Chinese New Year at Nest 2015

A guide to Chinese New Year Celebrations in Brisbane

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Immerse yourself in China’s rich cultural heritage and welcome the Year of the Monkey with fun, laughter and of course copious amounts of flavoursome food.

Here’s a list of Brisbane’s best Chinese New Year Celebrations:

Chinese Gourmet Festival

Location: Nest Brisbane 

Date: January 26-31

Nest has teamed up with Griffith University to deliver a cultural festival with 3 of China’s world renown chefs. The festival includes:

  • Cooking Class and Banquet – 27th January
  • New Year Luncheon – 29th January
  • Mah Jong Championship – 31st January

More Information here


Moreton Bay Lunar New Year

Location: Caboolture Town Square

Date: February 6th

A FREE event filled with traditional music, dance, delicious food and fireworks.

More Information here 


Inala Chinese New Year

Location: Corner Wirraway Parade, and Corsair Avenue, Inala

Date: February 5-6

Trying to avoid the busy crowds at celebrations in the city? Welcome the New Year with the local community in the cultural heart of Inala.

More Information here 


BrisAsia Festival 

Location: Across Brisbane

Date: February 7 until February 28th

Head to the streets of Brisbane for a cultural display of the Lion Dance or indulge in traditional Chinese food. Activities will be hosted across Brisbane.

View the full schedule here


2016 Valley Chinese New Year

Location: China Town, Fortitude Valley

Date: February 12-14

Brisbane’s China Town Mall plays host to one of the best New Year celebrations on offer, with firecrackers, traditional music and more.

More Information here 


Written by: Aliyah Ravat