Tonight kicked off the Lunar New Year celebrations at The Summer Night Market in Melbourne. Visitors were treated to a full program of traditional Chinese entertainment and food, and the festivities will carry on every Wednesday until the 8th of March.

Night Market-goers will be entertained with performances from local and international acts, including Chinese dragon dancers and drummers from the Hong De Lion Dance Association on the Queen Street main stage.

Marvel in the beauty of lit-up mythical creatures scattered throughout the Market; guiding visitors for a prosperous New Year.

The Summer Night Market’s Lunar New Year entertainment schedule is as follows:

7.00pm Hong De Lion Dance Association – dragon dance
7.30pm Laizhou Chinese Martial Arts Academy
8.10pm Red-Crowed Crane Dance Group
  Beijing Association Dance Team
8.40pm Operatic Performance from Shu-Cheen Yu
9.10pm Chinese Instrumental Performance
9.45pm Sichuan Opera Face Change Act

When: Every Wednesday from 1 February 2017 – 8 March 2017
Time: 5.00pm – 10.00pm
Where: Queen Victoria Market
Parking: $10 event parking from 4.30pm – 11.00pm

*Increased number of ATMs, toilets and seating in 2017.

Photo: Supplied

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