By Patrick Gottlieb.
Spectacular 175-foot dragon will parade from Manchester Town Hall to Albert Square and Chinatown in celebrations for Chinese New Year on Sunday, 29th January.
Throughout the celebrations there will be traditional dragon dancing, street food, two stages for Chinese dancing, music and acrobats, a funfair and a fantastic fireworks finale.
Building up to the event, from the 26th to the 29th of January, there will be the Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors in Exchange Square, Giant Chinese Golden Dragon in Grenade Square and Chinese Street Food.
This Year, Chinese New Year is the Year of the Rooster, and begins on Saturday January the 28th and lasts until February 15th 2018.
Thousands of people are expected to attend this celebration so to make sure you don’t miss out, here is a list of the times for the activities during the day:
• 12pm – Dragon and music performances, Albert Square
• 1pm – The Dragon Parade, Albert Square to Chinatown
• 12pm to 5pm – Chinese Arts & Crafts, Albert Square
• 1.30pm to 5pm – Stage shows, Chinatown and Albert Square
• 2pm to 5pm – The Lion and the Unicorn with firecrackers, Chinatown
• 12pm to 8pm – Chinese Market, Albert Square and Chinatown
• 12pm to 8pm – Funfair, Chinatown
• 6pm – Fireworks, Chinatown
For more information go to: chinesenewyearmcr.com