Lane Cove Loves Lunar New Year

While a camel in the Plaza was a strange sight in 2017, did you know that every year a lion visits the Plaza? The annual Lunar New Year celebration is on Friday 23 February and we can’t wait to see the Pak Hok Kung Fu troupe back with their dramatic lion dance performance on the Plaza green.

This free, fun-filled afternoon will include live music, an appearance by the Chatswood Cantonese Opera Society in full traditional costume as well as a dramatic calligraphy performance and workshop. The centre of the Plaza will play host to this fascinating live art performance which will include a chance for children to interact and have a go at creating their own calligraphy work – catch a glimpse of what to expect before you arrive.

To help mark year of the Earth Dog there will be themed craft for children (FYI According to the Chinese Horoscope the Dog is the symbol for loyalty and honesty and Earth is the element of solidity and stability).

The Crowd at Last Year’s Lunar New year – follow the red lanterns

For those who are lucky enough to be around at the end of the event we’ll provide children with a lucky red envelope (lai see) and hopefully a few local businesses will take up the opportunity to have the lion dance their way to their door to help bring good luck.

Whether you’re there from the start at 3:30pm or plan to drop by in time for the lion dance  (approx 5:45pm) there’ll be plenty of action before or after your Friday plans in Lane Cove Plaza.


For details on all of the other fun February events in the Sunset in the Village program, visit

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This blog is sponsored by the Lane Cove Council.