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Ryde Lunar New Year Celebrations


stallholder application form

If you are a stallholder and would like to participate in the 2018 Lunar New Year, please complete the application form(PDF, 76KB)

Applications close on Monday 8 January 2018.


The City of Ryde is home to a large and vibrant Chinese and Korean community. In 2017 the City hosted an exciting and colourful event that was widely acknowledged as a big success with a crowd over 10,000 attending during the day.

The partnership between the City of Ryde and local Chinese and Korean communities in Ryde in organising the celebrations is unique in Sydney.

In 2018, the celebration of Lunar New Year reaches its 10th Anniversary and the organising committee is planning a bigger and better celebration to mark this great milestone!  Come and join us at both events, the cooking competition and the Grand Celebration 2018! 

Cooking Competition

Saturday 17 February 2018 
10 am - 1.30 pm
Eastwood Plaza

Come and see what dishes the community chefs can come up at the Cooking Competition, and who will win the 'Best Dish of the Day'!


  • Which dish will take out the honours in the Year of the Dog?

  • Watch the lion dance and receive a 'good luck' red packet from the God of Wealth.

Lunar New Year Eastwood Night Markets

Saturday 24 February 2018
4 pm - 10 pm
Eastwood Plaza

The regular Eastwood Night Markets will play host to a special Lunar New Year event. There will be cultural performances and at 8 pm Eastwood Mall will light up when creative lighting project Ryde Lights is switched on. Bring the family along to enjoy cultural food delights and entertainment during the Lunar New Year festive season. 

Grand Celebration Day

Saturday 3 March 2018 
11 am - 4 pm
Eastwood Plaza

The official opening commences at 10 am with special guests, Chinese and Korean drumming, follow by a day-long celebration includes music and dance performances, martial arts, dragon parade, lion dance, fire crackers and a visit from the God of Wealth.


  • Official Welcome

  • Lion and Dragon Eye Dotting - bring on good luck and fortune

  • High Pole Lion Performance/Dragon Parade

  • Traditional fire crackers and lion dance performances to scare off the devil and bring wealth and good fortune for the new year

  • Performances including vocal, instruments, modern and cultural dances

  • Fabulous food and market stalls.

About Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year 2018 begins on February 16, 2018, and celebrates for 15 days. 

The Year of the Earth Dog 2018 is a good time for lifestyle changes (i.e. time to quit smoking or changing residence) and for the start of new business ventures.

Years of the Dog include: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018.  


Eastwood Lunar New Year Organising Committee
Call: Hugh Lee on 0433 933 023 or Wilson Fu on 0416 108 998

Last updated on 5 December 2017