Ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Newmarket

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新年快樂 恭喜發財

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Join us in embracing The Year of the Dragon! February 10th 2024 marks the Chinese New Year also referred to as Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dragon symbolises strength and power and is expected to bring exciting opportunities and advancements for all. This occasion brings the dawn of a new chapter filled with strength, good luck and wisdom.

At its core, the Lunar New Year is a celebration that brings families together and ushers in a new year full of prosperity. Each year, communities celebrate with lantern festivals, street food, music and dance performances. We have pulled together a list of ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Newmarket, whether you are buying a gift, sharing a meal, or keen to expand your horizons, read below to check out what's on offer.


Watch a traditional Lion and Dragon Dance performance as the dancers make their way through Westfield spreading wisdom, good fortune and happiness. While you're there visit the Hóngbāo, which translates to red envelope, on Level 1 outside Nespresso to win daily prizes.


9th Feb - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

10th Feb - 1:20pm - 2:00pm

Eat and Drink

One of the main forms of celebration is through food and will typically include indulging in various Chinese favourites such as dumplings, spring rolls, cakes, fish or pork dishes.

You'll be spoilt for choice with our endless selection of Chinese Restaurants in Newmarket. Whether you're a dumpling lover or constantly craving spicy hot pot, we've got you covered. Here are our top spots below.

If you're a dumpling fanatic then you'll want to check out our blog for the best dumpling spots in Newmarket, click here to read!


Mark the day with a memory and treat yourself to something special. Browse our selection of Lunar New Year limited edition collections and items celebrating the Year of The Dragon below.

LEGO Festival Calendar Set

Clinique Limited Edition Year of the Dragon Collection, available individually at Farmers