Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Market City
January 31, 2024
Amazing high pole performances, gifts, blessings and more in store.
Every day, Monday 15 January — Sunday 25 February
10am — 10pm, Centre Court
The Lunar New Year is one of our favourite times of year, because we get to share it with our amazing community.
See our gorgeous flying dragon display, which can be viewed across all three levels, or snap a selfie in front of our traditional dragon door display — but be careful not to wake the sleeping dragon!
Smoking Dragon Effect
- Friday 16 February: 12:30pm – 7:30pm
- Saturday 17 February: 12:30pm – 7:30pm
- Sunday 18 February: 12:30pm – 7:30pm
Traditional high pole and dragon dance performances
Saturday 10 February, 2pm & 6pm |
Sunday 11 February, 2pm
Level 1, Centre Court
Jin Wu Koon is one of Australia’s oldest troupes. Their incredible high pole lion and dragon dance performances are some of the most vibrant dances performed in the country — so we’re very lucky to be hosting them at Market City this Lunar New Year.
With three brilliant shows to witness and lots of gifts and giveaways, this is not one to miss!
Arrive early to beat the crowds.
Receive a hóngbāo from us
Friday 9 February — Sunday 11 February
Visit Market City over the Lunar New Year weekend and get your own hóngbāo — also known as lai see or a lucky red envelope! We’re giving out almost 5,000 envelopes filled with collectable Year of the Dragon coins and unique gift vouchers as our present to you.
Join our store blessings
Sunday 18 February
1pm — 2pm, centre-wide
Each year, Jin Wu Koon performs store blessings to wish our community good fortune! Come take part in the celebrations as the festive lions and dragons spread joy through the centre.
Blessings will begin on Level 3 and move down to all retailers.
Free cultural activities for kids
Lion and dragon dance workshops
Sunday 18 February
2pm & 3pm, Level 1, Centre Court
Teach your children the beauty and tradition of the Lunar New Year with a fun, free lion and dragon dance workshop.
Temporary dragon tattoos
Saturday 17 February — Sunday 18 February
2pm — 6pm, Level 1, Centre Court
Mark the Year of the Dragon with a dragon tattoo! Available in red and gold, these temporary options are a great way to share your seasonal spirit.
Purchase personalised calligraphy
Tuesday 23 January — Friday 9 February |
Friday 16 February — Sunday 18 February
10am — 6pm, Level 1, Centre Court*
Find a gift for a friend or pick up a unique memento for yourself with our traditional Chinese calligraphy. Available in centre throughout February, this beautiful art form is a special way to honour the Lunar New Year.
The best Lunar New Year dining
10am until late, Level 3 Dining Precinct
Have you made your dinner reservations for the Lunar New Year?
With an incredible array of Asian restaurants to choose from in our Level 3 Dining Precinct and amazing entertainment in centre, Market City is the perfect place to celebrate the Year of the Dragon!
Our restaurants include:
- The Eight
- The Dolar Shop
- Beijing Impression
- Kogi Korean BBQ
- Mr Meng Chongqing Gourmet
- YAYOI Japanese Teishoku Restaurant
Book now to secure your reservation.
Surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day
Left your Valentine’s shopping to the last minute? Pick up something perfect at Market City!
Some special ideas include:
- A pamper session at Citizen Beauty Spa
- A hair treatment at DJ’s
- A yummy treat from Sweet Spells
- A perfect surprise from TK Maxx
- A fun night out at Timezone
- A romantic dinner in our 1909 Dining Precinct
Easy Lunar New Year parking
Enjoy all that Haymarket has to offer this Lunar New Year with easy parking at Market City. Situated in the centre of the festivities with over 600 spaces, getting in and out couldn’t be simpler. Plus, you can park for free after 6pm if you dine with us! Visit our website for details.