2014 is the 'Year of the Horse' and to mark the start of the Chinese New Year, Sovereign Hill and the Chinese Australian Cultural Society Ballarat Inc are jointly presenting an exciting day of traditional Chinese activities on Sunday, 9 February 2013.
This special cultural celebration honours the Chinese community's influence on Ballarat and the gold rush era. There will be lots of interactive activities to participate in, as well as special cultural performances to enjoy throughout the day.
Festivities will begin in the Chinese Temple with a celebration to recognise the Chinese New Year of the Horse. Following this event, there will be traditional dragon and lion parades, Thai Chi demonstrations, ribbon dancing and much more.
Meet the Sovereign Hill Horses
Celebrate the Year of the Horse by having your photo taken with one of Sovereign Hill's horses, taking a coach ride or finding out more about the horses on a stable tour.
See blackboard in Victoria Theatre foyer for times, costs and venues
A selection of great themed activities for kids, including Chinese paper horse, lucky money envelope; Chinese opera mask and lantern craft sessions.
All of the Chinese New Year activities are included with the entry tickets to Sovereign Hill, which are priced at $47.00 for Adults and $21.40 for Children (ages 5-15). Concession and family passes available.
Unlimited free parking is available on-site and train and tour coach services operate daily from Melbourne; see here for details.
For more information on this event or any of Sovereign Hill's other attractions, please visit the official website.