Chatswood Year of the Rat Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

21 Jan 2020 to 8 Feb 2020

The three-week Chatswood Year of the Rat Festival is bursting with immersive and colourful experiences. The 2020 program includes:

– Golden Market (9am to 9pm, Thursday and Friday): Chatswood Mall is transformed into a replica end-of-year market commonly found in cities across Asia, with 35 stallholders selling flowers, lucky bamboo, decorations and delicious New Year delicacies.

Lunar New Year Day at The Interchange (Saturday 25 January): Enjoy lion dancers, lucky Buddha, Chinese drummers and Kung Fu demonstrations.

Chinese New Year Celebration Day (Saturday 1 February): Welcome in the Year of the Rat at one of Sydney’s largest Chinese New Year celebrations, which is in its 22nd year and is bigger than ever at Chatswood Mall and The Concourse.

Lunar New Year Twilight Parade (Sat 8 Feb): Join the fanfare as the Chatswood CBD comes alive with a traditional Lunar New Year street parade. Dance along with some of the country’s top lion and dragon dancers, drummers and marching bands.

“Lucky Chatty” Lunar New Year Dinner with Adam Liaw (Wednesday 5 February): Join author, television presenter, and Asian cuisine expert Adam Liaw for a delicious dinner at Chatswood’s General Chao to ring in the Lunar New Year.


Free Entry

Event Times

21 Jan 2020 to 8 Feb 2020

Annual Event


Willoughby City Council

Victor Street, Chatswood, 2067

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