Lunar New Year Events Program 22-26 January, 2020

Lunar New Year 2020 Program of Events

Click here to view a full timetable of events for Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park or click here to see our Facebook event

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Lunar New Year Rooftop Party

Join us for our Lunar New Year Rooftop Party, with lots of fun for the whole family!

Sunnybank’s New Year celebrations will once again finish with a bang, with a rooftop party and fireworks spectacular.

Immerse yourself in all the colour and culture of our pop up Asian laneway with lantern making, calligraphy workshops, tea ceremonies, percussion workshops and more. Enjoy a program of live entertainment including traditional lion dance, music, cultural dance and K-pop performances, plus we’ve got games and activities for all ages in our family game zone.

Grab some dinner from one of our authentic Asian restaurants as the sun goes down, and stay for our spectacular fireworks display, celebrating the new year with colour and excitement as we light up the night sky!

Saturday 1st February
4pm – 9pm
Sunnybank Plaza Rooftop Car Park, Sunnybank

Click here to find out more.



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Lion Dance and Kung Fu

One of the most popular features of any Lunar 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 welcome three different Lion Dancing performance groups to Sunnybank Plaza & Sunny Park, to help us welcome in the Year of the Rat 2020 and showcase these awe-inspiring skills.

Master Chen and the Southern Shaolin International Wushu Academy will perform the traditional Lion Dance each day outside HOYTS Cinemas Sunnybank Plaza, commencing at 10.30am, with Kung Fu demonstrations also included at weekend performances.

Lion Dance: Wed, Thurs, Fri, 10.30am
Lion Dance & Kung Fu: Sat & Sun, 10.30am

Sunny Park
During the week at Sunny Park, watch Master Tom Lo’s Martial Arts School perform outside Woolworths at Sunny Park. Master Lam & LTL Group will perform over the weekend at Sunny Park, including special nighttime performances with Neon Lions!

Following each performance, the fabulous Lion Dance will continue throughout the Centre and customers are encouraged to follow the Lions along their path.

Lion Dance: Wed, Thurs, Friday, Sat & Sun, 11.30am
Outside Woolworths

Neon Lion Dance: Fri & Sat: 8.30pm
Dining Deck


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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 in the Sunnybank Plaza Foodcourt during our Lunar New Year celebrations.

Wed, Fri, Sat: 11.30am
Foodcourt, Sunnybank Plaza


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Chinese Calligraphy & Try-It-Yourself

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. Eric’s team will also be running a ‘try-it-yourself’ station, where you can experience this beautiful artform firsthand.

Plus, try your hand at something different with our calligraphy fan workshops at Sunny Park!

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Main Mall, Sunnybank Plaza

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Outside Parkland, Sunny Park

Ice Carving

Come and see the professional carvers from Ice Art transform a 1 metre high, 140kg block of ice into a detailed Lunar New Year sculpture in front of a live audience. Using a combination of chainsaws and chisels, the sculpture takes between one and two hours to complete and will last up to four hours.

Sun, 4.00pm
Foodcourt, Sunnybank Plaza

Sat, 12.30pm
Outside Kafe Cafe, Sunny Park


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Fruit and Vegetable Carving 

Watch on as our talented craftsman, demonstrates the ancient art of fruit and vegetable carving, transforming every day fruit and vegetables into colourful works of art! Plus, you may also have the chance to try it for yourself.

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

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. Consultations are at the special price of only $5 for 5 minutes with Master Tom in celebration of the Year of the Rat.

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Main Mall, Sunnybank Plaza


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Children’s Craft Workshops

Kids, get ready for back to school by creating your very own mini animal friend notepad. Choose from a koala, panda and of course lucky mouse – to celebrate Year of the Rat!

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11am – 2pm
Outside Zarraffa’s, Sunnybank Plaza


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Live Cooking Demonstrations

Experience free live cooking demonstrations with resident chef and food tour host, Tony Ching, as he showcases and samples a variety of Asian dishes. His Chinese heritage allows him to unveil the secrets to Asian cooking, with lots of interesting facts and family stories sure to keep the audience captivated.

Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Foodcourt, Sunnybank Plaza

Experience free live cooking demonstrations with Carmel Carmichael, as she showcases a variety of Asian dishes. She’ll give you loads of tips and hints along the way, plus you’ll even be able to sample some of the delicious dishes!

Sat & Sun: 11.00am – 2.00pm  
Near Fresco, Sunny Park

Art, 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 Rat. They will be transforming plain paper lanterns, masks and fans into beautiful works of art. With games to play, face painting and souvenirs for sale, make sure you drop by and visit for some Lunar New Year fun.

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

Cultural Handcraft Demonstrations

Visiting artists from the Australian Asian Art Network Association, will be demonstrating a variety of traditional handcrafts, with some beautiful creations available for sale in celebration of the new year.

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


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Traditional Costume Photo Studio

Take home a special souvenir of our Year of the Rat celebrations. Visitors will have the opportunity to be photographed in traditional Chinese and Taiwanese costume at our mini photographic studio. A variety of outfits will be available for you to try on free of charge, with souvenir 6”x8” photographs available for purchase from $10 or take home your entire photo shoot on USB for only $20.

Wed, Thurs, Fri: 12noon – 4.00pm Sat, Sun: 10.00am – 5.00pm
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. As one of the oldest needlework styles, Chinese embroidery has a history dating back 2000 years.

We invite you to join in on one of Jenny’s beginner workshops to learn this beautiful skill and take home your own unique creation. Workshops will be held daily at a cost of $20 per person, with a variety of projects to choose from. Enquire at the display for bookings.

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


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AusOriental Orchestra & Friends 

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, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 12.30pm
Sun: 1.30pm
Foodcourt, Sunnybank Plaza

J Percussion Music School

Join in the fun at our J Percussion Music School workshops & make some noise these school holidays! Through professional guidance from Brisbane’s most renown percussion music school, children will discover the joys of music through musical games & activities.

Wed, Thurs, Fri: 3.30pm
Sun: 12noon
Foodcourt, Sunnybank Plaza

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Food Discovery Tours

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 chef Tong 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 at over $25.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. Click here to book or for more information contact Sunnybank Plaza Centre Management on 3345 7500

Special Lunar New Year price of only $50 per person

Wed 22: 10am & 3.30pm
Thu 23: 10am & 3.30pm
Fri 24: 10am & 3.30pm
Sat 25: 10am & 3.30pm
Sun 27: 10am & 3.30pm

Sat 1: 10am & 3.30pm
Sun 2: 10am & 3.30pm