The event will see Saigon Place transformed into an exciting, loud and colourful arena of music and festivities.
All of the traditional elements will be there including lion dances, lucky envelopes given by the God of Good Fortune, New Year card making, New Year flower making and Chung cake making classes. Calligraphy by the Learned Scholar and fruit carving demonstrations are always popular but it is The New Year Garden that continues to delight festival goers.
Non-stop stage entertainment will reflect the diversity of our community with a range of multicultural performances scheduled to appear. Children will enjoy the magic shows, face-painting and hands-on activities.
The festival will also showcase Bankstown CBD’s diverse shopping precinct with patrons spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants, cafes, fresh food outlets and a variety of stalls selling traditional food and flowers.
Whatever your age, whatever your background, the Bankstown Lunar New Year Festival has something for everyone, so join us in Saigon Place, Bankstown City Plaza every Luna New year for a fabulous family day out.
Make you own Cherry Blossom or Mai Tree Competition
Residents keen to showcase their craft skills to get involved with the inaugural Make Your Own Cherry or Mai Tree competition These beautiful crafted creations will be displayed in Saigon Place throughout the day, and visitors to the event can vote for their favourite.
Come along in traditional costume
Come along to the Festival with your children dressed in traditional costume, from any culture, and they could receive one of 100 lucky charm key chains. These will be given out at 11am at the main stage.
- The Arts
Cost Per Child