Saturday, 21 January 2012

Chinese New Year Twilight Parade in Sydney

The magical Twilight Parade will weave its way, dragon-style, under the beauty of an evening sky illuminated by giant projections on Sydney's buildings. Experience pre-parade entertainment, including street art, dancers and acrobats, and as dusk descends, a giant dragon head leading the Parade through our city.

Delight in the homage to the many Chinese restaurants named after the dragon, with cooking utensils, yum cha trolleys and plate spinners. Discover the different representations of this mythical beast in Asian and Western cultures, thrill to the Bruce Lee Enter the Dragon tribute, and swing back in time to the famous Dragon Balls held in Sydney’s Trocadero during the 1930s to 1950s.

Visitors from Chengdu, China, are bringing a giant panda float, singers and dancers. There are also groups from Beijing, fabulous floats from local Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese communities, lanterns, fire breathing and martial arts – all winding their way back to the last float of all, the dragon’s tail.

With over 2900 performers, this is one extravaganza that you won’t want to miss!
Date: 29 January  Time: 8:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Location:  Town Hall to Chinatown, Sydney, Australia
Phone: 02 9265 9333
Fee: FREE. Limited grandstand seating available at St Andrew's Square and Harbour Street. Tickets $66 - call for bookings and further information.

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