Chinese New Year 2017

Central London

  • Main stage: Trafalgar Square, W


  • free

  • 28-Jan-18 to 24-Jan-21

  • All day - see details below.

  • All ages

FREE: Sunday January 2018. DATE TBC.

London's Trafalgar Square and Chinatown will once again be home to the spectacular celebration of the Chinese New Year...

London's festivities, which are the largest outside Asia, will include a gravity defying lion dance, light show and hundreds of performers from China and the UK. Martial arts by Shaolin monks and traditional Chinese puppets show from Guangdong will be among the main attractions.


10am Grand Parade Commencing north of Trafalgar Square.

Trafalgar Square:
11am Screen Shows.

11.15 Thanksgiving Ceremony

12noon Firecrackers to greet the New Year
Dragon's Eyes Dotting Ceremony.

12.50pm Flying Lion dance & Dragon dance

1.10pm Chinese Variety Show - featuring acrobatics, martial arts & dance

3pm-5pm Hong Kong Drum Ensemble, choir, Guangdong Art Troupe...
5.30pm Finale - spectacular visuals and musical performances.

6pm End

Shaftesbury Avenue
12-5pm Family Stage Shows

12noon-6pm. Lion dance

Charing Cross Rd
12-5pm Hong Kong stage.

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

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