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Light Up Your Night At Melbourne’s Stunning Lantern Festival

By Ioana Dragnef
4th Mar 2020

Light Up Melbourne brings a world-class Chinese lantern showcase that’ll have you ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘ahh-ing’ during your entire Birrarung Marr stroll.

The festival, now in its second year, will host a number of different large-scale lanterns, including a 27-metre long centrepiece called the Eternal Dragon, which symbolises good fortune, strength and nobility.

And if ogling beautiful lanterns isn’t action-packed enough for you, then tell your stomach to calm down: it’ll have plenty of opportunities to chow down on some delectable eats during your stroll. After all, it’s not a lantern festival without tantalising Sichuanese treats, arts and cultural activities, entertainment and sideshow alley games.

Like with most Birrarung Marr-based activities, entry to Light Up Melbourne is totally free and was initially to run from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 March.

Due to the current issue with the novel coronavirus outbreak, the event has been delayed. We'll keep you up to date once the new dates are announced.

The Details

What: Light Up Melbourne
Where: Birrarung Marr
When: Late 2020, tbc
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Need some inspiration for things to do until then? Head to our Things To Do section.

Image credit: supplied 

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