Chinatown Celebrations in Manchester

Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Chinese New Year Celebrations in Manchester
Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net)

Chinatown Celebrations in Manchester, 6 February 2022, free entry - Visit now

With one of the largest ethnic Chinese populations in the UK, Manchester’s Chinese New Year Celebrations are nothing short of spectacular, with events taking place from 1-6 February throughout Manchester City Centre, including lantern-painting and the presence of a huge wooden tiger watching over St Ann’s Square to welcome in the Year of the Tiger. The celebrations attract thousands of people to Manchester each year, and while this year’s events are a little pared back (no Dragon Parade or fireworks we’re afraid), there’s still plenty of action to enjoy in Chinatown, which will be decorated with warm, red lanterns and dazzling golden ornaments.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chinatown with live performances, workshops, food, stalls and a funfair. Don’t miss the illuminated Dragon, plus traditional lion dances, Chinese acrobatics, singing, poetry readings and Kungfu. And while you’re in Chinatown, it’d be rude not to stop and have a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants that run along George Street, Nicholas Street and Faulkner Street. Find our top tips on those here.

Performances: 11am – 7pm, Chinatown Car Park

Illuminated Dragon: On the hour 4pm – 7pm, Chinatown

Chinatown Celebrations in Manchester

6 February 2022 11:00 am
Free entry

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