- Mon 23 – Sun 29 JanThe Emporium Melbourne is pleased to offer shoppers, visitors and tourists with an exclusive opportunity to visit the “Gods of Prosperity” in centre!Emporium Melbourne
- Mon 23 – Sun 29 JanBy day, roving musicians, artists and performers take to the streets of Chinatown.Throughout Chinatown.
- Mon 23rd – Sun 29th JanTry guessing how many fortune cookies there are in the towers located in the shopping arcades in Chinatown.206 Bourke Street Shopping Centre
- Fri 27th JanA children’s participatory program of Chinese legends through dance and song.Cohen Place
5.00pm to 11.30pm
- Fri 27th JanBuy a Lantern, make a New Year wish and hang it in Chinatown’s Wishing Tree.Cohen Place
- Fri 27th JanThe Chinatown Square is illuminated setting the scene for Year of the Rooster celebrations.The Chinatown Square
Late Till Midnight
- Fri 27th JanA bean bag theatre springs to life in Chinatown Square with Asian short films screening from dusk to CHINATOWN COUNTDOWN.Cohen Place
5.00pm to 11.00pm
- Fri 27th JanThe traditional lion dancers bring in the Lunar New Year – Year of the Rooster.Cohen Place
11.30pm and 12.00 midnight
- Sun 29th JanThe Official Opening of Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival takes place on stage followed by a cultural performance program into the evening.Cnr. Russell and Lt Bourke Sts.
11.00am and 10.00pm
- Sun 29th Jan 2017Melbourne’s Dai Loong emerges from the Chinese Museum with onlookers in awe truly heralding the commencement of the Spring Festival.Throughout Chinatown
11.30am and 1.00pm
- Sun 29th JanVisit the temple established by Fo Guang Shan to give your blessings to Buddha on your visit to the Festival in Chinatown.Chinatown Car Park, Lt Bourke St.
11.00am and 4.00pm
Sun 29th JanThe streets are awash with a cacophony of rhythmic drumming as Chinese Lions bring in the New Year by blessing the businesses of Chinatown.Throughout Chinatown
11.00am and 6.00pm
Sun 29th JanQuality hawker stalls and produce stores will span Russell Street, offering traditional Chinese New Year treats and other treats.Russell St.
11.00am to 9.00pm
Sun 29th JanChicken Painting, Dumpling Eating, Fortune Cookie Guessing, Waitpersons’ Race, and more…Russell St.
11.00am and 9.00pm
Sun 29th JanFree entry when you visit the Chinese Museum on Sunday 29 January. See 5 floors of Chinese Australian history from early Gold Rush Australia to the present day.Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Pl, VIC 3000
1.00pm and 5.00pm
Sun 29th JanVisit the Chinese Museum, see the Chinese Dragons and make a scale for the Children’s Dragon Mural. (Parent supervision required).Chinese Museum, Cohen Pl. Melbourne
2.00pm to 4.00pm
$5.00 per Child
Sun 29th JanFeng shui, calligraphy mah jong, cooking demonstrations and craft workshops provide insights into Chinese customs and pastimes.Russell St. Melbourne
11.00am and 5.00pm
Sun 29th JanPop Asia DJ and dancers take to the stage early evening followed by Chinese dancers and singers on stage celebrating into the night.Main Stage Cnr. Russell and Lonsdale St.
6.00pm and 9.00pm
Mon 23 – Sun 29 JanWhile the power of Roman Empire was rising in the West, the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE) founded the Eastern……Chinese Museum
Fri 27th JanWatch a live broadcast of Australian Open, Men’s semi-final in Chinatown Square.Cohen Place
5.00pm to 7.00pm