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Celebrate The Year Of The Sheep with these free events
Chinese New Year is one of the biggest events on the Melbourne Calender, these Chinese New Year festivities will include two weeks of celebration which includes cultural festivities, lanterns galore, firecrackers, feasting and the awakenings of the dragon...
Below are Chinese New Year events happening around Melbourne, so do scribble in these dates and celebrate the year of the Sheep / Goat with everything red and gold!
1. Chinese New Year at Fed Square
When: 28 February 2015 – 1 March: Saturday: 1pm-5pm & Sunday: 2pm-4pm Where: Federation Square, cnr of Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne Details: Join in on the vibrant Chinese New Year celebration at Federation Square to welcome in the Year of the Sheep. There will be exciting multimedia artists, puppetry, live performances, cultural performances, Melbourne Chinese Choir, free Tai Chi & Health Qigong demonstrations and mah-jong lessons.
2. Chinese New Year Festival When: 28 February 2015- 1 March 2015: All day Where: See website for all locations. Details: This festival is one not to miss; it will be filled with spectacular dragons, delightful foods, fireworks, exhibitions, talks, films, and plenty more entertainment.
When: 19 February 2015: 5:30pm-9:30pm Where: Victoria Harbour, 791 Bourke St, Docklands Details: Enjoy the Chinese New Year with 100m-long Docklands Dragon, floating lanterns, dragon boats, tai chi, drummers, fire twirlers and lion dances are just some of the entertainment at this event.
4. Chinese New Year Festival at Queen Victoria Market
When: 19 February 2015 – 1 March 2015: Wednesday: 7pm-7:30pm, Thursday: 11am- noon & Saturday: 1pm-1:30pm
Where: Queen Victoria Market, 65-159 Victoria St, Melbourne
Details: Celebrate Chinese New Year at Queen Victoria Market with over ten days of festivities, experience traditional Chinese lion and dragon dances, stunning lantern displays, 15 metre long dragon lighting up Queen Street and hundreds of market stalls...