Anyone heading to Melbourne is in for a treat if they head to the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Travellers taking flights to Melbourne could be in for a treat if they head along to the city’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

Taking place in China Town on January 29th 2012, the celebrations will herald in the start of the year of the dragon in the ancient calendar.

As well as the exciting street performances and delicious foods on offer from stands along the roads, there will also be the amazing sight of the Chinese dragon.

Carried by 80 people, the Dai Loong is 92 metres long and it is considered lucky to touch the dragon as it passes by.

The city’s celebration is known to be one of the largest in the country, with people from all backgrounds coming out to enjoy the colourful celebrations.

People heading on flights to Melbourne from within Australia could soon have the option of picking business class seats as Virgin has announced it will be adding the seats to some of its routes this year.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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