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Preston Market's Lunar New Year

This food precinct is getting into the Lunar New Year spirit with dumpling workshops, traditional dance and tai chi sessions.
By Libby Curran
January 24, 2023
By Libby Curran
January 24, 2023

The multicultural food paradise that is Preston Market is launching into the Year of the Rabbit with a jam-packed day of traditional Chinese festivities. Head along from 10am on Sunday, January 29, to immerse yourself in the dazzling Lunar New Year celebrations, featuring dancers, art and crafts, and of course, a whole lot of feasting.

It'll all kick off with a store blessing and lion dance by the CMS Lion Dance Team, followed by a bunch of themed, family-friendly creative workshops and pop-ups. Meanwhile, Jinli Wushu-Tai Chi will be taking punters through guided 20-minute tai chi classes, and there'll be stacks of entertainment thanks to the likes of Melbourne Chinese Performing Arts, magician Johnson Hsu and songstress Sabrina Chou.

From 11am, you can level up your dinner game at a dumpling workshop led by MasterChef alum Chris Tran. Get in quick for free fortune cookies and complimentary tastings, too.

You'll also be able to sink your teeth into a slew of other classic Asian dishes visiting resident stalls like 888 Street Food, T's Vietnamese Classics and South Melbourne Dim Sims. With more than 30 Asian food traders on Preston Market's roster, there's absolutely no shortage of LNY options here.

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