Lunar New Year 2024 – Year of the Dragon Celebrations

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 7 – Sunday 11 February, to welcome in the Year of the Dragon!

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, Cultural Handcrafts, Children’s Crafts, plus more!

Our Lunar New Year Rooftop Party event with Brisbane’s biggest Lunar New Year fireworks will be held Saturday 17 February!


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 scan the QR code while visiting Sunnybank Plaza or Sunny Park and complete your details online. Competition open Wednesday 7 until Sunday 18 February 2024.

Prize details:

2 x Return Flights to an EVA Air Asian destination of your choice
$1,500 All Way Travel voucher
$500 Spending Money
Double-Pass to a Sunnybank Food Discovery Tour

*Terms & Conditions apply, click here for details.


Snap a Pic of your Sunnybank Lunar New Year experience for a chance to WIN! Scan the QR code in centre or click here to upload your photo and details to enter.

Competition closes 9am Monday 19 February 2024.

Prize details:

1st Prize: $300 Experience Sunnybank Shopping Spree
2nd Prize: LEGO Spring Festival Dragon (valued at $119)
3rd Prize: $50 HOYTS Gift Card

*Terms & Conditions apply.


Click here to download the Lunar New Year Activities Guide!



Click here to view all the Offers Available!

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Lion Dance Performances

The Lion Dance is said to bring good fortune, prosperity and longevity to wherever it is performed. 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: 11:00am
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Sat & Sun: 3:00pm
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Fri, Sat, Sun: 8:00pm
Sunny Park Restaurants

 Sat & Sun: 1:00pm 
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Dragon Dance Performances

The traditional Dragon Dance combines the unique colour, sound and spirituality of Chinese culture in a spectacular physical performance. Demonstrating strength, agility, concentration and rhythm, highly skilled dancers bring a colourful fabric and bamboo dragon to life. See the world-renowned Dragon Dance team from Lam Tu Luan Kung Fu School perform their multi-award winning dance during the Lunar New Year celebrations at Sunnybank Plaza.

Sat & Sun: 3:00pm
Food Court, Sunnybank Plaza 

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi is the gentle art of health and well-being for people of all ages and health conditions. Come and see demonstrations by the International Wushu Tai Chi Academy during our Lunar New Year celebrations.

Wed & Thurs: 12:30pm
Food Court, Sunnybank Plaza 

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AusOriental Orchestra

The Sound of AusOriental Orchestra is a non-profit group of local musicians who have come together for the joy of music. Along with the orchestra, audiences will also enjoy some Peking Opera and Chinese Dance performances, featuring friends of the AusOriental group.

Fri, Sat & Sun: 12.30pm & 1.15pm
Food Court, Sunnybank Plaza

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Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy has been around for over 2,000 years and is one of the highest forms of Chinese art. Calligraphy Master Eric Lin of the Serenity Calligraphy Association has been practising this art form for over 50 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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Chinese Silk Embroidery

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

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Cultural Handcrafts & Plants

Queensland Aesthetics & Dance Promote Association will be joining us with a range of cultural handcrafts and plants for sale. Local artist, Henry will be performing live demonstrations of traditional beaded sculptures, with a large range of pre-made items for sale.

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

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Cultural Crafts & Displays

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, ceramics and lion puppets for sale. There will be a range of cultural displays, costumes and artwork to view. The team will also present a traditional Indigenous Taiwanese glass bead workshop. No bookings required.

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 11.00am – 3.00pm
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Arts, Craft & 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 Dragon. There will be beautiful souvenirs and traditional puppets for sale.

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

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Kids Lantern, Mask & Fan Painting

The Taiwan Women’s League will be transforming plain paper lanterns, masks and fans into colourful works of art. Children will love this fun Lunar New Year painting workshop. No bookings required.

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

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Giant Dragon Balloon Village

The centre mall will be transformed into a spectacular dragon village balloon display much like the Bunny Garden creation from last year. Prepare to be dazzled by the outstanding work of balloon extraordinaires Miss Donna and Mr Jay. This will also be an incredible photo opportunity for the whole family.

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun
Outside Parkland, Sunny Park

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Kids Balloon & Magic Fun

Year of the Dragon Magic Shows with Mr Jay

Wed, Thurs & Fri: 3.30pm | Sat & Sun: 11am & 1.30pm
Outside Fresco, Sunny Park

Mr Jay’s Balloon Twisting Workshops

Sat & Sun: 12.00noon & 2.30pm
Outside Fresco, Sunny Park

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Kids Cupcake & Cookie Workshops 

Chef Carmel will guide children through these fun Lunar New Year themed cupcake and cookie decorating workshops, for a fun and festive experience.

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



WHEN: Saturday 17 February 2024
TIMES: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Sunnybank Plaza, Cinema Rooftop
Sunnybank’s Lunar New Year Rooftop Party 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 Dragon.
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 5pm, with fireworks scheduled for 8pm!
For all the latest updates, click here.

Food Discovery Tours

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.

Click here for more information and to book your spot!

Cost: Special Lunar New Year price of only $50+BF per person
Wed, Thurs & Fri: 10am
Sat & Sun: 10am & 4pm

Experience Sunnybank Authentic Asian Dining and Fresh Food

Why not complete your Lunar New Year experience and celebrate the Year of the Dragon 2024 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 with 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 2024.