Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! 新年快乐 Happy Chinese New Year!

Join us in 2023 as we welcome the Year of the Rabbit during our Lunar New Year celebrations.

Nestled on the south side of Liverpool city centre is the iconic Chinese Ceremonial Archway. Standing tall and visible from afar, it provides an impressive entrance to Chinatown, home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe.

A popular tourist attraction, it is a beacon of fortune and the focal point for people to gather to celebrate the annual Chinese New Year Festival. The streets adorned with Chinese lanterns, the dragon, lion and unicorn displaying their strength and sharing good luck through traditional dance and of course the noisy firecrackers to ward off bad luck and delight the crowds.

This year, we are thrilled to be able to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year Celebrations in person once again. The symbolic Chinese lanterns will decorate the heart of Chinatown, buildings will be lit up red in honour of this age-old tradition, the dragon and unicorn will parade the streets and the stage returns to Great George Square to host a programme of live performances throughout the day.

There will also be plenty of Chinese food to sample from the many food stalls, art workshops with make and do activities as well as storytelling and the popular funfair.

As 2023 welcomes the Year of the Rabbit, we invite you to join in on the celebrations. But don’t worry if you can’t make it, there is plenty to enjoy online from the comfort of your own home with a selection of activities and archive footage available before and after the main event.

The main event takes place on Sunday 22 January from 11:00am until 5:00pm, with a grand finale courtesy of Bring The Fire and their stunning fire show. Following this you can head over to the Bombed Out Church for a spectacular projection show.


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Whats On

Not long until the Lunar New Year celebrations.

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Not able to make this year’s Chinese New Year Celebrations?

There's plenty of activities and archive footage for you to enjoy online from the comfort of your own home.


Take a trip down memory lane.

Enjoy the gallery of images from our Lunar New Year celebrations from over the years.


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