The year of the dog is fast approaching and, to celebrate, the Sydney Fish Market is staying up late to host its inaugural Chinese New Year night market on Friday, February 16.
Done up with red hanging lanterns, the boardwalk will become a bustling nighttime hub and traditional red envelopes and special fortune cookies will be passed around — the former of which are meant to bring happiness and prosperity, and latter of which will include "fishy puns" for the new year.
This will all go on from 4–10pm amidst the madness of the fish market, which will include red fish species that are seen as a sign of good luck and fortune. The licensed restaurants will also have the requisite yum cha and other traditional Chinese dishes to feast on. The market's expecting over 100,000 visitors throughout the week, so it's sure to be one helluva celebration of 2018.