Sydney is set to kick off Chinese New Year in style with a huge party to mark the event.

Travellers on flights to Sydneycould be treated to some of the most exciting Chinese New Year celebrations they have ever seen as the city is planning a huge event this year.

City authorities have pledged this year’s event on January 20th 2012 will be the biggest of its kind seen outside of China.

The City of Sydney Council announced there will be a total of 80 events taking place around the city to mark the start of the year of the dragon.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore explained the celebrations also have an important message this year as the event will promote the plight of the endangered komodo dragon.

To raise awareness, the events will be held in collaboration with the Taronga Foundation.

It is impressive events such as this which may have resulted in many people who took flights to Sydney naming the city as the best place to visit in Australia in a poll by Wotif.com.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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