Southbank is celebrating the upcoming Year of the Monkey with a colourful display of Chinese lanterns (you may recognise some from the Dandenong Festival of Lights). A line of the zodiac animals starts at the Arts Centre end and leads to more spread between there and Crown. The traveler's bridge looks especially lovely with it's lit up gated entrance, hanging lanterns and windmills. In front of Crown you'll find a market going well into the night and a few light trees to write your New Year's wishes on. Inside Crown in the atrium are the twelve zodiac animals and a Chinese musical soundscape. Eureka Skydeck has scored a huge Dragon head and some monkeys inside.
The lanterns are free to view as they on display in a public area. It's best to go after dark to see them lit up but they are there during the day as well. A pop up food truck park is operating at the base of the traveler's bridge. Southbank and Crown are both fully accessible. If coming from St Kilda Road there is a lift between the river and arts centre to get down to Southbank.
The lanterns will be on display until the 21st February.