Sunday, February 7, 12 - 6pm
Follow the Chinese New Year Parade led by a spectacular 175-foot dragon from Albert Square to Chinatown, where you’ll find traditional lion dances, street food, two stages for Chinese dancing, music and acrobatics, a funfair and fireworks finale.
12pm - Dragon and music performances, Albert Square
1pm - The Dragon Parade, Albert Square
2 pm– 5pm - Stage shows, Chinatown
6pm - Fireworks, Chinatown
Manchester Chinese New Year Dragon Parade Route
FOOD AND DRINK:
Asian Street Food Village on New Cathedral Street
Thursday 4 - Saturday 6, 11am – 7pm
Asian flavours can be found on New Cathedral Street where some of the city’s finest vendors including The Hungry Gecko and Yo Sushi! will be serving up from a range of colourful street food carts.
‘A Taste of China’ - Chinese Food Market in St Ann’s Square
Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th, 11am – 7pm
A red, richly draped marquee in St Ann’s Square will host some of the city’s best Chinese food and drink providers, including Yang Sing and Rice Bowl.
Tsingtao Beer Ping Pong Bar on New Cathedral Street
Thursday 4 - Saturday 6, 11am – 8pm
The world’s favourite Chinese beer will be opening the doors on a unique pop-up bar featuring the challenge of the Tsingtao Dragon (Ping Pong robot) and the opportunity to win a range of prizes from t-shirts to Ping Pong tables.