Places to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018

By on February 15th, 2018


Chinese New Year is almost upon us! We’ve put together a list of events across the UK where you can celebrate The Year of the Dog…

(If you live with us at Downing Students, don’t forget to check the social events calendar to see what’s happening at your accommodation!)


Chinese New Year celebrations in Liverpool will kick off on Friday 16th February with a beautiful Lumiere display lighting up one of our accommodation buildings, The Arch! The display will also light up the Chinese Arch in Chinatown and Black-E.

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Join London’s largest Chinese New Year celebrations and experience the colourful parades, fantastic performances and stunning displays in and around Chinatown and London’s West End!

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The University of Exeter’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the biggest in the city (attended by over 2,500 people each year)! To celebrate The Year of the Dog there will be a festival taking place on 4th March 2018, kicking off at 1pm at Buffet City!

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Don’t miss the Chinese New Year Gala on 22nd February 2018! See 40 professional performers put on an unforgettable show at The Guildhall, Cambridge.

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Leeds is getting into the spirit of Chinese New Year with all kinds of activities and celebrations taking place across the city on Friday 16th February.

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Kick off The Year of the Dog with a concert! The Asian Association of Culture will be hosting the Edinburgh Chinese New Year Concert on 22nd February in Usher Hall. Or attend the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business & Communication’s Celebration of Chinese New Year at Heriot-Watt on Monday 26th February.


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On 18th February head to George Square to celebrate Chinese New Year with a buffet, performances and music…

On Friday 23rd February, the Chinese Student Association will be hosting their Chinese Spring Festival at Citizens Theatre! Book your tickets now:


Don’t miss Coventry’s Chinese New Year Gala on 22nd February! The festival will include performances from AcroRock Dance School, Songs from the Voice of Coventry winners, Fork Dances, Comic skits, Modern dance, and musical performances of the Urhu.

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Head to Grey’s Monument on 18th February to celebrate The Year of the Dog and experience the lively parade, dances and themed floats!

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