Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with an exciting Lunar New Year program of cultural events around Darling Harbour and the Chinese Garden of Friendship.

Celebrations include jet pack water shows with fireworks, lion dancing, workshops, tea ceremonies and lots more.

Plus, the hottest new restaurants and cafes have recently opened at Darling Harbour, all ready for Lunar New Year and serving up some of the best Asian eats.

Chinese Garden

Immerse yourself in Chinese culture with the Garden’s Lunar New Year celebrations featuring lion dancing, tea ceremonies, brush painting workshops and lots more.

Lion dances

Catch the traditional Chinese lion dancing performances, where an ornately decorated lion moves to a vigorous drum beat to bring good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. See them in all their glory as they rome around Darling Harbour.

Pixar Putt mini golf

Get ready to kick some serious putt when Pixar Putt returns to Darling Harbour this December.

Australia’s much loved open-air mini golf sensation, Pixar Putt is made up of fun interactive putt-putt holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, Onward, Luca, The Incredibles, Coco, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Up, Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, Inside Out, Soul and many more!

Warner Bros. 100 Open Air Cinema

This summer, the newly opened Darling Quarter’s buzzing dining precinct has partnered with Warner Bros. Discovery to celebrate 100 years of storytelling with a dedicated Warner Bros. 100 Open Air Cinema. The Australian event is the first to kick off a year-long centennial celebration for the iconic and beloved studio that includes free nightly screenings of blockbuster films, family favourites and Oscar®-winning classics across from 12 – 29 January.

Pedal boats

Explore beautiful Cockle Bay amongst gigantic floating Christmas baubles in these Christmas pedal power boats.

Are you up for an adventure on the high seas of Darling Harbour? Hire a pedal boat for up to two adults and two small children and explore the precinct from the water.

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