Chinese New Year in Manchester

Date & Time
Chinatown, Albert Square and across the city centre

Manchester’s Business Improvement District (BID) works with FCAM, Manchester City Council, Marketing Manchester, Transport for Greater Manchester, 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.

Manchester BID Activity

We have so far delivered five consecutive events and marketing+PR campaigns for the Year of the Pig (2019), Dog (2018), Rooster (2017), Monkey (2016), Ram (2015) and Horse (2014).

We will celebrate the Year of the Rat in 2020. Our beautiful annual artwork, based on the Chinese Zodiac, is created by international artist and proud Mancunian Stanley Chow.

2020 Celebrations

2019 Campaign Headlines

2019 Footfall

  • 80,000 people in the city centre, +5% against the equivalent parade event Sunday 2018
  • Manchester Arndale Saturday footfall: +6.5% v LY
  • Manchester Arndale Sunday footfall: +20.8% v LY

2019 PR Coverage

Sponsors & Partners

  • Brought to you by Manchester Business Improvement District, Federation of Chinese Associations of Manchester and Manchester City Council
  • In partnership with Marketing Manchester, TfGM, Metrolink, Manchester Confucius Institute and I Love MCR
  • Chinatown sponsors Federation of Chinese Associations of Manchester, NCP, Manchester Airport, Hainan Airlines, Arts Council, Silver Hill Farm, Ernest Jones, Bank of China and  Genting Club

Event Films

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