The Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year is widely celebrated across the globe. To really energise and motivate your team in 2021 why not welcome the Year of the Ox with colleagues across 15 days of celebration in the City of Melbourne. Embrace the opportunity to wish for luck and prosperity for all alongside the presence of the Ox’s characteristic traits of strength and patience.
If you are in Melbourne for a business event, make sure to head to the Chinatown on Friday, 12 February 2021. Witness the dancing, drums and Ox and Cow enjoying the turf and other vegetables, let’s toss the 'MCM Yee Sang', a combination of vegetables with the specially prepared sauces and spices.
For a greater understanding of the heritage and culture of Australia’s Chinese community, a group visit to the Chinese Museum is a must. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown, the museum is a living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown that documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese immigration to Australia.
An exciting range of changing exhibitions and heritage tours are used to illustrate the past, culture and values of Australia's Chinese community. There is also a contemporary art space and three floors available for functions, exhibitions and other events all year round.
Really impress your guests by booking into the Tea Heaven Experience where your group will be taken on a guided tour of the Chinese Museum's tea exhibition, followed by a relaxing and enlightening tea ceremony capturing all the ancient traditions.
The Museum is also home to Dai Loong and the Millennium Dragon, the largest Chinese processional dragon in the world. Make sure to allow time to watch Melbourne's iconic Millennium Dragon parade and see the always spectacular Lion Dances in Chinatown.
After a visit to the Chinese Museum, consider exploring Melbourne's laneways and eat streets to find the best Chinese restaurants to book for special occasions, all-day yum cha and a quick dumpling fix.