Chinese New Year in Manchester is a spectacular celebration marked with a glittering array of exciting events for the whole family to enjoy. This year marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit and the traditional Chinese celebrations to welcome in a New Year will take place on Sunday 6th February in Chinatown and Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square. Festivities to look forward to include Dragon and Lion dances, a large parade, a traditional Chinese dance display, award winning acrobatics, jewellery, arts, crafts, and food stalls, plus lots of art workshops for the kids.
The celebrations start at 11am and will last throughout the day until 7pm. At 6pm, there will be a massive fireworks display, so make sure you bring the kids along! The Chinese community was first established in the early part of the 20th century and today is a thriving centre in the middle of Manchester. Standing in the centre of Chinatown is a large 45ft tall Chinese Arch adorned with Dragons and Phoenixes. If you have never been to Chinatown in Manchester before, it is well worth a visit, so book your Manchester minibus tonight to guarantee transport.