Join in the fun

It’s Chinese New Year on 19 February, celebrating the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Goat. Join in the festivities at one of these celebrations taking place across the UK…



Birmingham’s Chinese New Year celebrations will take place on Sunday 22 February, from 11am until 6pm, with the main stage in the Arcadian Centre. Featuring street stalls, dance, music, fireworks and martial arts, as well as a Kids Zone with fairground rides.


Take part in traditional crafts, martial arts, games and more at Newcastle’s Chinese New Year party in and around Stowell Street and Chinatown, from 11am to 4pm.


Head to the main stage at Trafalgar Square from 10am until 6pm on 22 February to join in the celebrations. The day starts with a parade from Duncannon Street to Shaftesbury Avenue, followed by performances from local artists and food and craft stalls in various locations. 


Visit the largest Chinese arch outside of China at Liverpool’s Chinatown on Nelson Street, which is also hosting an abundance of activities on 22 February. Join in a t’ai chi demonstration, watch the Dragon, Unicorn and Lion Dance Street Parade, visit the funfair, and enjoy a spectacular firecracker display.


Join in the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations in the north with Manchester’s four-day festival, taking place from 19-22 February across St Ann’s Square, Chinatown and Albert Square. Featuring family workshops, martial arts demonstrations, street food, music, fireworks, the Dragon Parade and thousands of lanterns lighting up the city’s streets.


The University of Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts Centre has planned a special programme of events suitable for those of all ages, to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the 10th anniversary of the University of Nottingham in China. The events include screenings of films, dancing from the Nottingham Chinese School and live music performances, leading up to a fireworks finale at Highfields Park. 22 February, 4.30pm-6.15pm.


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