Celebrate Chinese New Year at Broadway Fair

By Cassie Hart, Editor - Kids in Perth 04 Feb 2021

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Chinese New Year celebrates the start of the traditional lunar calendar year.  Festivities include eating traditional food, giving out red packets for well wishes, hanging out lanterns, and watching a lion dance performance.  

This year Broadway Fair is joining in on the festivities and is the perfect place to bring your family for an evening of fun.  Located in the heart of Nedlands, Broadway Fair boasts an impressive range of delicious food and drink outlets, specialty stores and under over parking.  From 5pm on Friday February 19th, Broadway Fair will be filled with vibrant Chinese decorations, delicious aromas, and breathtaking traditional Lion Dance. Don’t forget your red packets to give to the lion for good luck. There will also be craft activities for the kids; take home an origami lantern or colour in and take home an ox mask to celebrate the Year of the Ox.

Learn more about Chinese New Year and watch an Interview with a local Lion Dance Master with our Kids in Perth guide

What to do:

LION DANCE  – Gather in the courtyard at 5pm to enjoy a traditional lion dance performance.  Filled with acrobatic dancing, traditional drums, gongs and cymbals, this show is definitely going to ‘wow’ you.  

INSTA OPP – Take some insta worthy pics or videos of the amazing lion dance and get up close and take photos with some lions head on display. 

CRAFT ACTIVITIES – Watch the guys fold Origami lanterns and even try one yourself. Colour in and cut out an Ox mask to wear around. Activities run until 8pm

Where to eat:

CHINA TANG – A popular, authentic dumpling and noodle house.

HAWKER FOOD – Delicious Asian food to take home and eat for a midnight snack.

VARSITY BAR – Hit the spot with a burger and beer at Varsity.

MICKYS RESTAURANT – For a yummy pasta or pizza with a glass of Italian wine. 

TOMMY SUGO – Home-cooked, moderately priced modern Italian cuisine. 

Broadway Fair
88 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009
Telephone: 9386 3390

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