Welcome in the ‘Year of The Monkey’ at Sovereign Hill

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Step back in time as Victoria’s iconic outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill, celebrates Chinese New Year with a range of colourful, authentic celebrations. Heralding in the Year of the Monkey, visitors can take part in a host of fun, hands-on activities every Sunday throughout February, including Chinese paper cutting, Chinese Camp tours, and Chinese stories. Lions, drums and a traditional ceremony will officially welcome the Chinese New Year on the morning of 14th February, and then all of the festivities will culminate with a very special day on 21st February.

On 21st February only, visitors can enjoy a special Lion Dance workshop, Chinese performances and traditional Chinese entertainment, and the Chinese Australian Cultural Society Ballarat will present cultural performances. At 1pm, the Chinese Dragon, Xin Long, and Chinese Lions, will parade up and down Main Street.

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