Welcome in the Year of the Monkey with a spectacular Chinese New Year celebration in Chinatown, just a couple of minutes walk from our hotel. The 2 week program of events will be unveiled and celebrations will commence on the weekend, right in the heart of Melbourne Chinatown.During the day, roving musicians, artists and performers will take to the streets of Chinatown. Traditional figures in Chinese mythology, Chinese traditional musicians and artists will enthral passers-by. Other activities include an outdoor cinema in Chinatown Square with Asian short films screening from dusk to CHINATOWN COUNTDOWN; celebrations in the night; and cultural workshops. Finally, keep the 8th of February free as MasterChef Contestants bring their culinary skills to Chinatown Square to tackle a challenge celebrating Chinese New Year.
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