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Immerse yourself in the tastes and treasures of China
chinese new year market tour
Get your lucky red envelopes from the roving Cai Shen


The local Chinese community have helped shape the Queen Victoria Market since 1878. Discover local Chinese history as you taste your way around the iconic marketplace on a two-hour guided tour, with an English-speaking guide and Mandarin translator.

The tastes and treasures of the Dairy Hall, Meat & Fish market stalls, and locally crafted specialty items await you. A gift bag is included in the price of this tour, as well as generous samples for tasting and an exclusive experience of interacting with traders and producers.
chinese new year market tour
Enjoy the Lion Dances on Saturday

Date: Friday, 19 February, and Saturday, 20 February, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: $25, Bookings here.
Where: Queen Victoria Market Tours Centre, 65 Victoria Street, Melbourne

There will be roving giant Cai Shen (Deity of Fortune) throughout the Market on the same days as the tour; find them and be rewarded with a lucky red packet.

Yuán Xiāo Jié, The Lantern Festival of the Lunar New Year, celebrates the lead up to the first full moon of the Chinese Lunar New Year. On Saturday 20 February, from 7am to 3pm, also celebrate the Lantern Festival. Explore a wide variety of traditional Asian food stalls, performances, and free family activities, including traditional lion dances and lantern making workshops.
chinese new year market tour
Enjoy generous samples throughout the tour

For more information on the Market's full Chinese New Year schedule, visit here.
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Why? For an immersive Chinese New Year experience
When: 19 and 20 February, 10:30am-12:30am
Phone: 03 9320 5835
Where: Queen Victoria Market Tours Centre, 65 Victoria Street, Melbourne
Cost: From $25 per person
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The Lion Dances are quite something to behold. How lcky we are in Melbourne to be able to celebrate so much cultural diversity.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7335) 1367 days ago
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