More than 30,000 local and international visitors are expected to visit The Star each day during the Lunar New Year period to experience the best of Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival during the China-Australia Year of Tourism.¹
The Star is again the proud Leadership Partner for The City of Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival, an 18-day showcase of events, which celebrates the city's rich Asian culture. More more than 80 events take place in the heart of Sydney from Friday, 27 January to Sunday, 12 February 2017.
The Star has strengthened its relationship with the Australian Turf Club to become the naming rights partner for The Star Chinese Festival of Racing at Royal Randwick. The two-day carnival, running on 4 February and 11 February, is the first Asian-focussed racing carnival in Australia aligned with Lunar New Year.
The Star also returns to the much-anticipated The Star Mahjong Garden in Martin Place for the duration of Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival and will participate in the iconic Dragon Boat Race at Darling Harbour - the biggest Dragon Boat Race meet in the southern hemisphere.
The Star's Celestial Dragon | 19 January – 12 February 2017Take a Lunar New Year selfie with The Star's spectacular Celestial Dragon installation in the Grand Foyer in celebration of this auspicious occasion. Representing the most popular and powerful good fortune symbol in Chinese culture, the Dragon was assembled by a team of sculptors and artists and accredited by a Feng Shui Master.
Daily Performances at The Star | 19 January – 12 FebruaryEvery day during Lunar New Year The Star will host free performances by Chinese musicians, silk ribbon performers, lion dancers, Chinese fan princess dancers, jugglers and more. Don't miss the spectacular 15-minute aerialist performances in The Star's Grand Entrance alongside the impressive dragon installation every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm and 10.30pm throughout the Lunar New Year celebration.
Lion dance performances will also take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings commencing at the Edward Street entrance at 6:30pm and weaving past The Star sign on
Pirrama Road and through The Star until 10pm.
Good Fortune Tunnel | 19 January - 11 February | The Star's Retail PrecinctDon't forget to visit The Star's spectacular Good Fortune Tunnel to make a New Year's wish. Simply write a wish on the wishing card and attach it to the wishing trees with a red ribbon.
Na Ying Na World Part II 2017 | Sunday, 5 February 2017 | The Star Event CentreChina's most highly regarded vocalist, Na Ying returns to The Star to delight fans for one-night only. Considered as one of the best present-day female singers in Mainland China, and having sold more than 10 million albums, Na Ying has a huge following around the world. Tickets from $88 at Ticketek.
The Star Chinese Festival of Racing | Saturday, 4 February & Saturday, 11 February | Royal Randwick RacecourseAustralia's favourite sporting tradition, thoroughbred horse racing, will unite with the vibrancy of Chinese culture as Sydney's premier racing venue, Royal Randwick hosts The Star Chinese
Festival of Racing.
The two-day festival is Australia's first Asian-focused racing carnival and will feature world-class horse racing, superb food, Chinese entertainment and stunning fashion ahead of the prestigious Sydney Carnival in autumn.
Don't miss The Star Apollo Stakes on Saturday, 11 February with the much-anticipated return of Australia's best racehorse Winx, chasing a remarkable 14th consecutive victory.
The Star's Fortune Mahjong Garden | 27 January - 12 February | Martin Place | 5-10pmEnjoy a free game of Mahjong on a warm summer evening at The Star's Fortune Mahjong Garden in Martin Place in the Sydney CBD every evening during City of Sydney's Chinese New
Year Festival from 5pm to 10pm daily. Play Mahjong and Baida Mahjong for a chance to win a variety of prizes and discounts at The Star.
Come and play at The Star. www.star.com.au