What's On Events & Public Programs Chinese New Year 2021 Celebrate the Lunar New Year, the year of the Ox, by visiting the Chinese Museum for free on Sunday 14th February 2021. Watch Melbourne's iconic Millennium Dragon parade and see the always spectacular Lion Dances in Chinatown. Unfortunately, the Dragon is not parading this year due to Covid safe protocols. It is not possible for the people under the dragon to physically distance. There will be Covid Safe activities happening in Chinatown across Chinese New Year, including Lion Dances. More details about this event being published soon! Follow us on our social media to stay updated.