Ring in the Chinese New Year along the Newcastle harbourfront

Date: 25 January 2018

Light Up Lantern Walk

The Newcastle harbourfront set to come alive with splashes of red and gold in celebration of the Chinese new year. 

 

Following on from the success of the 2016 Light Up Newcastle Lantern Walk, Port of Newcastle is proud to partner with Rotary Club of Newcastle in sponsoring this free, family friendly event.

The Newcastle Lantern Walk will be held on Saturday 24 February, commencing with a lantern walk from Wickham and Nobbys. The Honeysuckle area will also be transformed into a mini Chinatown, with Asian influenced food, cultural performances, lion dances and a fireworks displaying capping off the evening.

The event will raise money for the local Mission to Seafarers Centre through the sale of lanterns and toy pups - a nod to the incoming year of the dog.

Port of Newcastle CEO, Geoff Crowe, said he was pleased to see the Newcastle Lantern Walk back in 2018.

"The Newcastle Lantern Walk is a great family night out in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Our working harbour provides a stunning backdrop to the festivities."

Mark your calendars and find out more at  www.lightupnewcastle.com.au

Pictured: Light Up Newcastle launch at the Newcastle Maritime Museum on Tuesday 23 January 2018.