Come and celebrate the Year of the Rat at Lunar New Year Festival 2020

07/01/2020

Georges River Council would like to invite the community to celebrate the Year of the Rat, which will be welcomed in at the Georges River Council Lunar New Year Festival on Forest Road on Saturday 18 January 2020.

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said the festival is a spectacular celebration which reaches up to 50,000 residents and visitors, and showcases the very best of our city.

“The ongoing success of our Lunar New Year Festival is a testament to the support of local community members and local businesses,” said Mayor Greene.

“Lunar New Year Festival is a wonderful, colourful and exciting celebration of our diverse community, and offers an incredible array of activities, performances and food stalls to satisfy people of all ages.

“There will of course be dazzling traditional lion and dragon dances and acrobatics, and I encourage people to come early to enjoy a spectacular parade of floats, which includes our popular inflatable zodiac animals.

“Hello Kitty will be making an appearance, with her distinctive red bow, and in a very exciting addition to this year’s Lunar New Year Festival there will be finalists from the ‘Live Sing China Australia Audition’, also known as The Voice of China Australia. This is the biggest Chinese singing contest in Australia, and the winner will get a wild card to go straight to the final stage of the ‘Sing China’ TV show, which will air worldwide!

“We will have many performers from the local area including community groups, singing, dancing and instrumental acts. There will be plenty of action and excitement away from the stage as well, with stilt walkers, jugglers and the zodiac animals roaming around.

“This year there will be a Wishing Tree Forest, and attendees are invited to write down their wishes for the New Year and add them to the trees.

“There will be a Circus Workshop for children, where they can learn to juggle, hula hoop and more! There will also be a huge Tumbletown Play Centre, fully equipped with a ball pit, slides and plenty of things for kids to climb.
“The incredibly popular and exciting Waikato drummers will be holding workshops as well as performing throughout the day, and there’s a live mural to be painted by artist Chris Yee, along with activities such as origami, face painting and umbrella art,” added Mayor Greene.

Georges River Council would like to take the opportunity to thank its Principle Sponsor – Chemist Warehouse, Major Sponsor – HSBC, as well as its Event Supporters – Bupa, Club Central, Club Rivers, Commonwealth Bank and Yourstelecom. We are enormously grateful for their support of our Lunar New Year Festival 2020, and wish our sponsors and supporters the very best for the coming year.

Thanks to Media Sponsors – Australian New Express Media Group, Chinese News and Media Group, TVB, Vision Times Media and Epoch Times. Their incredible generosity helps us ensure our Lunar New Year Festival is well publicised and very well attended.

Bring your family along to enjoy all that’s on offer at this year’s Lunar New Year Festival. Come and join in the fun of this family-friendly event which is a wonderful celebration and important community gathering. Georges River Council would like to wish everyone a very happy and successful Year of the Rat!