February 2, 11.00am - 10.00pm
Queensbridge Square, Queensbridge Street

The 2019 Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival will be officially unveiled by the Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne, along the Yarra River at Queensbridge Square. Over the course of the day, visitors can enjoy various cultural activities held as part of the Cultural Kaleidoscope program, including Chinese chess competitions, gods of Fortune photo opportunities, Chinese drum practice, traditional calligraphy art, cultural performances, demonstrations and much more. Kids and families are invited to partake in a series of workshops from singing to playing instruments, as well as enjoy a magic show and live music. Then from 6pm, visitors can watch a live food demonstration from the 2017 MasterChef winner Diana Chan before the official opening ceremony kicks off from 8pm to 9.30pm with a traditional Lion dance ceremony.