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Lanterns and Lights will bring the sights, sounds and tastes of Asia to Macquarie Mall this February.

Spend your evening surrounded by Asia’s best food vendors and performances from Korea, Vietnam, The Philippines, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand, Japan, China, Indonesia and Nepal right in the heart of Liverpool's CBD.

We’ll also have live music, traditional dance, roving performers, giveaways and more.

Lanterns and Lights is a three-day festival from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 February 2023, 5pm - 10pm.

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Indulge the taste buds when you visit our hawker style night market and feast on all the sweet and savoury delights Asia has to offer.

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EXPLORE THE CUISINE

Bun Me Baguette

Vietnamese Street Food (GF, VG, DF)

BOM BBQ

Korean Fried Chicken (H, V, VG)

Food Trap

Asian Fusion
(VG, DF)

Dessert Dealer

Asian Desserts
(H, VG)

Kalye Food

Filipino (VG)

Som Som Candy

Fairy Floss Art (GF, V, VG, DF)

Sticky Bakes AU

Sticky Date Puddings (GF, VG)

Casanova CafeSiracha Wagyu Burger (H)
KITCHAI Thai Street Food and Desserts (H)
LinLin PotstickersChinese Potstickers
Kalye FoodFilipino Street Food (VG)
Haus of AsiaVietnamese Street Food (H, VG)
Macchiato & Co

Beverages (DF, V, VG, H)

Mumma Le’s Vietnamese KitchenVietnamese Street Food 
Tebu Sugarcane Juice

Fresh Sugarcane Juice (V, VG, H)

Mrs Wangs Dumplings

Dumplings (GF, H, V, G)

We Donut CareLunar New Year Themed Donuts (VG)
Dr Malaysian DelightMalaysian Street Food (H)
VNAUS Trading

Exotic Fruit (VG, V)

Nani’s Food Truck

Indonesian Street Food (GF, V, VG)

I am HotteokKorean Pancakes 
MochiricMochi Donuts (H)
and more... 

Dietary Guide – H: Halal, GF: Gluten Free, V: Vegan, VG: Vegetarian, DF: Dairy Free

Visit the 360 Bar brought to you by BOM Korean BBQ in Ed. Square and enjoy some specialty cocktails and Korean delights.

Entertainment

Join us for live entertainment starting from 5.30pm each night. Enjoy cultural performances, DJ’s and Lion Dancing by Sydney Yun Yee Tong Dragon and Lion Dance.

FRIDAY

Time

Artist

5:30pm

Sydney Garden Shire Chinese Folk Art

6:30pm

Sydney Yun Yee Tong Dragon & Lion Dance

7:30pm

Yu Ni On

8:30pm

Suara Indonesia Dance

9:30pm

Sydney Yun Yee Tong Dragon & Lion Dance

SATURDAY

Time

Artist

5:30pm

Yu Ni On

6:30pm

Sydney Yun Yee Tong Dragon & Lion Dance

6:50pm

Sydney Yun Yee Tong Dragon – Kung Fu Demonstration

7:30pm

Rarg Thai Band

8:30pm

Nutsantara Sydney Dance

9:30pm

Sydney Yun Yee Tong Dragon & Lion Dance

SUNDAY

Time

Artist

5:30pm

Sydney Hills Garden Shire Chinese Folk Art

6:30pm

Sydney Yun Yee Tong Dragon & Lion Dance

7:30pm

Red Maple Leaves Art Group

8:30pm

Suara Indonesia Dance

9:30pm

Yu Ni On

Settle in for some friendly competition and show off your gaming skills at our Mario Kart themed area or grab your mates and challenge each other to some Dance Dance Revolution and car racing at our arcade area.

Is this an 18+ event?

This is an all-ages event.

Is Lanterns and Lights a free entry?

This is a free event.

Where is it located?

Lanterns and Lights is located at Macquarie Mall opposite Liverpool Westfields and Liverpool Plaza.

Address: Macquarie St, Liverpool NSW 2170

What time does the event begin?

Gates open at 5pm and the event finishes at 10pm.

Will the Liverpool Plaza and Liverpool Westfields be open during the event?

For more information please see the Westfields website: https://www.westfield.com.au/liverpool

For any more information on Liverpool Plaza please visit their website: https://liverpoolplaza.com.au/

Is this event COVID Safe? 

Yes, this is a COVID Safe event. We expect attendees and vendors to adhere to existing COVID-19 guidelines.

In the lead up to the event, Council will continue to work closely with NSW Health and local authorities to ensure the event complies with COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time. This might mean that the event will be subject to capacity limitations, and you may be required to provide your COVID-19 digital certificate as a condition of entry. Council will make this information available via our social media channels.

For vendors

Compliance with COVID-19 guidelines is mandatory for all participating vendors.

Each participating vendor is required to be registered as a COVID-safe business.

Please do not attend the event if;

  • If you are showing symptoms or feeling unwell
  • You have recently been in contact with a confirmed Covid case and have been ordered to self isolate

Is there parking? / How do I get there?

There will be ample parking available near Macquarie Mall. We also encourage attendees to walk to site or use public transport. Please see details

Bathurst Street Carpark – approx. 2 min. walk to site. Free after 6pm.

Warren Serviceway – approx. 5 min walk to site

Bus Routes - Interline Bus Service

Closest Train Station- Liverpool Station –followed by an approximate 8-minute walk to event site

Is there disabled access / parking at this event?

Accessible parking is available at Bathurst Street Carpark please park in designated Disabled parking spots.

Email events@liverpool.nsw.gov.au to discuss your requirements with one of the event staff.

Will I be searched upon entry?

For safety reasons, Council staff, event crew and security reserve the right to check your bags upon entry. Please check our ‘prohibited items’ list below to ensure you are aware of what not to bring to the event.

Can we bring our own food?

You sure can, but why would you? There will be plenty of tasty and affordable food options on the evening. Food items will be priced to be family friendly.

Are there vegan / vegetarian / gluten free options?

There will be plenty of food options that cater for every dietary requirement.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Any alcohol brought onto site will be confiscated and authorities can be notified.

Can I smoke at the event?

No smoking will be permitted at the event.

Can I bring in Eskies / BBQs / Shade Structures?

For safety reasons, you are unable to bring your own esky / barbeque or shade structure. There will be plenty of seating available. We encourage attendees to bring their own picnic blankets & pillows.

What items are prohibited?  

Items prohibited at Lanterns and Lights include:

  • Alcohol and illicit substances of any kind;
  • Glass bottles, glassware or breakable containers;
  • Eskies, barbeques or shade structures;
  • Weapons of any kind, including any item that can be used as a projectile;
  • Knives or Scissors;
  • Fireworks, sparklers or flares;
  • Laser pointers;
  • Drones or any other remote-controlled device;
  • Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards or skates;
  • Animals (excluding service animals);
  • Cameras and recording devices for commercial use (unless approved by Council); and
  • Other items deemed by security, police or event coordinators as having potential to cause injury or public nuisance.

Can I take photos / film at the event?

Photos can be taken for personal use. We encourage attendees to submit a photo at the event to Council’s Instagram using the hashtag #LoveLivo.

Professional photography (including the use of tripods for safety reasons) will not be permitted on the night without prior consent from Liverpool City Council’s Communications team.

Will stallholders accept cash? 

All stallholders will have EFTPOS facilities.

Are there ATMs on site?

No ATMs will be at the event site. If you require an ATM please head to Liverpool Plaza or Liverpool Westfields where they are located in the shopping centre.

What happens if it rains?

The show must go on! If weather conditions become extreme and pose risk to attendees, performers and crew, the event may be cancelled. Notification will be provided via Council’s social media channels.

Media accreditation?

Media are requested to contact Aya Kartambis Liverpool City Council Events and Communications Officer to receive accreditation to photograph, film or run interviews at the event - kartambisa@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

Can I apply to be a stallholder?

Contact the Events team at events@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

Who can I contact if I have any further questions?

You can drop a line to the Events team at events@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

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