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Chinese New Year in Perth 2021

The capital of Western Australia holds dozens of events to celebrate the Lunar New Year

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

Holiday season does not end with the New Year's Eve fireworks, as the Chinese New Year celebrations give another round of festivities in Perth. Lion dances, calligraphy sessions, fireworks, mouthwatering dining options—an excellent weekend of traditions and fun.

Perth Chinese New Year Fair (February 14, 2021)

The Perth Chinese New Year Fair is one of the major holiday events in the city. This year, the fair will be held from 12 (noon) to 9 pm in Northbridge, on James and Lake Streets to be more precise. This free event is open to the public to let everyone experience Chinese traditions and to embrace the cultural diversity of Western Australia. Celebrations will kick off with the lighting of the firecrackers, followed by a street carnival with the lion and dragon dance troupe marching through James Street down to Perth Cultural Centre. Food and drinks will add some extra flavor to the festivities.

Other Chinese New Year activities in Perth

Lots of venues across Perth will host Chinese New Year activities. Crown Perth usually throws an array of Lunar New Year events: lion and dragon dances, calligraphy sessions, bountiful dining experiences, photo ops, and a caricaturist who captures it all. 8 On The Point in East Perth hosts a night with dragon dancers and mind-blowing dishes. Chinese New Year at Brookfield Place is another festive magnet with colorful lanterns, lion dances, and complimentary fortune cookies. Whatever spot you choose, make sure to double-check the updates and make all the necessary reservations to enjoy the Chinese New Year in Perth to its fullest.

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