Chinese New Year; It’s A Big Deal In Manchester!

There are a whole host of ways in which you can celebrate Chinese New Year in Manchester when it arrives on the weekend of the 16th February. And that is down to the strong kinship our city has with China.

President Xi has consistently expressed his appreciation of our city as the birthplace of industry.

Manchester is the second most popular destination in the U.K for Chinese tourists.

And Manchester is home to the second largest amount of Chinese people in England.

We’ll be rounding up the biggest and best ways you can celebrate Chinese New Year in our city and enjoy the rich cultural influence that China brings to Manchester!

Chinese Street Food Market

Chinese New Year

St Anne’s Square will be bubbling with culinary excitement over the Chinese New Year weekend.

The best Chinese restaurants in the city will be set up with stalls across the square, dishing out delicious treats like dim sum dumplings and noodles.

Manchester loves a food market so expect it to be busy!

Ocean Tr23sure

Chinese New Year

Located on Peter Street, Ocean Tr23sure will be hosting a New Year banquet for Pan-Asian food revellers.

There’ll be a simple premise; the more people on your table, the more courses you will be served.

Expect lavish surroundings, delicious crispy duck and plenty of partying!

The Dragon Parade

Chinese New Year

Albert Square will be a hotspot for celebrating on Sunday with The Dragon Parade. There’ll be firecrackers, musical and acrobatic performances, a firework display and plenty of food stalls to eat from.

Keep your eyes out for a 60-foot dragon making its way around Manchester this weekend!


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