Chinese New Year

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Welcome in the 'Year of the Dog' at this massive Chinese New Year celebration which will fill most of the West End with music, acrobatic and activities. Dragon and lion dances will kick things off on Charing Cross Road at 10am, shimmying down through the streets to China Town. At noon, Trafalgar Square’s main stages will spring into action with traditional dance shows, contemporary hip-hop acts and Chinese performers. Food trucks will also be stationed there and restaurants in Chinatown will have special festive treats on their menus. If you’ve got kids in tow, you can entertain them with calligraphy workshops, dressing up and performances in the Leicester Square family zone before heading back to Trafalgar Square for the closing pyrotechnics display. Xin Nian Kuai Le!

See our guide to Chinese New Year in London

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Yesterday saw a brilliant start to the Chinese New Year celebrations. For the first time I saw the Lion Dance in Chinatown. It was really cool to see how the dancers prepped prior the dance and the ‘blessing’ they got before they got started. It was fascinating to see businesses offer red packets and lettuce for the lions.  Chinatown was awash with colour and had a great vibe. Shops sell special rooster trinkets and toys. As expected it is very crowded so get there early to get a good spot if you want to watch the dances and look after your bag. 


Great informative review especially as we live in Wiltshire , it felt like we were taking part to the extent that we have since booked a hotel and will now be joining in the wonderful celebrations! Thanks so much see you on Sunday!


Really useful and gave me the information I needed to plan my day. Popup at the start were confusing.


Very interesting, useful information. I haven't been in the chinese new year celebrations but i'm definitely going this year!


Very interesting and relevant but there could be more detail, especially on the route of the parade, and perhaps a link to a website with more details.


I've never seen Chinese New Year event before, but after this info I will definitely do. Thank you.