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HOT: Zodiac Spectacular, Lunar New Year, Crown Melbourne

HOT: Zodiac Spectacular, Lunar New Year, Crown Melbourne

Crown Melbourne is hosting a series of free events to celebrate the Lunar and Chinese New Year, including the Zodiac Spectacular.

Crown Melbourne Lunar Chinese New Year

This free display in The Atrium at Crown Towers features twelve Chinese zodiac animal 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. Take the time to look closely to appreciate the delicacy of the handiwork and expressions of the animals.

Crown Melbourne Lunar Chinese New Year

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

Crown Melbourne Lunar Chinese New Year

Crown Melbourne Lunar Chinese New Year

In the evening there are roving lion dancers at 7pm and 9pm every day from Friday 1 February to Sunday 7 February and then 7pm and 10:30pm every day from Friday 8 February to Sunday 10 February.

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. Don’t miss the Hawkers’ Bazaar (Fri 8 Feb – Sun 10 Feb 11am-10pm), the fireworks (Sat 9 Feb 9:45pm), the nightly Fire Dragon Show along the Crown Riverwalk (Thu 31 Jan – Tue 12 Feb) and the free ArtVo trick art 3D photo walls dotted around various locations across Crown (Fri 1 Feb – Sun 17 Feb).

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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