Chinatown Celebrations in Manchester

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Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Chinatown Celebrations in Manchester
Chinese New Year Manchester.

Chinatown Celebrations in Manchester, Until 29 January 2023, 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. Events will be happening from Saturday 21 January in Piccadilly Gardens, with a Chinese market open every day until 6 pm on Sunday 29 January.

The main Chinese New Year Parade – celebrating The Year of the Rabbit – will take place at 12pm on Sunday 22 January. For 2023 the traditional Dragon Parade will make its way from Manchester Central to Chinatown, running along Peter Street and Oxford Street and then onto Portland Street, Princess Street and Faulkner Street.

Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of free live performances, workshops, food, stalls and a funfair. Don’t miss the illuminated Dragon, plus traditional lion dances, Chinese acrobatics, singing, poetry readings and martial arts. Additionally, make sure you hang around for performances from the ‘Night Dragon’ in Chinatown at 5 pm and 6 pm on Sunday 22 January, and also at 6 pm on Sunday 29 January.

Enjoy the incredible vibe throughout Chinatown, which will be decorated with warm, red lanterns and dazzling golden ornaments. And while you’re there, why not stop and have a bite to eat in one of the great restaurants that run along George Street, Nicholas Street and Faulkner Street?  You can read more about some of our favourite restaurants in Chinatown here.

Chinatown Celebrations in Manchester

Until 29 January 2023
Free entry

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