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  • Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit

    January 12, 2023

    The Chinese Lunar New Year is widely celebrated across the globe. To really energise and motivate your team in 2023 why not welcome the Year of the Rabbit with colleagues in the City of Melbourne. Embrace the opportunity to wish for luck and prosperity for all alongside the presence of the Rabbit’s characteristic traits of kindness and patience.

    The Year of the Rabbit officially commences on Sunday 22 January and if you are in Melbourne make sure to head to the National Gallery of Victoria to enjoy a day of art, food, music and lion dance performances.

    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 work celebrations, all-day yum cha and a quick dumpling fix.