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Chinese New Year

Ring in the Chinese New Year with a free day-long festival of colour and sound in Newcastle’s Chinatown.

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A close up of a Chinese dragon

Join us for a spectacular celebration as Newcastle's vibrant Chinatown comes alive on Sunday 11th February with the enchanting festivities of the Chinese New Year. Nestled in the heart of the city, Newcastle's Chinatown stands proudly as one of only five in England, providing the perfect backdrop for a splash of colour, sound and taste.

The focal point of the celebrations in 2024 is the much-anticipated parade which will return to the heart of city. Starting at 11am at the iconic Grey's Monument, the parade is set to sweep you off your feet with an incredible showcase of dancers, performers, and cultural displays.

From there, it will wind along the lively thoroughfares of Blackett Street and Gallowgate, culminating in a triumphant procession towards the renowned Chinese Arch at Stowell Street.

Arriving at Stowell Street you’ll experience a series of performances and displays before the iconic Lion and Dragon make their way through the businesses of the street, blessing them for the year ahead. You'll also find stalls lining Bath Lane at the end of Stowell Street, offering up mouth-watering treats from the likes of Chilli Padi, crafts, and all sorts of traditional goodies - the perfect celebration to kick-off off the lunar year with a dazzling array of activities.

It’s the perfect family-friendly activity where you can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, packed with lively performances and a unique opportunity for both locals and visitors to come together, fostering a sense of community spirit and appreciation for the rich tapestry of cultures that make up the city.

For more information on the event, head over to their dedicated Facebook page.


Stowell Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Sunday 11th February



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