Best Highlights from Chinese New Year 2022 in Sydney City

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with vibrant lights and festivities around the Sydney CBD. Start at The Rocks, Sydney and finish at Dixon St in Chinatown.

Price: Free 

The Rocks, Sydney
See Playfair St come alive with the traditional Chinese red lanterns and illuminated trees. I love seeing people out and about having a good time despite today's challenging times. 

Chinese New Year 2022 along Playfair St at The Rocks, Sydney

Wander through the glowing and busy streets and visit the local stalls selling their uniquely handcrafted goods that could be a perfect gift for yourself or loved one. Discover the Tiger wishing tree along Argyle St. I love how this tree gives Sydney's most historic place a bright sparkle. 

Illuminated tiger wishing tree at The Rocks, Sydney

See the glowing tiger lunar lantern at First Fleet Park near the Museum of Contemporary Art.


Walk through the illuminated pop-up Chinese arch at Sydney's Circular Quay. Feel like you're walking through another Chinatown.

Illuminated Chinese arch at Circular Quay, Sydney

Mark the Year of the Tiger by capturing a selfie of the glowing tiger lunar lantern outside Customs House.
Lunar Lantern Tiger at Customs House, Sydney


George St, Sydney
Make your way to the facing tiger lunar lanterns outside the Queen Victoria Building along George St. Discover the other animal zodiac lunar lanterns along the George St strip.

Facing tigers lunar lanterns along George St outside Sydney's Queen Victoria Building

Catch a glimpse of the lion dances in Sydney's World Square and follow the lion dance troup. 

Lion Dancers near Sydney's Chinatown for Chinese New Year 2022

Chinatown in Sydney
Find yourself face-to-face with the lion dance at Sydney's Market City.

Close-up portrait of lion dance at Market City, Sydney

Stroll through Dixon St in Sydney's Chinatown. Browse through the Asian food stalls and reward yourself with some lovely Asian treats. 

Night Food Markets along Dixon St in Sydney's Chinatown for Chinese New Year 2022


Getting there
Get off at Circular Quay wharf or Circular Quay station and make your way to The Rocks via the First Fleet Park and George St. 

Check out my other top things to do in Sydney.
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Karen is the creative founder and photographer of Let There Be Life Photo. She loves capturing Sydney and creating happy memories for lovers of Sydney. She turns beautiful images into wall art prints for Sydney lovers. Check out more of her Sydney photos featuring Sydney Harbour, Cremorne Point, Balmoral Beach and the eastern suburbs in Sydney.

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