What's On Events and Public Programs Christmas at the Chinese Museum Open Day: 19th December 2021, 10am-7pm Celebrate Christmas and Melbourne's re-opening with free admission to the Chinese Museum. You can view all of our exhibits on Chinese Australian history and heritage and participate in lantern making working workshops and Chinese calligraphy demonstrations. Fun for the whole family! Afterwards, wander throughout Chinatown to soak up more of Melbourne city’s Christmas festivities including lion dances, stage performances and more! Program of Events at the Chinese Museum Museum open with free admission 10am-7pm (last entry 6.30pm) Lantern making workshops (45mins duration) Cost $5 per lantern making kit. Taking place inside the Museum, on the hour. No bookings required, just show up. Calligraphy demonstrations throughout the day Image: Lantern making workshop during the 2021 Chinese New Year.