Tauranga Chinese New Year Festival

Saturday 25 January




Sat 25 January, 17:00-21:00


The Historic Village, 17th Avenue

Bring the whole family and join us to ring in the Lunar New Year, as we welcome the zodiac animal of 2020, the rat, at the first Tauranga Chinese New Year Festival.

The festival, organised by NZ China Friendship Society and supported by Tauranga City Council, features cultural performances, dragon and lion dance, lanterns, calligraphy, food stalls, kids’ games and much more.

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese lunar calendar. In 2020, celebrations filled with colour, family traditions and hopes for the future will begin on 25 January and last several days.

Timeline of events

Start at 5pm.

  • Street food.
  •  Sugar painting.
  • Calligraphy.
  • Children Activities.

6:00 pm

  • Dragon dance.
  • Lion dance.
  • Release doves.

7:00 pm

  • Dating game.

8:00 pm

  • Performance

Opening hours

Grounds open 7 days a week, 7.30am – 10pm

Office open Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Office is closed public holidays

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