What’s on at Chinese New Year Manchester 2017 - What’s on in St Ann’s Square

Four days of the brightest celebrations. As the dark streets light up, welcome in the Year of the Rooster.

With: the spectacular, internationally acclaimed exhibition, The Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors.

Plus: street food and shopping, live music, fireworks and the Dragon Parade.

What's On

Chinese New Year Street Food Market

St Ann's Square

A red, richly draped marquee in St Ann’s Square hosts some of the city’s best purveyors of Chinese food and drink during the festival: Yang Sang, Dim Sum Su, Rice Bowl, Mei Mei’s Street Cart and Tampopo.

Live Music Stage

St Ann's Square

The soundtrack to this year’s celebrations come courtesy of a host of local Chinese musicians. Don’t miss Henry Fung, who showcases traditional and contemporary Chinese instruments, and a Saturday programme curated by Manchester’s own Confucius Institute.

Special Edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label at The Whisky Shop

St Ann's Square

Pick up your limited edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Presented in a striking…

Chinese Arts and Crafts Stall

St Ann's Square

Try your hand at traditional Chinese arts and crafts at Chinese New Year, including; bamboo weaving, dough figures, paper cutting…

Red Lanterns

Albert Square, Chinatown, Deansgate, King Street, Manchester Arndale, Market Street, St Ann's Square

Thousands of lanterns will brighten up the city centre’s dark streets for Chinese New Year, with many shops and buildings lit with red light.

A Musical Journey through China

St Ann's Square

The Confucius Institute Manchester presents a special musical afternoon with solo artists playing traditional Chinese instruments.

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