Come join us at one of Brisbane’s Biggest Lunar New Year celebrations!

You’ll find a range of activities and entertainment on offer throughout Sunnybank Plaza & Sunny Park from Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 January, to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit!

Immerse yourself in all the colour and culture with our five-day Lunar New Year program, showcasing a variety of cultural demonstrations and performances including Chinese Calligraphy, Lion Dance Performances, Feng Shui Consultations, Cultural Handcrafts, Children’s Crafts, plus more!

To stay up to date with all the latest news, click here to see our Facebook event!
Click here to view a printable Lunar New Year Activities Guide.


Shop at Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park during our Lunar New Year celebrations, and you could win a holiday for two people to Asia, valued at over $8,000!

How to enter:

Simply make a purchase at any participating Sunnybank Plaza or Sunny Park retailer between 9.00am, Wednesday 18 January and 7.30pm, Saturday 4 February 2023 to receive an entry form. Drop your entry into the barrel for your chance to win!

Prize details:

The first eligible entry drawn will win 2x economy class return tickets to any EVA Air destination in Asia, an accommodation voucher from All Way Travel and $500 spending money.

Terms and conditions apply, click here for details.


Snap a Pic of your Sunnybank Lunar New Year experience and you could WIN 4x Village Roadshow One Passes, including 12 months unlimited entry to 4 incredible theme parks, plus an exclusive meet & greet with Bugs Bunny at Movie World!

Prize valued at over $1000. Scan the QR code in centre or click here to upload your photo and details to enter.

Competition closes 9am Monday 6 February, 2023.

T&C’s apply.


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Click here to view a printable Lunar New Year Activities Guide.

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Lion Dance Performances

One of the most popular parts of any Chinese New Year celebration is the Lion Dance. When done well, the dance is said to bring good fortune, prosperity and longevity to wherever it is performed.

We are happy to advise that Lion Dance performances will be a key feature of our Year of the Rabbit celebrations! Master You Nan Chen and the team from the International Wushu Academy will bring all the colour and excitement of the Lion Dance to Sunnybank Plaza, while the team from Lam Tu Luan Kung Fu School will visit Sunny Park

Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun: 11:00 am
Foodcourt, Sunnybank Plaza 

Fri, Sat, Sun: 8:00pm
Sunny Park Restaurants

 Sat & Sun: 12noon
Outside Woolworths, Sunny Park


Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy has been around for over 2000 years and is one of the highest forms of Chinese art. Calligraphy Master Eric Lin has been practicing this art form for over 40 years, winning many prestigious awards for his skills. Have your special Lunar New Year message scribed by Master Lin as a treasured memento of this year’s celebrations.

Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Main Mall, Sunnybank Plaza

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Feng Shui Consultations

Discover the secrets of Feng Shui during a personal consultation with Feng Shui Master Tom Lo. Benefit from Master Tom Lo’s 40+ years experience and have all your questions answered about this popular philosophy for good health and prosperity. Five minute consultations will be free of charge with Master Tom this year, in celebration of the Year of the Rabbit.

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Main Mall, Sunnybank Plaza

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Art, Craft and Cultural Displays

The friendly team from the Taiwan Women’s League will be displaying and demonstrating a range of traditional arts and crafts in celebration of the Year of the Rabbit. With games
to play, children’s craft plus souvenirs and traditional paintings for sale, make sure you drop by and visit for some Lunar New Year fun!

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Main Mall, Sunnybank Plaza


Chinese Silk Embroidery & Workshops

Master Artist Jenny Gao, founder of the Xiu Zhen Ge Centre of Embroidery, will be returning for this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations. Jenny will be demonstrating the ancient art of Chinese Embroidery which she has practiced for over 20 years, and will have a range of traditional fashion and accessories for sale. Beginners embroidery workshops will also be on offer.

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Main Mall, Sunnybank Plaza


Children’s Craft

Kids, paint your own lantern, mask or fan in celebration of the Year of the Rabbit, with the team from Taiwan Women’s League!

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Main Mall, Sunnybank Plaza


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Origami Workshops & Cultural Handcrafts

The Worlds Arts & Multiculture Inc. team will be joining us again this year to give our customers a special cultural experience. The team will have some handcrafted decorations and lion puppets for sale, plus free Origami Workshops. No bookings required.

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Main Mall, Sunnybank Plaza


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AusOriental Orchestra

The sound of AusOriental Orchestra, is a group of local musicians who have come together for the joy of music. This non-profit group aims to use music as a means to bring people of all nations together to promote tolerance and harmony in a culturally diverse society. Along with the orchestra, Sunnybank Plaza audiences will also enjoy some Peking Opera and Chinese Dance performances featuring some friends of the AusOriental group.

Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun: 12.30pm & 1.15pm
Foodcourt, Sunnybank Plaza


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Live Cooking Demonstrations

Watch as Carmel Carmichael cooks up some favourite Asian dishes, using fresh ingredients from Fresco Supermarket!

Sat & Sun: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Outside Fresco, Sunny Park 


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Lunar New Year Souvenirs & Decorations

Make sure you pop by and pick up a souvenir or decoration to celebrate 2023 – Year of the Rabbit!

Wed, Thurs, Fri: 11.00 – 1.00pm

Sat & Sun: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Sunny Park 



WHEN: Saturday 4 February, 2023
TIMES: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Sunnybank Plaza Rooftop
Sunnybank’s Lunar New Year Rooftop Fireworks is a free, family friendly event on the rooftop at Sunnybank Plaza!
Featuring Brisbane’s biggest Lunar New Year fireworks display and an exciting line-up of live entertainment, lion and dragon dance performances and activities for the kids, it’s the perfect way to herald in the Year of the Rabbit.
Plus, all your favourite Sunnybank restaurants will be available for dine in or takeaway, with special Lunar New Year menu offerings.
The event will kick off at 5.30pm, with fireworks scheduled for 8pm!
For all the latest updates, click here.


Tantalise your tastebuds and go on a journey of food discovery at Sunnybank Plaza!

Designed for food lovers and budding cooks alike, our Food Discovery Tours are led by experienced chef Tony Ching, who will help you navigate your way around this fabulous world of food in a fun and informative way. Tony will show you the best places to eat and shop for fresh food at Sunnybank Plaza, coupled with some great cultural stories and insights.

Each tour concludes with an authentic Asian meal, plus every participant will take home a bag of goodies valued over $25.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. For more information and to book, click here. 

Cost: Special Lunar New Year price of only $50 per person

Wednesday 18 January: 10am
Thursday 19 January: 10am
Friday 20 January: 10am
Saturday 21 January: 10am & 4pm
Sunday 22 January: 10am & 4pm


Sit back in recliner comfort and catch a newly released Lunar New Year film at HOYTS!

To secure your ticket and for more information, please click here.

Experience Sunnybank Authentic Asian Dining and Fresh Food

Why not complete your Lunar New Year experience and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit 2023 by enjoying an authentic meal with family and friends? Choose from over 70 dine-in and takeaway options, or you may prefer to prepare your own meal utilising the extensive range of Asian groceries available at our Asian supermarkets and fresh food outlets.

Click here to browse some of the fantastic food and entertainment outlets you can explore during Lunar New Year 2023.