Mirage News

January 14, 2021

Willoughby City Council’s Lunar New Year celebrations will return in 2021 to dazzle and delight with the Chatswood Year of the Ox Festival (3 February – 28 February).

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Named after the lunar zodiac sign, the festival program will, for the first time, feature a comedy night, along with a series of COVID-safe events. At a time when travel is restricted, the festival will transport locals and domestic visitors on a cultural journey of food and entertainment with influences from China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, and other destinations.

“This vibrant festival will be a fantastic opportunity for visitors to show their support for local businesses and come together to celebrate the Lunar New Year. From tasting Lunar New Year delicacies to enjoying an array of cultural experiences and works of Australian artists, the festival is a great way to welcome the new year, especially after such a difficult 2020,” Willoughby City Council Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney said.

During the festival, Chatswood will be the place for meeting artists and performers, eager to share their culture, and make way for incoming good luck and fortune. The 2021 program includes:

During the month-long festival attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in food trails and be dazzled by lighting installations. The Council is closely monitoring government COVID restrictions and all events are produced according to guidelines, in order to keep attendees and staff safe.

For the full program visit visitchatswood.com.au/ox


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