Chatswood Year of the Ox Festival
Chatswood is going large with its Lunar New Year celebrations this year. From February 3 to 28, Willoughby City Council is putting on a slew of events to ring in the Year of the Ox.
The festival opens with traditional lion dances on February 3 (and kids can learn how to man the giant puppet on February 20).
On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday from February 6, Chatswood Mall will be flush with market stalls selling flowers, lucky bamboo and festive treats, while an exhibition, Precious Treasures, curated by acclaimed artist Guan Wei, will show works that fuse Australian and Asian cultures.
On February 27, some of the country’s best Asian-Australian talent – including Michael Hing, Diana Nguyen and Lawrence Leung – will take to the stage for two comedy galas. Plus, a bunch of local restaurants will be serving traditional Lunar New Year dishes.