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Chinese New Year is the biggest event on Melbourne's Chinese calendar, bringing with it several weeks of celebration and festivities.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Chinese New Year has a long tradition in Melbourne, and includes free cultural festivities across the city.

Feasting, firecrackers and the awakening of the dragon are just some of the traditional festivities in Melbourne's Chinatown. Join in and explore Melbourne's rich Chinese heritage as Chinatown comes alive in stunning hues of red and gold.

Chinese New Year will also light up our city streets from Queensbridge Square to Southgate, South Wharf and Docklands to Queen Victoria Market, with light installations, street performances, outdoor food stalls and acrobatic lion dances.

Visit Chinatown Chinese New Year and Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival to find out more.​

Image of Chinatown's Chinese New Year Festival 
Sun 10 Feb 2019, 10am – 9pm
Chinatown's Chinese New Year Festival is a celebration of Chinese culture, culminating in the famous Dai Loong Big Dragon Parade.
Image of Melbourne Chinese New Year Celebration
Sat 02 Feb 2019 to Sun 17 Feb 2019
The 2019 Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival welcomes the Year of the Pig with 15 days of sights, sounds and flavours.
Image of Chinese New Year
Wed 13 Feb 2019, 7:30pm – 10pm
Visionary composer and conductor Tan Dun returns to Melbourne to celebrate the Year of the Pig.
Image of Chinese New Year Dragon Boat Festival
Sat 16 Feb 2019 to Sun 17 Feb 2019
Don't miss this blend of tradition and heart-stopping action at the spectacular Chinese New Year Dragon Boat Festival.
Image of Chinatown
Melbourne's Chinatown is a hub for the local Chinese community, and is the focus for Chinese New Year celebrations and other festivities. It stretches along Little Bourke Street, all the way from Spring Street down to Swanston Street.


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