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The Year of the Pig festivities will start on Friday 8 February with a focus on the Chinese arch, which was gifted to the city by Shanghai twenty years ago as a symbol of the twinning relationship.

Sunday (10 February) will see the usual traditional celebrations take place, which last year attracted around 25,000 people. The family friendly activities will start from 11.30am and take place in and around Great George Square and Nelson Street.  The event will end at 6.45pm.

Find out more about what’s on below…

  • The Quest for the Arch Projections & Pyrotechnics

    The Quest for the Arch Projections & Pyrotechnics

    The Arch
    Fri 8 Feb ‘19 - Sun 10 Feb ‘19

    Projection Timings Friday 8 February – Saturday 9 February (Nelson St/Chinese Arch) 7pm – 7:45pm Sunday 10 February (Nelson St/Chinese Arch) 6pm – 6:45pm Following on from the last 2

  • Great George Square Stage

    Great George Square Stage

    Great George Street
    Sun 10 Feb ‘19

    Chinese New Year 2019 – Animation Programme Sunday 10th February Nelson Street, outside The Black-e 11:30 – 11:40 Movema Dance Youth & Community Group – Chinese Fusion Great George Square

  • Traditional Chinese Lion, Dragon & Unicorn Dance

    Traditional Chinese Lion, Dragon & Unicorn Dance

    Nelson Street
    Sun 10 Feb ‘19

    Join the fun as the celebrations start when the Dragon and Lion arrive outside The Black-E and the Unicorn on Nelson Street to greet the community. Location: Nelson Street and Berry

  • The Augmented Reality Trail – JINGWEI and PIGGY’S BIG JOURNEY

    The Augmented Reality Trail – JINGWEI and PIGGY’S BIG JOURNEY

    Liverpool
    Sat 2 Feb ‘19 - Sun 10 Feb ‘19

    Experience Jingwei and Piggy’s journey from East to West whilst exploring Liverpool’s beautiful Chinatown, searching and finding signs on the magical augmented reality trail and having great fun! The map

  • Spectacular Firecracker Display, Lucky Man New Year Greeting

    Spectacular Firecracker Display, Lucky Man New Year Greeting

    Great George Square
    Sun 10 Feb ‘19

    Enjoy the spectacular firecracker display with music and a special appearance from the ‘Lucky Man’ handing out red envelopes to children, Martial Arts Demonstration. Location: Great George Square Time: 1pm More information:

  • Liverpool Chinese Spring and Lantern Festival Celebration Gala

    Liverpool Chinese Spring and Lantern Festival Celebration Gala


    Fri 15 Feb ‘19

    Chinese Spring and Lantern Festival Gala is a very modern and significant way to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Date: 15th February 2019 Time: 6pm

  • Chinese Zodiac Masks

    Chinese Zodiac Masks

    World Museum
    Sat 9 Feb ‘19 - Sat 16 Feb ‘19

    Head to the Weston Discovery Centre at World Museum to learn how to use the Chinese Calendar and discover your zodiac animal. Make your own zodiac animal mask to take

  • Dementia Awareness Training with Focus on Chinese Memory Suitcase

    Dementia Awareness Training with Focus on Chinese Memory Suitcase

    National Museums Liverpool
    Thu 14 Feb ‘19

    Join our dementia training programme for family and friends of those with dementia with a special focus on a new resource to spark memories from members of Liverpool’s Chinese community.

  • National Museums Liverpool Chinese New Year Celebrations

    National Museums Liverpool Chinese New Year Celebrations


    Sat 9 Feb ‘19

    Join us in celebrating the Chinese Year of the Pig with performances and craft workshops delivered in partnership with Liverpool's Confucius Institute. Date: 9 February 2019 Time: 1pm - 4pm

  • Chinese New Year at Lady Lever Art Gallery

    Chinese New Year at Lady Lever Art Gallery

    Lady Lever Art Gallery
    Sun 24 Feb ‘19

    Celebrate the Year of the Pig with New Year tales from BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Billy Hui at 11.15am and 12.15pm, lion dancing from Liverpool Hung Gar Kung Fu at

  • Telling Tales: Chinese Folk Tales

    Telling Tales: Chinese Folk Tales

    Bluecoat Chambers
    Sat 2 Feb ‘19

    Bluecoat storytellers are back with another family storytelling session. Go on an adventure with piggy and his pals in stories inspired by Chinese folklore. Date: Saturday 2nd February Time: 2pm -

  • China Peaks

    China Peaks

    Liverpool Playhouse Theatre
    Fri 8 Feb ‘19 - Sun 10 Feb ‘19

    Journey from Chinese dynasties to modern China with the vibrant colours and spectacle of costume, music and dance. From traditional Chinese Opera to urban dance, meet the characters and experience

  • Origami Workshop at Museum of Liverpool

    Origami Workshop at Museum of Liverpool

    Museum of Liverpool
    Sat 2 Feb ‘19

    Inspired by the Pagoda Arts giant Pigsy installation, join us in celebrating Chinese Year of the Pig and come along to our paper folding craft workshop. A relaxing and fun