Welcome to Country
  • 5.15pm OFFICIAL CEREMONY
  • 5.30pm Kung Fu Panda stage show
  • 6.00pm Swan Goose Chinese Drum Team
  • 6.20pm NSW Multicultural Seniors Association perform a Sri Lankan water pot dance
  • 6.35pm Australia Red Maple Leaves Art perform “Pistil” – a traditional Chinese folk dance featuring light-hearted ‘flower’ dance
  • 6.45pm Ocean Dream Artistic Group perform a traditional Chinese folk dance with Chinese fans
  • 7.00pm NSW Multicultural Seniors Association perform a traditional Chinese waist drum dance
  • 7.20pm Kung Fu Panda stage show
  • 7.50pm Australia Red Maple Leaves Art perform “Die Yun” – a traditional Chinese folk dance featuring bamboo flutes
  • 8.00pm Asian Women at Work Drumming Group
  • 8.10pm Aikido NSW demonstrate a modern Japanese martial art
  • 8.35pm Dooleys giveaway winner announcement
  • 8.40pm KPOP Performance

Food 

Helpful information

Accessibility

This event has wheelchair access, accessible bathrooms and accessible parking. There are also lifts and moving pathways within the shopping centre.

Seating will be available to watch the entertainment and partake in activities.

If you have any accessibility requirements for this event please contact Council’s Events Coordinator on 02 8757 9000.

Getting There

Auburn Central forecourt is a 2 minute walk from Auburn station. Cumberland City Council encourages patrons to catch public transport to our events.

If you are driving, parking is available at Auburn Central shopping centre and can be accessed via Queen Street or Park Street.

Bad Weather

In the case of heavy rain, this event may be cancelled. If you wish to confirm if the event will proceed in this case, please phone 02 8757 9000.

Up to date wet weather information will also be available on Council’s Facebook page.

Contact details

If you need more information about this event please call Council’s Events Coordinator on 02 8757 9000.

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location

Auburn Central shopping centre

Queen Street, Auburn

Event Organiser

Council Event

Cumberland Council Events Coordinator

02 8757 9000