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Where To Celebrate Chinese New Year In Style This Month

By Sophie Oddo
23rd Jan 2020

Lunar New Year, otherwise known as Chinese New Year is full of spectacle, entertainment and tradition, so it’s no wonder it’s become a day celebrated by all around the world.

So, to help get the celebrations started, The Star Sydney is taking on a fresh approach to the timeless tradition with plenty of delicious dining and entertainment.  

Devour Tasty Feeds

Lunar New Year is all about good times and sharing delicious food, so The Star is putting on one huge feast of Asian delights to help get you well and truly into the festive cheer. 

CHUUKA will be serving up CHUUKA-style “Loh Sang” with salmon, kingfish and Hokkaido scallops for just $68 but if it’s a feast of epic proportions you’re after, Flying Fish’s eight-course set menu is where it’s at. For just $88, you can load up on crunchy prawn toast with fish fragrance, tasty rock oysters with turmeric dressing, marinated tuna with enriched rice, sesame and aged soy, mouth-watering XO pipis with coconut bread, honey prawns, charcoal roast Cape Grim beef fillet with oxtail sauce, broccolini with salted chilli and palm sugar macerated pineapple, coconut and pandan. 

If you’re looking for a feast of all feasts you can also score the ‘Lunar New Year’ feast at Harvest Buffet, complete with roasted duck, crispy pork belly, dumplings, scallops and more, available from 18 January until 9 February, or the Lunar New Year inspired ‘Seafood Feast’ available on Wednesdays featuring Crab, Oysters, Mussels and Scallops along with all your buffet favourites and a glass of bubbles on arrival for $79 per person, available 22 January through to 26 February. 

Soak Up Traditional Entertainment

It wouldn’t be Lunar New Year without the action, so make sure to get amongst Aqualume, the special Lunar New Year performance combining laser-light, sound, water and aerialists in one breathtaking show. Catch this amazing spectacle in the Grand Foyer from 24 January through to 16 February every night from Thursday to Sunday 7pm, 8pm and 10pm.

You can also step inside The Star’s dazzling Lunar Lantern. This huge art installation with its shimmering inner sanctum of gold will be lighting up the Lunar New Year celebrations, so make sure to come and snap your own glittering moment. It will be located at the Harbourside entrance from 23 January through to 8 February. And of course, you’ll be able to witness the spectacle that is the Chinese Lion dance. Embodying the beauty, culture and history of ancient China combined with martial arts and performing arts. A mesmerising performance not to be missed, just be sure to follow the sound!

Whether you’re in the mood to celebrate with food or entertainment, there’s endless ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Star.

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