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  • CHINATOWN SQUARE CHINESE NEW YEAR LIGHTING

    By adcity on January 1, 2019
    Wed 9 Jan - Sun 10 Feb
    The Chinatown Square is illuminated, setting the scene for the Year of the Pig celebrations.
    Chinatown Square, Cohen Place

  • CHINESE NEW YEAR COUNTDOWN

    By adcity on January 1, 2019
    Mon 4 Feb
    Cultural performances from China will keep you entertained as we count down to the New Year.
    Chinatown Square, Cohen Place (off Lt. Bourke St.)
    11:45pm-12:15am

  • FESTIVE STREET BAZAAR

    By jinandco on January 1, 2019
    Mon 4 Feb
    This New Year Goodies Street is an annual pop up that allows Chinese families to purchase and pick up specific New Year items such as decorations, New Year messages, Nian Gao (rice cake) and other supplies for celebrating the New Year in China, Singapore and Malaysia.
    Chinatown Square, Cohen Place (off Lt. Bourke St.)
    3pm-late

  • OUTDOOR CINEMA

    By adcity on January 1, 2019
    Mon 4 Feb
    An outdoor theatre springs to life at Chinatown Square, with an Asian film, screening from dusk to CHINESE NEW YEAR COUNTDOWN.
    Chinatown Square, Cohen Place (off Lt. Bourke Street)
    6pm - 9pm
  • A NIGHT ON THE TILES: MAHJONG UNDER THE STARS

    By jinandco on January 1, 2019
    Mon 10 Feb
    Learn to play Mahjong for beginners or Chinese Chess, with players able to play all night … to the drumbeats of the Chinese Drums.
    Chinatown Square, Cohen Place (off Lt. Bourke St.)
    3pm-late

  • ROVING PERFORMERS

    By adcity on January 1, 2019
    Tue 5 Feb
    Local and International roving musicians, artists and performers will take to the streets of Chinatown.
    Chinatown
    11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm

  • CENTRE STAGE – CHINATOWN FESTIVAL OFFICIAL OPENING

    By adcity on January 1, 2019
    Sun 10 Feb
    The 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.
    11am

  • CHINESE NEW YEAR MELBOURNE MILLENNIUM DAI LOONG DRAGON PARADE

    By jinandco on January 1, 2019
    Sun 10 Feb
    Melbourne’s very own Dai Loong emerges from the Chinese Museum with onlookers in awe, truly heralding the commencement of this Spring Festival.
    Throughout Chinatown
    11:30am-1pm
  • CHINESE LIONS

    By adcity on January 1, 2019
    Sun 10 Feb
    The 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
    11am and 8pm

  • ALL THINGS PIGGY

    By jinandco on January 1, 2019
    Sun 10 Feb
    Join in the festivities and competitions and enjoy scrumptious pieces of pork, crackling, and all “Piggy” food
    Lt. Bourke Street, between Exhibition Street and Market Lane
    3pm-5pm