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29 Jan 16

Melbourne’s Best and Biggest Lunar New Year Events 2016

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2016 with month long vibrant festivities all around Melbourne! We have prepared a list of Melbourne’s best and biggest Lunar New Year events for you:


1. Glen Waverley Chinese New Year

Highlights: Cultural Corner for children's activities will be located in the library forecourt. Amusement rides will be located in the Coleman Parade carpark.

Location: Kingsway, Glen Waverley

Date: Sunday, 21 February 2016

Time: 11am – 9pm

Cost: FREE

2. Melbourne Chinese New Year

Highlights: 16 days of vibrant festivities all around the Melbourne CBD

Location: Melbourne CBD – ChinatownFederation SquareSouthgateSpring StreetCrown MelbourneDocklandsQueen Victoria Market and The Hotel Windsor

Date: 6 – 21 February 2016

Time: Click link above for more info.

Cost: FREE

3. Springvale Chinese New Year

Highlights: Celebrating the fusion of Asian culture and traditions with the multicultural landscape of Greater Dandenong, more than 70 market stalls will be on display, as well as a dazzling entertainment program that includes traditional lion dancing, firecracker display, games, rides, martial arts, live band, dancing and a wide range of delicious Asian cuisines.

Date: Sunday, 7 February 2016

Time: 10am – 10pm

Location: Central SpringvaleBuckingham and Balmoral Avenues, Springvale

Cost: FREE

4. Box Hill Chinese New Year

Highlights: Lion dance, firecrackers, traditional folk music, dancers, martial artists and more.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 6 & 7 February 2016

Time: 1pm – 1am

Location: Main Street, Box Hill

Cost: FREE

5. Dandenong Market Chinese New Year

Highlights: Long day celebration of arts and culture with traditional food and schedule of entertainment

Location: Dandenong Market, 40 Cleeland Street, Dandenong

Date: Sunday, 14 February 2016

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: FREE

6. Footscray Chinese New Year

Highlights: The festival attracts thousands annually with a festival parade, cultural dances, musical performances, food stalls and carnival rides.

Date: Sunday, 31 January 2016

Time: 10am – 10pm

Location: Hopkin Street, Footscray

Cost: FREE

7. Sandown Park Chinese Festival

Highlights: Fireworks at 9:30pm on Sunday, 14 February 2016

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 13 & 14 February 2016

Time: 10am – 11pm

Location: Sandown Racecourse

Cost: Tickets are priced $5 per person (children under 12 years receive FREE entry).

8. Flemington Chinese New Year

Highlights: All are welcome to come along and enjoy the many festivities, including great live entertainment, cultural exhibits, bustling stalls, amusement rides and games, dragon dances, children's activities, and spectacular fireworks!

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 February 2016

Time: 12pm – 1pm on 16 February & 10am – 11pm 17 February

Location: Melbourne Showgrounds, Flemington

Cost: Tickets are priced $6 per person (children under 10 years receive FREE entry). Tickets will be available at the gate (cash only).

9. Crown Casino

Highlights: Celebrate Lunar New Year at Crown and welcome in 2016 – the Year of the Fire Monkey! This celebration includes exciting events all month long:

  • The Zodiac Spectacular

21 January – 21 February

  • Hawkers’ Bazaar

5 – 7 February

  • Fireworks

6 February at 9.45pm on the Crown Riverwalk
Date: 21 January - 21 February 2016

Time: See info above.

Location: Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Cost: -

Happy New Year! 恭喜發財

from our team at First National Real Estate Waverley City

We will be open during the Lunar New Year to assist you in buying, selling and leasing and all your real estate needs.


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