Say hello to the Year of the Dragon with Newcastle's epic annual Chinese New Year celebrations!
A riot of sound and colour, the extravaganza takes place on Sunday 11th February and features the traditional parade of lion and dragon dances which this year will start at Grey's Monument before winding its way along Blackett Street and Gallowgate and towards the Chinese Arch at Stowell Street.
In Chinatown itself, the festivities will continue with restaurants showcasing delicious Chinese food and arts and crafts activities like Chinese calligraphy. Plus, there'll be stalls and children's rides all day on Bath Lane.
Free and fun for all the family, check out the parade route map here and schedule below and don't miss out on one of the city's most epic events.
10:20am: Lion and dragon demo outside Fujiyama restaurant on Bath Lane
10:50am - midday: Thai chi performances and Chinese music and dancing at the Chinese Arch on Stowell Street
11am - 11:30am: Demonstrations at Grey's Monument from parade participants
11:30am: Parade leaves Grey's Monument arriving at the Chinese Arch at approximately midday