Celebrate Chinese New Year in the City

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Birmingham’s Chinese New Year celebrations are back, and this year they’re bigger than ever with multiple events taking place across the city.

Following on from the success of last year’s celebrations, this year will see the event capacity double in size with two stages, lion dances, funfair rides, street food and traditional entertainment taking over Southside on Sunday January 29.

Events will kick off on Friday January 27 through to Thursday February 2. Organised by Chinese Festival Committee and jointly managed by Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Hippodrome the two stages will be located on Hurst Street and outside Chung Ling.

Birmingham Hippodrome is also taking part in the festivities with traditional performances outside its main entrance and children’s workshops in the Patrick Centre.

The Arcadian Centre will have a host of stalls and street food as well as a large marquee with a seating area.

James Wong, Chairman of the CFC-B and Managing Director of Chung Ying Restaurant Group said:

This is my second year in running the festival and I always had ambitions to make it bigger. The plans have really come together and I’m proud that we’re able to welcome the Year of the Rooster on such a grand scale.

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Take a look at the rest of the events taking place across the city!

Chinese New Year on Colmore Row | January 27 | 1 – 2pm

A traditional Chinese Dragon and Chinese Lions will pop up in Colmore Row on Friday 27 January to bring the ‘Year of the Rooster’ celebrations to the city’s commercial district. 

Celebrations at Southside | January 29 | 11am – 4pm

Head to Southside for a host of free performances and events. With performances running all day, there’s plenty to see and do for all the family.

Festival of Spring at ICC | February 2

An evening full of culture from martial arts and dances, to Tai Chi and even some magic; Festival of Spring is an event not to be missed!

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