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Celebrate Chinese New Year at Crown with the Zodiac Spectacular

Crown Melbourne is once again hosting the free Zodiac Spectacular to celebrate Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year.

Crown Melbourne Lunar Chinese New Year

Melbourne Chinese New Year

The Zodiac Spectacular display in The Atrium at Crown Towers features twelve elaborate Chinese zodiac animal lanterns winding their grand staircase and an aerial sculpture created from 40 bright lanterns.

Crown Melbourne Lunar Chinese New Year

These colourful silk lanterns are similar to those seen at the popular Dandenong Festival of Lights in previous years.

Crown Melbourne Lunar Chinese New Year

Take the time to look closely to appreciate the delicacy of the handiwork and expressions of the animals.


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Crown Melbourne Lunar Chinese New Year

The animal lanterns, as well as the sixty red Chinese lanterns suspended from the ceiling, are internally lit and the animals change colour over time.

Crown Melbourne Lunar Chinese New Year

In the evening there are roving lion dancers performing at The Atrium steps. You can see the lion team performances from Friday 20 January – Sunday 29 January 2023 (Excluding Thursday 26 January 2023) at 7pm and 9pm.

Crown Melbourne Lunar Chinese New Year

Zodiac Spectacular is a delightful display for children and a worthwhile stop if you’re heading to one of Crown’s restaurants to celebrate Chinese New Year or visiting any of Crown’s other Lunar and Chinese New Year events.

Crown Melbourne Lunar Chinese New Year

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

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