Ring in the 2015 Chinese New Year at Sanctuary Cove with a host of free family fun and traditional festivities from Thursday February 19 – Sunday February 22.
The Marine Village at Sanctuary Cove will be a hive of activity with traditional lion dancing, fire cracker and kung fu displays, Chinese-inspired craft workshops, authentic music performances and delicious cuisine.
Be entertained by exhilarating performances featuring colourful lion dancers, as well as a fire cracker and a kung fu display, at 6.30pm daily and 12.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
There will even been opportunities to interact with the lions, pat them for good luck and learn the art of kung fu in a supervised and controlled environment following the 12.30pm performances over the weekend.
Everyone from kids to adults can get involved in traditional Chinese workshops thanks to Griffith University’s Tourism Confucius Institute, such as mask and lantern painting, Chinese knot making and Chinese calligraphy.
You can also indulge in the taste of Asia with a traditional lunch and dinner banquet menu on offer at Dragon Cove Chinese Cuisine, which includes homemade spring rolls, Xiao Long Bao, steamed fish with ginger and shallot and peking pork ribs for $58 per person. This special Chinese New Year inspired menu is $58 per person and bookings are essential. To secure your spot, please call (07) 5577 9918.
Visitors to Sanctuary Cove’s Chinese New Year celebrations will have the opportunity to enter the draw to win a $500 Marine Village Gift Voucher, as well as vouchers for one month’s free kung fu training and private 30 minute kung fu lessons with Mantis Kung Fu Academy.
The event is proudly sponsored by Mulpha Sanctuary Cove and supported by the Tourism Confucius Institute at Griffith University and Dragon Cove Chinese Cuisine.
The Marine Village Sanctuary Cove is open 7 days with free on-site parking. Take exit 57 off the M1. To view the full event program, visit www.sanctuarycove.com.
Chinese New Year at Sanctuary Cove
Thursday 19, Friday 20, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 February
Traditional lion dancing, plus combined fire cracker and kung fu displays
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 February
11am – 4pm
• Traditional Chinese crafts, activities and workshops for adults and kids including chopstick competitions, mask painting and Chinese calligraphy
• Authentic Chinese music and entertainment
• Kids jumping castle and face painting
• Traditional lion dancing, plus combined fire cracker and kung fu displays (12.30pm)