Got a question about this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations, then these handy FAQ’s should have the answer.

When do the Lunar New Year celebrations take place?

Celebrations begin on Friday 9 February and continue until Sunday 11 February across Great George Square, St Luke’s Bombed Out Church, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool BID and the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

Is it free?

Absolutely, yes!

Why is it happening and who is it for?

This is an annual event that celebrates the Lunar New Year. The event is open to everyone and is popular with families. All ages are welcome.

Are there toilets?

Yes, on Nelson Street at the junction of Grenville Street South. Accessible toilets are also available too.

Where is the 3D animation taking place?

At St Luke’s Bombed Out Church between Friday 9 to Sunday 11 February, 6pm – 9pm.

Where and when will the parade take place?

Sunday 11 February. The Dragon and Lion parade starts at 11:15am and finishes at approx. 3:30pm. The Unicorn parade starts at 12:15pm and finishes at approx. 4:00pm. Both parades move through Nelson Street, Duke Street, Berry Street, Bold Street etc.

What roads are closed?

Certain roads will be closed from 6:00am – 10:00pm on Sunday 11 February including Great George Street, Duke Street, Upper Duke Street, Nelson Street, Grenville Street, South Sankey Street, Griffiths Street, Knight Street, Bold Street, Seel Street, Berry Street, Back Berry Street, Bold Place, Back Knight Street, Cookson Street, Pitt Street, Upper Pitt Street, York Street, Raffles Street, Roscoe Street, Roscoe Lane.

In addition Grenville Street South, between Hardy Street and Nelson Street, as well as Upper Pitt Street will be closed on the evening of Friday 9 February until the end of the event.

Due to the closure of Berry Street access to businesses on Hanover Street will be severely restricted from Seel Street. It is recommended that any deliveries are made before 10am on the day.

Will there be bus & traffic diversions?

Yes. An alternative Route will be via either Leece Street, Hardman Street, Myrtle Street, Catherine Street, Upper Parliament Street and Great George Street; or Upper Parliament Street, Grove Street, Oxford Street, Mount Pleasant, Rodney Street or Clarence Street to follow other locally signed diversion routes.

All closures will be signed and staffed. They will remain in force for the duration stipulated in the Special Event Temporary Traffic Regulation Order or such lesser time as indicated by the completion of the event.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Yes you can, although please be aware that alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Can I buy food and drinks at the event?

Yes, there are a variety of food and drink concessions at the event.

How do I get to the event?

We recommend using public transport where possible. The closest train station to the celebrations is Liverpool Central.

There are car parks nearby, however, our planned road closures may affect access to these.

Are there any train travel disruptions happening during the Chinese New Year celebrations?

There are significant engineering works being undertaken this weekend but it doesn’t affect all lines.

Please visit Merseyrail for all your up-to-date train travel information.

Any other questions?

Please email [email protected]

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