Chinese New Year at Box Hill Central

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Box Hill Central Lunar New Year celebrations
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Time Out says

One of Melbourne's largest Chinese community hubs is hosting an epic festival for Lunar New Year

Update 31/01/2020: The Asian Business Association of Whitehouse has decided to postpone this event. More information will be provided in due course. 

Given that Box Hill is one of the largest and most vibrant centres of Melbourne's Chinese population, it's no surprise that Box Hill Central is putting on a huge array of celebrations to ring in the Year of the Rat. 

Head to the centre on Saturday, February 1 for a non-stop 12-hour Lunar New Year festival which will include lots of food, music and entertainment provided by the Whitehorse City Council. Expect a giant 300-person Tai Chi performance, which will be taking over Whitehorse Road, as well as dragon and lion dances, a wide range of market stalls and so much more.

Festivities will run from now until February 9 with the centre boasting a series of activities, including the installation of a 3D illuminated rat statue, a huge tunnel of lanterns and there will be the chance to win 4,000 different prizes.



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