We are delighted to reflect on the vibrant and culturally enriching festivities that took place on Sunday, February 11th, as part of Melbourne's Chinese Lunar New Year program. The Dragon Parade, Chinese Museum & Street Festival Day truly brought the spirit of the Lunar New Year to life, uniting people from all walks of life in celebration.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who contributed to the success of this event, including organizers, volunteers, sponsors, performers, and attendees. Your dedication and enthusiasm played a pivotal role in creating a memorable celebration that fostered unity and appreciation for cultural diversity.

Watched by onlookers, the Millenium Dragon emerges from the Chinese Museum for the CNY parade.

Visitors queue outside the Chinese Museum's main entrance 

Inside the Museum, visitors enjoy making scales to hang on the Sustainable Dragon

Chinese Museum visitors having receiving their Daoist readings

Daoist priests perform a ceremony out the front of the Chinese Museum on Festival Day

Inside the Museum, families busily make CNY Red Envelope Lanterns, assisted by our staff and volunteers. Image courtesy of Matt Huang.

Museum visitors browsing the Chinese Museum giftshop, image courtesy of Matt Huang

The Chinese Museum's pop up giftshop Marquee on Russell St in Chinatown

Chinese Museum Discounted Entry & Chinatown Little Bourke Street Festival are part of the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival program, sponsored by: