Westpac lights up Sydney landmarks to welcome Chinese New Year

Westpac has lit up Sydney with red lights in celebration of the City of Sydney’s ‘Year of the Rooster’ Chinese New Year Festival.

An official partner of the festival, Westpac has illuminated the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall to welcome the new year.


Westpac’s Wall of Fortune in Circular Quay

As part of the celebrations, Westpac has also launched a ‘Wall of Fortune’ at Circular Quay, which will display hundreds of Lunar New Year ‘fortune’ messages for visitors to take photos with, and a Lunar Lantern Hub at Martin Place, offering Gelato Messina, Bao Stop and a Taylor’s pop up bar for guests.

“Westpac is delighted to support the Lunar New Year celebrations and to wish the Chinese community success, prosperity and good luck in the Year of the Rooster,” said Bernadette Inglis, group general manager, retail and premium bank, Westpac.

Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, said turning Sydney red was a great way to launch one of the biggest celebrations for Lunar New Year outside of China.

“We’re delighted to once again partner with Westpac – our largest corporate partner of the Chinese New Year Festival – and I invite everyone to visit the city to see these wonderful buildings light up for Sydney Chinese New Year,” Moore added.

The Lunar New Year celebration is coupled with celebrations for Westpac’s bicentenary.

As part of the hub offering, Westpac will give the first 200 customers to show their Westpac card or banking app each day at the Martin Place hub a complimentary Messina Lunar New Year’s edition ice-cream.

Westpac’s hub will run from 27 January to 12 February.


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