Chinese New Year 2018
2018 Chinese New Year Festival & Market Day
Our festival to welcome the Year of the Dog is being held in Halls 3 & 4 of the ASB Showgrounds,
217 Greenlane West, Auckland 1023 on Saturday, 3 February 2018 between 9.30am and 4.00pm
Auckland Chinese Community Centre Inc has been organising an annual Chinese New Year celebration for over 30 years. The Festival has grown in popularity over these years, and has now become a highlight of the Auckland summer events calendar with attendance by nearly 30,000 persons.
Our 2018 Chinese New Year Festival & Market Day will feature the following activities:-
• Grand Opening by Prime Minister at 10.00am with Lion/Dragon Dance
• Over 200 specialist stalls selling traditional & exotic Chinese hot delicacies, Chinese New Year
foodstuffs, Chinese traditional arts & crafts, & promoting advisory services
• Extensive entertainment programme of Chinese cultural songs, dances & musical items
• Outdoor entertainment programme of martial arts, tai chi and other Chinese activities
• Other entertainment and games & rides for children
The event will be strongly promoted by our co-host Chinese NZ TV33 with extensive digital freeview advertising. In addition, we will have our usual Chinese & mainstream media promotion plus a new initiative with Chinese social platforms. Therefore, we are anticipating an even larger public attendance at this prestigious event, which has traditionally been the biggest celebration of Chinese New Year in the Auckland central region.
This is a free event (with ASB Showgrounds parking fees) and is eagerly anticipated by many thousands of recent migrants from China and other parts of Asia because they can again experience the sights, sounds, smells and pageantry of a traditional Chinese New Year celebration which they enjoyed each year in their previous home country.
The local mainstream Kiwis and NZ born Chinese also enjoy the event because of the great entertainment both indoor and outdoor, the exotic variety of Asian food available and the wide range of goods and services displayed in the market area.
Applications are now open for both outdoor and indoor stallholders as indicated in the following forms :-