Monkey Lights

Market of Lights

Market of Lights 2016 launches in south Dixon Street on the evening of Friday 3 June illuminating the heart of Chinatown with 38 tree loving Red-fire Monkey Light Sculptures.

The Light Sculptures are based on ancient Chinese lantern making methods combined with cutting edge digital design and fabrication technology.  Make sure you visit south Dixon Street during these 10 (monkey) magical nights and enjoy the culture and mischief of these auspicious luminous Monkey Sculptures.

As an initiative by Haymarket Chamber of Commerce (HCC) with the support of the City of Sydney, Market of Lights will be an annual event in Haymarket to highlight and celebrate Haymarket’s diverse cultural community of over 16,000 residents

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Year of the Monkey

Celebrate Chinese New Year as the precinct lights up day and night for the month of February.

The Lunar New Year is the focus from February 8-21 with the City Of Sydney featuring a festival of food, entertainment and educating all audiences on Asian culture.

For details on over 80 events across the city go to: Plus, be sure to fit Chinatown Markets Sydney into your schedule every Friday evening from 4pm-11pm.

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Open every Friday through January.

As the year 2015 draws to a close we would like to wish you all a Happy Holidays and would also like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone for your support.
The Friday night markets will be trading from 5pm – 11pm throughout the January period. See you at the Market.

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Take a Tour of Chinatown on Your Phone

Some very clever people from the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce have launched  a phone app that will give you new insights into Chinatown and its surrounding local area.

Experience your very own cultural and historical ‘digital’ walking tour of Chinatown and search the many local delights and features of the area detailed  throughout the Chinatown Phone App directory.   For Android click HERE  or Apple click HERE


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Thanks for making October’s Little Eat Street a huge success!

This year’s Little Eat Street Program at the Market was the biggest yet.

Our taste tour travelled from Hong Kong to Hanoi with yum cha, teppanyaki, takoyaki, sushi, spicy sichuan, pho, and more at this Asian cultural experience.

Street stalls, lanterns and light shows lined Little Hay Street every Friday night in October and the people came out in their thousands.

Many thanks to everyone for showing your support.

We are currently making plans for a similar event during Chinese New Year, so watch this space.



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A Guide to Sydney’s Chinatown

Photojournalist and Sydneysider Ian Lloyd Neubauer captures the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the city’s bustling Chinatown

Go to Ian’s Article

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