Surfers Paradise Welcomes You to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2014
Category: Blog Written by : Phoenician Resort
With the month of January coming to an end, you might be wondering if the festive mood is slackening down. Definitely not! As the calendar enters the Year of the Horse, get ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2014 in a spectacular manner on the beachfront. Surfers Paradise is hosting certain colourful events and festivals for every beach lovers, upholding the colourful and happy spirit of China. So, you get to enjoy a slice of China, right in the heart of the Australian Gold Coast. Irrespective of whether you visit alone or with friends or family, these events are sure to capture your fancy and ensure that you revel in the festive spirit of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
You might be staying in Surfers Paradise for a couple of days, or only for a weekend. Whatever may be your span of stay at this place, don’t miss out on attending the two grand events in Surfers Paradise that are marking the beginning of Chinese New Year in 2014. These are:
New Year Celebration at Cavill Mall
Keeping up with the spirit of the horse, Cavill Mall has organised a fast, energetic, and engaging day-long celebration of the Chinese New Year on February 1st, 2014. Here you can enjoy amazing delicacies of the Chinese cuisine and witness the impressive arrays of Chinese displays reflecting their exquisite culture. No Chinese display is complete without the dazzling lion and dragon dances, and this event would surely be no exception to that rule. The vibrant stalls on display would offer many engagements for you. So from taking a look at the traditional Chinese paper cutting, lantern making and Chunlian calligraphy to trying your luck at chopstick challenge, you have a lot to participate in. Moreover, you cannot surely afford to miss out on Kung Fu and Tai Chi demonstrations along with Chinese music and dance. The event starts from 2.00 pm, and even if you visit this place for a day try to make it around this time, so that you can see all the excitement unfurling right in front of your eyes.
Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at the Ferny Avenue
If you have a couple of days in your hand, then this ongoing event is something you must visit, at least once. Started on 17th January 2014, this hot air balloon fiesta is going to continue till 9th February 2014. Nothing can match the surrealistic feeling of taking a ride on the hot air balloon overlooking the hinterland of the Gold Coast, only to have a mouth-watering breakfast with champagne at O’ Reilly’s Vineyard later on. Just imagine a nice outing on the beach, reveling in the floating feeling of going up on the hot air balloon and free wine tasting. What better can anything be for usual tourists as well as wine connoisseurs? So, roll up your sleeves and head southwards to enjoy an Asian festival.