Thursday, 11 February 2021
9.00 p.m. (for Early Diners and Children) / 11.55 p.m. to 12.05 a.m.
Chinatown Square, Cohen Place; Little Bourke Street


Come gather in Melbourne Chinatown where all the actions are … along with the DJs who, true to the traditional Chinese New Year festivities, will warm up the crowd with New Year competitions and riddles for onlookers whilst the artists and performers come out into the streets and also on the stage.  Cultural performances will keep you entertained as we count down to the New Year, with the Cow Herds ringing their bells, ting-a-ling-ling, ushering in the Year of the Ox.

An earlier Countdown will be organised so that our young toddlers and children may join in the festivities and be home in time for their “Milky Drink from our Delightful Cows”.  The special bell-ringing will first start at 9 p.m., followed by the 2nd Countdown just before 12 midnight