Best Spots to Celebrate Lunar Chinese New Year on the Gold Coast this 2024

As the vibrant festivities of the Lunar Chinese New Year approach, the Gold Coast emerges as a dazzling destination to usher in the Year of the Dragon in 2024. From lively parades to exquisite traditional performances, this article unveils the best spots on the Gold Coast where residents and visitors can immerse themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of the Lunar New Year celebrations. Join us as we explore the top venues and events that promise an unforgettable and auspicious start to the lunar calendar in this picturesque Australian coastal city.


Chinatown, Southport


Get ready to ring in the Lunar New Year in the heart of Chinatown, Southport! It’s all about the Year of the Dragon in 2024, bringing good luck and imperial power vibes.

The festivities are on fire this time, from lively lion and dragon dances to market stalls. Moreover, there are cool kids’ activities like paper-cutting and Chinese calligraphy. There is also a wishing tree you can interact with. Fan and umbrella dancing and an epic fireworks show will also take place to wrap it all up!


And guess what? The $5 food safari is making a comeback! So, you can roam around Chinatown, munching on delicious $5 treats and drinks that celebrate different cultures. Keep your eyes peeled for the downloadable map to help you navigate this tasty adventure.

This free-for-all, family-friendly Lunar New Year bash is proudly brought to you by the City of Gold Coast. Moreover, it is backed up by the awesome folks at 92.5 Triple M Gold. It’s going to be a blast!


Also read: The Best Chinese Restaurants on the Gold Coast



Carrara Markets


Have a fantastic Chinese New Year celebration with the kids at Carrara Markets, the largest marketplace in Australia! Watch in awe as spectacular Chinese lions and dragons parade through the markets. It will captivate everyone with its vibrant colours, dynamic movements, and grandeur—don’t forget to have your cameras ready! With over 300 food and variety stores, why not make a day of it and say, “Meet me at Carrara Markets…” (we all remember the catchy jingle)? It’s bound to be a day filled with fun and festivities!



T’ang Court


Indulge in luxury this Lunar New Year at T’ang Court, the city’s most sophisticated Cantonese fine-dining experience, at The Langham Gold Coast. This prestigious Surfers Paradise restaurant pays homage to its Michelin-starred counterparts with an impressive set menu. The menu is exclusively for the festive season.

Feast on exquisite dishes like Abalone Tartlet, Golden Seafood Soup, Live Rock Lobster Wok-fried, and Aged Duck San Choi Bao on select dates in January. Stay tuned to their social media channels and website for more information about their Lunar New Year event.



Uncle Su


Everyone’s favourite uncle, Uncle Su, has not one but two extraordinary lunch and dinner options for Lunar New Year celebrations. The a la carte menu showcases curated Chinese New Year-inspired dishes. Among those are Australian King Prawns Stir-Fried with garlic ginger in a mild spicy sauce and topped with scallion sauce Deep-Fried Coral Trout Fillet.

Alternatively, feast on delights such as Scallop if you’re a Yum Cha enthusiast. You might also love Flash Fried Sesame Ball and Chinese Baby Spinach Rice Noodle Roll, among others. Count us in!



Southport Sharks


Round up the little ones and the grandparents for a Lunar New Year feast at Southport Sharks. Indulge in a delectable array of Chinese-inspired dishes added to the buffet. You’re in for a treat with a traditional Chinese Lion Dance at 7.30 pm!

Moreover, the mouthwatering buffet additions feature delights such as fortune cookies, fried rice, dim sims, spring rolls, Cantonese-style pork belly casserole, sesame noodles, steamed fish with ginger & shallot, sweet & sour pork, Szechuan pork & chive dumplings, and lemon chicken. Adults pay $44.90 per person; kids ages 4 to 7 pay $13.90, and ages 8 to 12 pay $19.90.





Known for consistently delivering a five-star dining experience, Kiyomi doesn’t disappoint with its Lunar New Year’s dinner. If you’re a seafood enthusiast, indulge in their opulent Seafood Celebration Platter – we’ll take two! Revel in mouth-watering seafood dishes. Among those are Oscietra Caviar (30g) with condiments and Southern Rock Lobster Sashimi. In addition, Toro Sashimi Moriawase (28 pieces) and a half dozen servings of Pacific Oysters with Ponzu. Find this culinary delight at The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach.



Mei Wei Dumplings


There’s one thing we can never resist (aside from a margarita), and that’s dumplings, especially when they’re from Mei Wei Dumplings! Mei Wei invites you to celebrate Chinese New Year with delectable moon cakes. Whether it’s lunch or dinner (or both – no judgment when there are dumplings), savour traditional flavours like Ma Ti Gao (chestnut cake), Luo Bo Gao (radish cake), and caramel glutinous rice or cake Nian Gao.



Resonate Prosperity by Celebrating the Lunar New Year on the Gold Coast this 2024!


As the curtains close on our exploration of the best Lunar New Year celebrations on the Gold Coast in 2024, it’s evident that the city is set to embrace the Year of the Dragon with unparalleled vibrancy and cultural richness. May the joy, prosperity, and unity celebrated during this auspicious time resonate throughout the coastal landscape, marking the beginning of a year filled with good fortune and shared moments of happiness.


Also read: You Must Try Delicious Asian Food on The Gold Coast.