Visitor Information

This page is from 2017 and has been archived.
Please be aware that the information may be out of date.

Proving popular with visitors across the city every year we would advise that you arrive on foot or use public transport, leaving plenty of time to travel so you make it in time for the displays. If you need any travel information or advice – please visit or

More information to help you enjoy the event can be found below. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us.


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Safety information

If you’re attending the Chinese New Year event, it’s very important that you stay safe.

The performances on Sunday 18 February will feature firecrackers between 1.05pm. Please do not be alarmed. Enjoy the Chinese New Year celebrations and have a great time!

Stay safe and look out for each other. If you see something suspicious or anything that appears out of place – don’t ignore it. See it, say it, sorted.


Travel Information

If you are heading to Chinese New Year, there are lots of different ways that you can travel to the event.

There are lots of different ways that you can travel around the China Dream events – Whether you Get There By Train, or by Bus – Plan Your Journey!

Stagecoach, an Official Supporter of China Dream offer a Megarider option – pay once and travel all week! Whether you’re meeting a friend at PRESENCE on Friday or enjoying an evening of projections on Sunday, the more you travel the more you save! Merseyrail run regular rail services to 67 stations across Merseyside with return tickets from just £1.95 – Use Merseyrail’s Journey Planner on our dedicated Travel Page. Your closest stations to CNY celebrations are Liverpool Central and Lime Street Station.

Road Closures

Due to the nature of the Chinese New Year event, there will be planned road closures in Liverpool from 16-18 February 2018 and these will be as follows:

Friday 16 February and Saturday 17 February

Closure of Great George Street and Uppder Duke Street (westbound only) from 7pm.

Sunday 18 February 

Great George Street closed from both ends from 6am.

Bold Street closed to all traffic from 11am.

Duke Street from Hanover St to Kent St closed from 2pm.

Any changes to or additional closures in the wider city area can be found here.

Parking information

There are many car parks available in and around Liverpool. Please be aware, however, that our planned road closures may affect car park access. For further information and rates, please visit:

Liverpool City Council car parks


Liverpool One: Q-Park



Whatever your style or budget there is something to suit all tastes. For all your accommodation needs whilst staying in the area check out our Official Liverpool 2018 Supporter; Hotel Planner.