It’s almost the New Year – and there’s plenty to celebrate in Mildura City Heart.

Our CBD is a place where community and culture come together, and we’ve put together a guide for how you might like to mark the Lunar New Year.

As the community begins to usher in the Year of the Ox, we take a look at how you can support our traders who offer a variety of culture and cuisines and bring vibrancy and diversity to our City Heart.

Lunar New Year begins February 12 and runs through until February 26, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate with family and friends around our CBD precinct.

//Dine in or take away//

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dinner options.

Andy’s Kitchen offers modern Asian food with a twist. The family-friendly restaurant provides indoor or outdoor seating in the Bali-style garden.

For a traditional Chinese menu, Chopstix can cater to both small or large groups in their Lime Avenue restaurant. Seoul Chicken and Beer serves up Korean food and their famous fried chicken in a casual and relaxed indoor and outdoor dining experience, while Thai-Riffic’s modern Thai fusion restaurant is a sophisticated feast for the senses.

All of these eateries also offer takeaway options so you can enjoy the same flavours from the comfort of your own home.

//Cook your own//

If cooking your own banquet for family and friends is more your style, Central Market has you covered.

The Lime Avenue Central Market stocks a huge variety of Asian groceries, meats, spices, sweet and savoury foods, drinks and fresh produce to create any Asian-inspired feast.

With staff who can help you find what you need, you’ll be on your way to creating a New Year meal the family can enjoy.

//Grab a drink or easy lunch//

Looking for a quick bite or drink during the day? Our variety of locally-owned City Heart cafes are the answer.

New to the City Heart scene are PT3 Bakery, serving up delicious Vietnamese banh mi (rolls), and Bluer, keeping their customers cool with a range of bubble teas.

The newcomers join Lee Tea & Pho, who offer traditional Vietnamese drinks and meals, T Tea, who specialise in bubble teas and a variety of other refreshing made-to-order drinks, and Sushi Maru, serving up fresh-made sushi rolls for quick and easy on-the-run snacks and lunch.

//Remember to celebrate safely//

As family and friends come together, it’s important we keep each other safe.

While no large-scale events can be planned this year, our City Heart traders are doing everything they can to continue to provide their services and experiences to the community, while keeping them safe.

All traders have COVIDSafe plans and are keeping up-to-date with the latest restrictions.

Guests are asked to also play their part by following current Victorian Government guidelines to celebrate the Lunar New Year safely.