Lunar New Year at Burwood Chinatown
Celebrate the Year of the Rat with mochi doughnuts, fried chicken and 1000 free bubble teas.
UPDATE: JANUARY 30, 2020 — Due to "current community health concerns", organisers have postponed Burwood Chinatown's Lunar New Year festival. The two weeks of celebrations will now run from May 18–30 to coincide with the dining precinct's birthday. The 1000 free bubble tea giveaway will also go ahead, but slightly later on Friday, May 22 and Friday, May 29.
Free bubble tea. Mochi doughnuts. Fried chicken. Burwood Chinatown is throwing one tasty party to celebrate the incoming Year of the Rat.
The inner west dining precinct's Lunar New Year celebrations kick off on Thursday, January 23 and run all the way through till Saturday, February 8, with different after-dark happenings each day. As well as nightly ping pong games, you'll find pop-ups from Dirty Bird and Demochi Donut on Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31 from 5pm–9.30pm, and 2 Smoking Arabs and Duo Duo Ice Cream the following week on Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7 from 12–9.30pm.
Dragon and lion dance performances will fill the area on Saturday, February 8 and 500 free bubble teas will be given away at 6pm on Friday, January 31 and again the following Friday. To snag yours, just head along to the Burwood Chinatown grounds (via Clarendon Place) and pick up a milk or fruit tea courtesy of the precinct's six bubble tea makers: Chatime, Cha Ball, King Tea, Milk Flower, The Burwood Hotel or The Whale Tea.
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