Chinese New Year

Manchester Business Improvement District works in partnership with the Federation of Chinese Associations of Manchester (FCAM), Manchester City Council, Marketing Manchester, Transport for Greater Manchester, retailers and cultural venues to host annual Chinese New Year celebrations.

Manchester city centre events showcase a mix of traditional celebrations across Chinatown alongside contemporary art, performances, food and family activities across the BID shopping district.

Annual artwork, based on the Chinese Zodiac, is created by international artist and proud Mancunian Stanley Chow.

2022 Celebrations

1st – 6th February, Manchester City Centre


Event Highlights over the years

  • The Lanterns of the Terracotta Army
  • Piglet art installation
  • Giant glittering Golden Dragon
  • Spectacular Dragon Parade and lion dance
  • Funfair, street food, stalls and live performances across Chinatown
  • Family workshops with CFCCA and Confucius Institute
  • Thousands of red lanterns

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Press Coverage (2020)

£1.31m AVE of local, regional and national press coverage, including; ITV News – Granada Reports, Metro, Waitrose Weekend, i News, BBC News, BBC Radio 2, Visit Manchester and Manchester Evening News.

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