St Albans Lunar New Year 2024

A kaleidoscope of culture and joy, drawing an incredible crowd of 90,000 participants. It was a day where the community's heart beat in unison to the rhythm of celebration.
Sunday, January 21, 2024

A Tapestry of Celebration

As the St Albans Lunar New Year Festival 2024 comes to a close, we're brimming with gratitude for the sea of smiling faces that joined us in celebration. An extraordinary 90,000 patrons graced us with their presence, immersing themselves in the rich tapestry of culture and community spirit.

As we bid farewell to this year's festival, we carry forward the laughter, the joy, and the memories created. We look forward to an amazing year ahead and can't wait to welcome you all once again next year. Happy Lunar New Year!

Ferris Wheel, Bumper cars, Kids Rides

Rides, Laughter, and Unforgettable Moments

Children and adults alike found joy in the myriad of rides that dotted the landscape. Each whirl and twirl on the rides, the laughter echoing through the air, and the painted faces of delighted children created a collage of unforgettable moments.

Dragon and Lion Dance, Traditional Celebrations

A Kaleidoscope of Sights and Sounds

The air was filled with the scents of culinary delights from over 55 food stalls, while two stages hosted a continuous stream of live entertainment. The streets were awash with the excitement of traditional performances, including the mesmerising lion dance, and the festival culminated in a spectacular fireworks display.

Special Guests

Honouring the Pillars of Our Community

The festival was graced by the presence of esteemed figures from all walks of life. From federal and state representatives to local leadership, each played a pivotal role in the day's success.

We extend our deepest gratitude to:

  • Federal Parliament: Dr. Daniel Mulino MP, Federal Member for Fraser.
  • State Government VIPs: Deputy Premier Ben Carroll MP, The Honourable Natalie Suleyman MP, The Honourable Ingrid Stitt MP, The Honourable Danny Pearson MP, and The Honourable Trung Luu MP.
  • Brimbank City Council: Mayor Cr Ranka Rasic, Cr Virginia Tachos, Cr Bruce Lancashire, Cr Sam David, Cr Thuy Dang, Cr Dr. Victoria Borg, Cr Thomas O’Rielly, and CEO Fiona Blair.
  • Moonee Valley Council: Mayor Cr. Pierce Tyson and Cr. John Sipek.
  • City of Maribyrnong: Mayor Cr Cuc Lam.
  • Distinguished guests: Vivienne Nguyen, Duy Quang Nguyen, Vice President Thanh-Kham Tran-Dang, CEO Ngoc (Nicky) Chung, Acting Inspector Pat Cantone (TBC), Senior Sergeant John Harris, Sergeant Brett Butterworth, Margaret Giudice, Jan Chantry, and Mecca Ho.
Sea of 90,000 patrons, excitement, celebration.

Gratitude and Looking Forward

We owe immense gratitude to our sponsors, vendors, entertainers, and the meticulous planning by our event coordinators. A special thank you to every individual who attended - you were the heartbeat of this celebration.

Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, without whom this event wouldn't have been possible. OBrien Real Estate St Albans, State Government of Victoria, Yes Optus St Albans, Brimbank City Council, the Victorian Multicultural Commission, Australian Vietnamese Women's Association, SUPA IGA St Albans, and Rosie's Love and Care have all played a significant role in crafting an event that truly stands out.

As we wish each other a Happy Lunar New Year, we hold these images and moments close. We eagerly anticipate another year of prosperity, health, and happiness until we meet again under the next full moon to create new memories.

Here's to the year ahead – may it be as joyous and as vibrant as the festival we've just experienced. Happy Lunar New Year!