How To Celebrate Chinese New Year In Manchester 2024

Chinese New Year celebrations are about to take over Manchester with special supper clubs, exhibitions, live art murals, traditional workshops, and of course the legendary Dragon Parade.



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Chinese New Year Dragon Parade

Manchester will come alive with colour and light in February as the city comes together to celebrate the Year of the Dragon with the return of the legendary Dragon Parade. Taking place from 12pm, the dragon will be accompanied by traditional lion and ribbon dancers, Chinese Opera performers, twelve Zodiac animals and Ancient Army characters, making their way to Manchester’s popular Chinatown, which is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a live performance stage, fun fair and street food stalls from 12pm – 7pm.

Sun 11th Feb, Chinatown


Year of the Dragon at Manchester Museum

The History of Chinese Calligraphy, Tai Chi and Origami workshop at Manchester Museum. Prepare for the Year of the Dragon with an evening of friendship and celebration at Manchester Museum. There will be live performances and workshops for all ages to get involved in, including the Lion Dance, a tai chi taster session and origami workshop. The soundtrack will also be provided by Manchester-based Chinese music ensemble Oriental Breeze.

Wed 7th Feb, 2024, Manchester Museum

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Chinatown Live Mural

Chinatown committee member Ste Wing will lead a live-art mural session with Manchester-based artist Piicasa on Saturday. The painting will take place alongside Chinese New Year celebrations and form part of his ongoing art project in the area.

Sat 10th – Sun 11th Feb, 2024


Chinese Brush Painting at GRUB

Head to GRUB for a gentle introduction to Chinese painting using traditional and authentic art materials – including bamboo brushes, mineral paints and Chinese ink. Teacher Ula Fung has more than 15 years of teaching experience and is a local artist. She studied for her art degree and then Masters back home in Hong Kong.

Saturday 10th Feb at GRUB