A sea of colourful lanterns will light up Campsie, as the community gathers to celebrate the end of the Lunar New Year season.
City of Canterbury Bankstown’s brand-new Campsie Lantern Festival on Saturday 24 February will feature a catwalk of traditional costume and lanterns, lion dancers and a firecracker spectacle.
There will also be a sensational program of onstage entertainment, including Korean fan dancers, Vietnamese opera singers, Taiko drummers and Chinese pole acts.
Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said the Campsie Lantern Festival is a first for Council and a special way to conclude the City’s Lunar New Year celebrations.
“It will be a spectacular show and I’m looking forward to the colourful display and entertainment,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“I encourage everyone to join us in celebrating both the Year of the Dragon and our wonderful Asian community.”
Visitors who come along can pose for a photo in front of a specially designed lantern wall sponsored by SBS.
There’ll also be an opportunity to meet the lantern lady who will be all lit up and get a lucky red envelope from the God and Goddess of Fortune.
The little ones can get involved in a variety of free activities including face painting, hula hooping and lantern making workshops.
And there’ll be plenty of mouth-watering food to try including Japanese pizza, dumplings and noodles.
Campsie’s Anzac Mall will be lit up with lanterns from Monday 19 February, culminating with the festival extravaganza between 5-9pm on Saturday 24 February.
For those who can’t make it on the evening, there will be light music performed by Sydney-based musician, Sandra Pham, from 5-9.30pm on Friday 23 February.
For more information, visit cb.city/CampsieLanternFestival
This event is proudly sponsored by SBS, Dan Viet News and lanterns supported by Opal ANZ.