Chinese New Year 2016

Xīnnián hǎo – Happy Chinese New Year!

Firecrackers, feasts and fiery dragons are among some of the many Asian cultural delights set to mark the beginning of the new lunar year at the inaugural Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival, running from 6 – 21 February 2016.

Unifying the city’s Year of the Monkey celebrations and presenting a cohesive cultural experience for locals and visitors alike, the Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival will offer 16 days of vibrant festivities bursting with cultural events, markets, tours, entertainment and more.

The Festival links multiple Chinese New Year events and activations across the city from Chinatown to Federation Square, Southgate, Crown Melbourne, Docklands, Queen Victoria Market and the Hotel Windsor.

Melbourne will come alive with spectacular lighting installations, cultural performances, food experiences and public activities designed to encourage people from different cultural backgrounds to come together to celebrate.

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