To ring in the Year of the Dog, Sydney Fish Market is hosting its first ever Chinese New Year Night Market, where visitors will have the opportunity to celebrate this annual tradition and feast on an array of seafood options throughout the evening.

On Friday, 16 February, for one night only, Sydney Fish Market, partnered with UnionPay will transform the place into a bright, multi-coloured Night Market, with red hanging lanterns illuminating the boardwalk and delicious Chinese inspired food offerings wafting throughout the arcade.

A rare opportunity to enjoy Sydney Fish Market at night, Sydneysiders are welcome to come and enjoy the variety of seafood delights on offer. Dining options include Yum Cha and Chinese cuisine at the licensed restaurants as well as fresh and cooked seafood from the selection of retailers on site. Customers can enjoy the pleasures of whole fish, crabs and lobsters, seafood BBQ, fresh oysters shucked to order, fresh fruit and desserts from the fruit and vegetable stalls.

In traditional Chinese style, Sydney Fish Market will also be handing out red envelopes in the hope of bestowing happiness and good prosperity to visitors. Guests will also receive special fortune cookies filled with fishy puns, predicting an ‘o-FISH-ally’ prosperous New Year.

Sydney Fish Market is one of Sydney’s key attractions amongst Chinese locals and tourists, with over a third of Chinese tourists visiting Sydney Fish Market during their visit to Australia. This Chinese New Year, it can expect to see over 30,000 visitors on the first day of the Lunar New Year.

Popular seafood for Chinese New Year include fish species that are red in colour, such as Eastern Red Scorpionfish, Redfish and Alfonsino as they symbolise good luck and good fortune in Chinese culture. Traditional Lunar New Year recipes vary between regions within China, but seafood and fish are a staple in the celebrations.

PARKING: Free parking from 4.00pm

The best way to get to Sydney Fish Market is via public transport. Catch the Sydney Light Rail, bus, or walk to Sydney Fish Market. For route and timetable information visit

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