Cities of Perth and Vincent band together for colourful Lunar New Year Lantern Festival

Johnny Doan (Northbridge Common Town Team), Emma Cole (right, Mayor City of Vincent) and Gaye McMath (City of Perth deputy chair commissioner) with performers from the Chinese Community Centre Lion Dance troupe getting ready for the Lunar New Year Lantern Festival Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au   d490630
Johnny Doan (Northbridge Common Town Team), Emma Cole (right, Mayor City of Vincent) and Gaye McMath (City of Perth deputy chair commissioner) with performers from the Chinese Community Centre Lion Dance troupe getting ready for the Lunar New Year Lantern Festival Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au d490630

THE Lunar New Year Lantern Festival is bringing together two cities for a colourful celebration.

The Cities of Perth and Vincent are joining forces with the Northbridge Common Town Team to highlight the end of Lunar New Year celebrations, with bright red lanterns to decorate William Street between Roe Street and Brisbane Street.

From 4pm to 9pm on Sunday, February 17, there will be a street party on the corner of Newcastle Street and William Street for all ages to enjoy, with food, entertainment and activities for kids.

City of Vincent mayor Emma Cole said the Lantern Festival was about celebrating the strong local multicultural community and the start of the Year of the Pig.

“William Street connects the Cities of Perth and Vincent and is heartland for the local town team, Northbridge Common,” she said.

“We’ve banded together in a joint celebration to create a bigger and brighter event to support local businesses and welcome more visitors at this exciting time of year.”

City of Perth deputy commissioner Gaye McMath said the City was proud to be part of the celebration.

“This festival is going to be fantastic fun for the entire family,” she said.

“We wish everyone happiness and prosperity for the Year of the Pig.”