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What’s on this Lunar New Year at Westfield Riccarton

Celebrated globally in countries including China, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, Mauritius and the Philippines, Lunar New Year is easily one of the biggest festivals in the world. This year, Lunar New Year falls on 1st February and lasts for 15 days. From offers to special events, here's a round up of everything you need for the festivities with family and friends, and to welcome a prosperous year of the Tiger.

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Lunar New Year Wishing Tree - 26/1/2022 - 9/2/2022
A cornerstone of any Lunar New Year celebration, the wishing tree is synonymous with luck and good fortune. Hanging hopes for the coming year on Wishing Trees is said to help encourage dreams to come true.

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Discover your Chinese zodiac - 26/1/2022 - 9/2/2022
Another notable feature of the festivities is the Chinese zodiac. Based on a 12-year cycle, each year is represented by a different animal sign, with those born under it taking on the positive (and sometimes not so positive!) personality traits associated.
Discover your Chinese zodiac at our special decoder wheel on Level 2, near the Cafe Court and HOYTS Cinema.

Lunar New Year: Light Up Your Virtual Zodiac Lantern

Inspired by the Lantern Festival which marks the final day of Lunar New Year, light and release a virtual lantern to carry wishes and good fortune for the year ahead.

To light your virtual lantern, scan the QR code located at the Level 2 Lunar New Year displays, receive a 2022 horoscope based on your Chinese zodiac.
Janurary 27 - February 16

What and where to dine

Book a table or takeaway from one of our many Asian restaurants and take the stress out of the festivities.

Fine dining

Casual dining


Cooking up a storm

From fish to noodle dishes, we're here to help make feeding family and friends at home easy. Add a modern twist to your Lunar New Year spread with these simple yet tantalising dishes.

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Dress to impress

Whether you’re attending your family reunion dinner or have been invited to join the festivities by a friend, we've rounded up our top fashion tips for finding that perfect look for the celebrations, inspired by the zodiac. Read on >

Car wash
No time to wash your car? Drop your car off at Concierge Car Wash, located Inside the Maxwell Street Car Park and the team will have it freshly cleaned and ready to go when you've finished your shopping.

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Make the most of every shopping trip with Westfield Plus

We’ve been dishing out plenty of incredible member exclusive offers, events, and lots more so download the free Westfield Plus App to avoid missing out.

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Need help navigating the centre?

If you need to locate a specific store or event but are not sure where it is, visit our friendly Customer Service team on level 1 near Just Jeans or call them on (03) 983 4500 and they will be able to direct you to the right location.

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