Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2022

Manchester

Manchester has one of the best Chinese New Year celebrations in the country. With a sizeable Chinese community, and a city-wide spirit for fun and festivities, no stops are left unpulled in Manchester’s celebrations of the Lunar New Year.

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Manchester

Whilst events take place across the New Year period, the main attraction is the fantastic Dragon Parade. A huge dragon, 175 feet in length, winds its way through the city to Chinatown, with Chinese Opera shows, Ribbon and Lion dances, and giant Buddhas 

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accompanying the great beast along its route. With so many spectacles for your eyes to see in the parade, try and take a moment to look up and see the fantastic lantern decorations that line the streets of Chinatown. With all this and more, Manchester is a great 

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choice to experience a proper Chinese New Year celebration.

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London

London hosts the biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia, with hundreds of thousands of people turning out to see traditional performances, join in colourful parades, and eat scrumptious food. Fantastic, and free, stage performances will take 

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place in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown hosts all manner of activities and street food delicacies, Leicester Square is where you’ll find the family-friendly entertainment, whilst the main parade makes its way from Trafalgar Square, through the West End, to Chinatown.

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London

Indulge yourself in a full day of fanfare and festivities from the Far East with a trip to London this Chinese New Year.

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Liverpool

Liverpool is home to Europe’s oldest Chinatown, which was established in the early 19th century when silk and cotton were imported from Shanghai. Needless to say, Liverpool has had plenty of time to perfect their Chinese New Year celebrations and they 

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certainly live up to expectations.  The main celebration includes Dragon and Lion parades, street entertainment, a funfair, cultural events, and a firecracker display. One thing not to miss is the spectacular ceremonial arch at the entrance of Chinatown.

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This enormous archway, made of wood and marble, was imported piece by piece from Shanghai. Standing 15m high, it is the biggest Chinese arch outside of China and makes a fabulous place to get your Chinese New Year Insta selfie.

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Birmingham

All the way from Beijing to Brum, get the experience of an authentic Chinese New Year celebration in the heart of the midlands. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to attend this fabulous free event.

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Birmingham

Multiple stages will be set up with performances of traditional Chinese music and dancing, workshops for all ages will be taking place, and of course, plenty of scrumptious street food from every corner of China will be on offer. One thing you won’t want to miss is the amazing

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face-changing magic that will be performed. In traditional Chinese opera, performers dance to dramatic music whilst wearing brightly coloured, elaborate masks which they change in an instant with a wave of a fan or movement of the hand.

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Birmingham

See this magical performance, and so much more, in Birmingham this Chinese New Year.

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Southampton

Chinese New Year Southampton 2022 celebrates Chinese New Year with bursts of festivities and colour ahead of the New Lunar Year beginning on Sunday 6th February. The events will take place in Southampton’s Guildhall Square and at MAST Mayflower Studios 

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in the heart of Southampton’s city centre. Experience oriental culture including traditional Chinese Lion and Dragon performances, free cultural and craft workshops and a ticketed Chinese New Year celebration show 

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featuring the region’s most talented performance artists.

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Leicester

One of the best ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year is by experiencing the culture of the festivities. If you want something a bit more relaxing yet informative and educational, then Look no further than Leicester City Centre.

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De Montfort University Confucius Institute will be hosting a unique tea ceremony and mini-concert on learning the art of tasting techniques and artistic tea making. There are a range of events to choose from, all with live music and genuine Chinese instruments.

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These exciting activities peeking into the Chinese culture should be enriching for the whole family, so book today to avoid disappointment!

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