Chinese New Year 2017

Central London

  • Main stage: Trafalgar Square, W


  • free

  • 11-Feb-17 to 17-Feb-18

  • All day - see details below.

  • All ages

2017 Date: TBC

Music, dragon processions, dance, stalls, food, entertainment...

After the best ever Chinese New Year celebrations in 2016, we will make 2017 even better!

10am Grand Parade - Commencing north of Trafalgar Square, ending on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Trafalgar Square:
11am Screen Shows.
11.15 Thanksgiving Ceremony
12noon Firecrackers to greet the New Year
12.02 Speeches
12.30 Dragon's Eyes Dottiing Ceremony.
1pm Flying Lion dance & Dragon dance
1.30pm Chinese Variety Show - featuring acrobatics, martial arts & dance
2.45 Beijing Young Cultural Ambassadors - musical performance by children
3.15 Chongqing Chuanju Theatre Performance - opera, singing, acrobatics & dance
4.30 Windpipe Ensemble
5pm Finale - visuals and musical performances, ending with pyrotechnics and a light show on Nelson's Column.
6pm End

Shaftesbury Avenue:
12.30-4.30 Stage Show Lion dance...

Leicester Square:
12.30-5.30pm Traditional Chinese light display, stalls.

12noon-5.30pm. Lion dance

Charing Cross Road:
12.30-4pm Family friendly area with performances & children's activities.

For the day's programme see Mumsnet Westminster's Facebook page, or the lcca website.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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