Chinese New Year 2023 is coming early this year with the year of the rabbit. Chinese New Year falls on 22nd January this year. Families will have a reunion dinner on the 21st January and celebrate the year of the rabbit with lots of red and a big bang. Celebrate Chinese New Year on the Gold Coast with the following four events and do not miss out on #2.

#1: Chinese New Year at T.E. Peters Park

On Sunday 22 January, the Australian National Chinese Women’s Federation will host Lunar New Year Festival 2023 on Saturday 28th January, T. E. Peters Park Broadbeach from 9am-4pm.

There will be lion dance and markets to welcome in the year of the rabbit.

Date: 28th Jan 2023

Time: 9am – 4pm

Venue: T.E. Peters Park, Broadbeach

Cost: Free

#2: 2020 Lunar New Year Celebrations

Bring in the Year of the Rabbit in Gold Coast Chinatown with:

  • delicious Asian street food
  • live music
  • cultural entertainment
  • pop up laneway bar
  • children’s activities
  • fireworks finale.

Date: Sunday 22 January 2023

Time: 3pm – 8pm

Venue: Davison Lane, Gold Coast Chinatown

Cost: Free

#3: Lion Dance Performances at Cavill Lane

Gather your friends and family to enjoy the colourful, engaging Lion Dance performances roving throughout the laneway at 12pm–1pm & 6pm–7pm on Sunday 22 January.

Experience a taste of Asia and dine at Cavill Lane’s variety of Asian restaurants including Sushi Ave, Yum Cha Noodle Haus, Ramen Danbo, Rice vs Noodle and Korean Kitchen.

Date: 22 January 2023

Time: 12pm – 1pm and 6pm to 7pm

Venue: 3113 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Cost: Free

#4: Carrara Market’s Roving Market Parade

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Carrara Markets. Bring the kids to see the magnificent dance troupe of Chinese lions and dragons as they rove throughout the markets. Listen out for the Chinese Drums coming your way!

Date: 22 January 2023

Time: From 1030am

Venue: Cnr Gooding Drive and Manchester Rd, Carrara

Cost: Free

Where to Stay for Chinese New Year Gold Coast

Holiday Holiday offers Gold Coast accommodation near the Chinese New Year Gold Coast events for your Chinese new year celebration. Holiday apartments at Chevron Renaissance, Circle on Cavill, H Residences, Sun City Gold Coast and Soul Surfers Paradise offer the perfect resort style escpae. All Holiday Holiday’s Gold Coast accommodation is located within 5 minutes walking distance to the light rail tram station. Book now and enjoy our last minute Gold Coast accommodation specials!