Chinese New Year in Manchester

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Chinatown, Albert Square and across the city centre

Manchester’s Business Improvement District (BID) works with partners, retailers and cultural venues to celebrate Chinese New Year. Manchester events showcase a mix of traditional celebrations across Chinatown alongside contemporary art, performances, food and family activities across the shopping district.

The BID has so far delivered five consecutive events and marketing campaigns for the Year of the Dog (2018), Rooster (2017), Monkey (2016), Ram (2015) and Horse (2014).

We will celebrate the Year of the Pig in 2019. Our beautiful annual artwork, based on the Chinese Zodiac, is created by international artist and proud Mancunian Stanley Chow.

2019 Dates

  • Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 February: BID Event
  • Sunday 10 February: Annual Chinatown Dragon Parade

Event Partners


Chinatown Sponsors

2019 Event Headlines

Alex Rinsler presents: Penny Coin Piglet

  • A giant straw Piglet by international artist and Director of the Lightpool Festival Alex Rinsler will be displayed in St Ann’s Square
  • The piglet will be dressed in a handsome coat made from currency
  • Alex’s famous large-scale creations include the stunning Urban Fox at Southbank Centre London and a giant straw Squirrel in Kazakhstan
  • Alex regularly exhibits at Burning Man Festival.

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