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Our Guide: Chinese New Year In Manchester (2024)


This Year Is The Year Of The Dragon


And Manchester's Chinatown will be hosting a variety of events to celebrate! Watch as the dark streets are illuminated with beautifully adorned red lanterns, sprinkled with live performances and more.

If you're thinking of attending the floral experience taking place in Manchester's Chinatown this Chinese and Lunar New Year, take a look at our quick guide below. There's plenty to look forward to, and if you're curious as to what goes on during these momentous events, read on our blog - or follow their Instagram.


What To Expect 

 From traditional parades to cultural performances, there's lots to look forward to in Manchester's Lunar New Year. 


The red lanterns across Manchester


The Chinese New Year lamps are now scattered across diverse areas in Manchester, gracing the city with red lanterns to celebrate the year of the dragon! 

Dragon Parade


Welcome to the Year of the Dragon! This year, Manchester becomes adorned with beautiful and famous red lanterns, live performances reflecting Chinese culture, funfairs and of course - the famous parade. 

Chinatown will have plenty of spaces for anyone to use, and there are also quite a few spots for people to stand or sit to watch the parade. However, according to Visit Manchester, the full route will be announced soon so keep an eye out! 

Lunar New Year at Manchester Museum


Manchester Museum is hosting an evening of celebration, filled with workshops, performances, and taster sessions that reflect Chinese culture. There's plenty to do, and it's free to book, so check out their page for more. 


Traditional lion dance

Dating back to around 1500 years, this well-known dance is a spectacular performance suitable for a variety of audiences. A perfect show for those looking to find events for their kids during the February half-term in 2024.


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