These destinations are renowned for going all out for Chinese New Year. If you’re planning to celebrate in style, this is where you want to be.
Whether you call it Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is the biggest day on the Asian calendar - and this year, it falls on Saturday 28 January.
Street parties, lion dances and decadent banquets will be held in the lead-up to and during Chinese New Year across Asia, including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and, of course, China.
For anyone travelling to see the celebrations, we suggest you get there early and stay at least two weeks. Celebrations begin the evening before Chinese New Year and continue through to the Lantern Festival, which is 15 days later. And don't forget to check out our deals on travel during Chinese New Year.
Best Destinations for Chinese New Year celebrations
Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise with Unlimited Drinks from Voyagin
Watch the brilliant, 26-minute firework show over Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour. Board an 80-foot yacht and dine on a hot and cold dinner bugget, sip unlimited wine, beer and soft drink and get lucky red envelopes.View details
What's happening here in Australia?
Chinese New Year in Melbourne
Melbourne's Chinatown hosts a Chinese New Year festival. The 2017 festival details haven't been released yet, last year's events included roving performers throughout the day, a guess the number of fortune cookies contest and martial arts and lion dance lessons for children, to name a few.
Chinese New Year in Sydney
Sydney is hosting a Chinese New Year festival from 27 January until 12 February, with more than 80 events across the city. Some of them include the Westpac Lunar Lanterns Hub in Martin Place, and the Chinese Chamber Music Festival. The city will be lit up with lanterns in the shape of the zodiac signs in honour of the beginning of the Year of the Rooster.
Chinese New Year in Brisbane
Chinatown Mall will play host to lion dancers, fire shows, traditional music and cultural performances. There will also be stilt performers, ribbon dancers, paper cutting workshops and a fire cracker show.
Chinese New Year in Perth
Join the Chinese New Year fair and festival in Northbridge, with performances by lion dancers, traditional folk music players, martial artists and more paired with food stalls, firecrackers and more during the day-long event.
Chinese New Year in Adelaide
Kicking off on 4 February, the Lunar New Year Celebrations in Adelaide include a Street Party on Moonta Street in Chinatown. The street will be filled with food stalls, exhibitions and entertainment.
Best Chinese New Years Deals
Nyepi Package: FREE lunch and dinner for 2 persons starting from IDR 1,850,000nett/ 2 nights - Swiss-Belinn Legian
Get free lunch and dinner for 2 persons starting from IDR 1,850,000nett/ 2 nights - Swiss-Belinn Legian. Offer valid for bookings until 26 March 2017.Offer valid for stays from 27 - 29 March 2017.Minimum stay of 2 nights
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