Lantern parade applications

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Applications to be part of the 2024 Lunar New Year lantern parade are currently open.

As part of the Lunar New Year Celebration Day, the big day will end with an extravagant parade at 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Saturday 3 February 2024.

Starting from Chatswood Place on Hercules Street, the parade will walk through Victoria Avenue, passing Chatswood Chase and our stalls, finishing at Anderson Street on the side of The Concourse.

Pick the best spots on Victoria Avenue to catch all the colourful groups, dancers, floats and vehicles passing by. With hundreds of parade participants, it's a sight not to be missed.

The procession bursts with dynamic colours, striking costumes and entertainment that bring together the diverse Willoughby community. It is a celebration of our strengths through sport, culture, the arts and the environment.

The parade is a great experience for participants and onlookers alike with performances from drummers, dancers, musicians and theatre companies. These groups, as well as sporting and community services groups, use the parade to promote themselves as it weaves through Chatswood.

Information for parade groups

Parade entry
Council suggests that your group wear traditional costumes or uniform and are encouraged to have music accompanying them. Either live music or playing off a portable speaker that you can bring in yourself.

Parade route
The parade assembles in Chatswood Place on Hercules Street from 5:30pm, giving groups opportunity to take photos with each other and get in position. We start at 6:30pm sharp and continues until approximately 7:30pm. It ends on Anderson Street, on the side of The Concourse. A map of the parade route will be sent with the parade information pack containing further details.

Parade group information
Each group is required to provide the contact details of their parade group leader. As well as for groups without insurance, a list of all participants with their details will be required prior to the parade.

To participate in the Lunar New Year lantern parade, please fill out the following form below. Any questions, please email events@willoughby.nsw.gov.au.

Documents to prepare before you fill out the form:

  • Photos for promotion
  • Public liability certificate of currency up to $10M cover. If you don't have public liability, please tick the check box.

If you can not answer some of the questions, please place as much information as you can now and update us when you can.