Chinese New Year in Manchester

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Chinatown, Albert Square and across the city centre

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 celebrate Chinese New Year.

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

Production Elements

  • Manchester BID has brought a series of spectacles to the city including PigletGolden Dragon and Chinese Warriors
  • The Chinatown event including Manchester’s legendary Dragon Parade, performances, lion dances, food and fireworks

Marketing Campaign

  • Manchester BID has so far delivered five consecutive marketing/PR campaigns for the Year of the Pig (2019), Dog (2018), Rooster (2017), Monkey (2016), Ram (2015) and Horse (2014)
  • Our annual artwork, based on the Chinese Zodiac, is created by international artist and proud Mancunian Stanley Chow
  • Full outdoor, digital, social, print campaign
  • PR including media partnerships

2019 Chinese New Year Event: Headlines

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, Transport for Greater Manchester, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester Confucius Institute
  • Campaign sponsors have included Tiger Beer, Hainan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Manchester City Football Club, Manchester Airport

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