PUBLISHED ON 16 FEBRUARY 2018
If you’re looking for good luck, good health and good cheer this Lunar New Year, follow the Good Fortune ribbon at The Star Sydney and experience a range of festivities on offer. Welcome the Year of the Dog with a host of live entertainment, and delicious specials across The Star’s awarded dining precinct.
A major tourist destination for local and international visitors alike, more than 30,000 visitors are expected to visit The Star each day during the Lunar New Year period.
For the fourth year running, The Star is a proud Leadership Partner of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival which celebrates the city’s rich Asian culture with more than 80 events taking place in the heart of Sydney from 16 February – 4 March 2018. The partnership will see The Star participate in a number of popular events across the city including the much-anticipated The Star Mahjong Garden in Circular Quay and the iconic Dragon Boat Racing in Darling Harbour.
The Star will also partner with the Australian Turf Club for the second annual The Star Chinese Festival of Racing which will see Royal Randwick awash with red and gold and feature special New Year entertainment and events.
Tunnels of Good Fortune | 1 February – 4 March | The Star’s Retail Precinct
The Star’s Good Fortune Tunnel is back this year to wish you wealth and prosperity. Set at the Harbourside entry, stroll through the Tunnels of Good Fortune and write a New Year’s wish on the cards provided and attach it to the wishing trees with a red ribbon for extra luck. Keep an eye out for the God of Fortune who will be handing out lucky red envelopes.
The Star Chinese Festival of Racing | Saturday, 17 February | Royal Randwick Racecourse
Partnering with the Australian Turf Club for the second annual The Star Chinese Festival of Racing, the one-day-only event celebrates Lunar New Year with the ‘Sport of Kings’. Set at Sydney’s premier racing venue, Royal Randwick, punters can enjoy the perfect trifecta with thrilling races, gourmet bites and Chinese entertainment.
Catch the headline race of the day, The Star Apollo Stakes, and watch champion mare Winx go head to head with some of the world’s best thoroughbreds. Dress for the part with a pop of red and gold for luck, and enjoy the perfect start to 2018.
Daily Performances at The Star | 15 February – 4 March
Don’t miss a host of free roving performances at The Star, including spectacular ribbon aerialist performances, Chinese musicians, cracker celebrations, Chinese fan princess dancers, jugglers and more.
Performing in the Grand Foyer every Thursday to Sunday at 7pm and 9pm, watch as two of the world’s best aerialists glide through the air with incredible agility. Ex-Cirque du Soleil performer Julie Anne Cameron and former ballerina Emma Lian Goh will wow the crowd with their spectacular acts, performing stunning feats of grace and dexterity from great heights.
You Ya Live in Australia 2018 | Thursday, 22 February | The Star Event Centre
One of China’s most popular singers, superstar You Ya, will perform all of her hit songs for one night only at The Star Event Centre.
Launching her career at the young age of sixteen, You Ya propelled to super stardom with her first hit song ‘The Past is Only Memories’, and a collection of chart topping songs including ‘Past Recollection’, ‘Rain’ and ‘Smoke’.
Tickets from $98 at Ticketek.
The Star’s Fortune Mahjong Garden | 5:00pm – 10:00pm 16 February – 25 February | Circular Quay
Part of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival, take in views across Sydney Harbour from a Chinese themed garden as you enjoy a relaxing game of after-work Mahjong at Circular Quay. For Mahjong experts and new hands alike, the Fortune Mahjong Garden is the perfect summer-evening activity. Plus, there are plenty of giveaways for use at The Star.
Fat Noodle | 1 February – 4 March
Fat Noodle, acclaimed chef Luke Nguyen’s hawker-style Asian street food concept, is lighting up the Year of the Dog with a range of dishes set to make even the pickiest foodie’s mouth water.
Lunar New Year specials include:
- Salmon Yu Sheng salad with pickled beetroot dressing ($28);
- Pan-fried pork and shrimp dumplings with Szechuan chilli sauce ($16.80);
- Crispy whole barramundi, golden pumpkin sauce and stir fried mushrooms ($32.00);
- And Wok tossed Shanghainese ‘Nieg Gao’ with spinach gravy ($18.80).
Harvest Buffet | 1 February – 28 February
The Str’s famous Harvest Buffet is embracing Lunar New Year with a feast for the senses. Specials include classic Hainanese chicken rice; Queensland spanner crab, sweet corn and egg drop soup; grilled Australian salmon with mandarin salsa, crispy pork belly, green tea and red bean tiramisu and chocolate and Sichuan pepper tart.
Food Quarter | 1 February – 4 March
With a host of delicious offerings, The Star’s Food Quarter is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy Lunar New Year in gourmet style. Specials such as steamed grouper with ginger, garlic and soy sauce ($22.00), braised e-fu noodles with seafood ($15.00), and stir fried Pacific clams in XO sauce ($15.00) are all part of the experience.
For more information, check out on what’s on at The Star's Lunar New Year page.
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