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There will be no better place to welcome in the 2015 Chinese New Year than at Sanctuary Cove with a host of free family fun including traditional lion dancing, fire cracker and kung fu displays, Chinese-inspired craft workshops, entertainment and authentic cuisine.

From Thursday February 19 –  Sunday February 22, The Marine Village will play host to a sensational four-day celebration with activities and events for the entire family, including learning the art of calligraphy, chopstick competitions, Chinese knot making and mask painting – to name a few.

Be treated to beautiful performances by the Chinese Traditional Woodwind and String Melody Group between 11am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, and be blown away by exhilarating routines featuring colourful lion dancers, as well as a fire cracker and a kung fu display, at 6.30pm daily and 12.30pm over the weekend.

Kids and adults will also have the opportunity 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 on Saturday and Sunday.

If you’re after a delicious Asian feast, head on over to Dragon Cove Chinese Cuisine restaurant in the Marine Village to indulge in a traditional Chinese New Year banquet menu for either lunch or dinner.  This special menu is $58 per person and bookings are essential. To secure your spot, please call (07) 5577 9918.

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. For more information, go to www.sanctuarycove.com.

Chinese New Year at Sanctuary Cove
Thursday 19, Friday 20, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 February

From 6.30pm
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)

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