Events

Lunar New Year Events 2019

24th January 2019

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Program of Events

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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 16 February

4pm – 9pm

Sunnybank Plaza Rooftop Car Park, Sunnybank

 

FREE ACTIVITIES FROM MONDAY 4 – SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY

SUNNYBANK PLAZA

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 Master Chen and the Southern Shaolin International Wushu Academy, to help us welcome in the Year of the Pig 2019 and showcase these awe inspiring skills.

Lion Dance performances will be on show each day commencing outside Hoyts Cinemas at 10.30am, with Kung Fu demonstrations also included at weekend performances.  Following each performance the fabulous Lion Dance will continue throughout the Centre and customers are encouraged to follow the Lions along their path.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10.30am

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

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 first hand.

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11.00am – 1.00pm

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

Thurs: 1.30pm

Fruit and Vegetable Carving & Workshops

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

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 Pig.

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Children’s Craft Workshops

Kids, join in to paint and decorate your own mask for the Year of the Pig! Workshops will run for approximately 45 minutes each. Limited places – bookings essential.

Sat, Sun: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

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Cultural Handcraft Demonstrations

Visiting artists from the Australian Asia Art Network Association, will demonstrate a wide variety of authentic handcrafts, painting and children’s toy making, with some beautiful creations available for sale. Don’t miss the chance to to learn more about these fascinating cultural traditions.

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11.00am – 3.00pm

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 Pig. 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

Traditional Costume Mini Photo Studio

Take home a special souvenir of our ’Year of the Dog’ 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 5”x7” photographs available for purchase from $10 or take home your entire photo shoot on USB for only $20.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri:   12noon – 4.00pm

Sat, Sun:             10.00am – 5.00pm

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 practised 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

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, Fri & Sat:   1.00pm

Sun: 1.30pm

J Percussion Music School

Using a variety of instruments including xylophones, drums, tambourines and glockenspiels, the Ju Percussion group will present a number of songs in celebration of Chinese New Year, live in the Sunnybank Plaza Foodcourt.

Sun: 12noon

SUNNY PARK

Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese calligraphy has been around for over 2000 years and is one of the highest forms of Chinese art. Have your special Chinese New Year message scribed by one of the students of renowned calligrapher Eric Lin, from Serenity Calligraphy Association. Artists will create a treasured memento of this year’s Sunny Park, Year of the Pig celebrations.

Wed,Thurs, Fri: 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Sat & Sun: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Pig Lantern Making Workshops
Hey kids, bring the Year of the Pig to life with your own decorative pig lantern! Create an adorable pig lantern to celebrate Lunar New Year!

Wed, Thurs, Fri: 4.00pm – 5:30pm

Kung Fu & Lion Dance
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. Lion Dance and Kung Fu performances will be on show every day of our celebrations commencing outside ALDI or Woolworths. Following each performance the Lion Dance will continue throughout the Centre and customers are encouraged to follow the Lions along their path. Plus our spectacular Neon Lions will be visiting the restaurants at Sunny Park during the evening!

Tues, Wed, Thurs: 4.00pm

Sat & Sun: 11.00am

Neon Lion Dance, Restaurants Visits

Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat 8.30pm