If this is your first time celebrating Chinese New Year in Liverpool you're in for a real treat! There is a whole host of exciting and immersive events going on across the city over the next couple of weeks and our student community play a huge part in making them as successful as they are every year.
Building up to the main day of activity, thousands of Chinese lanterns will adorn the city centre streets, and a number of buildings will be illuminated in red in honour of the new year – signifying good fortune and joy to everyone. These buildings are the Cunard Building, Liverpool Town Hall, St George’s Hall, Central Library, World Museum, Open Eye Gallery, Everyman & Playhouse Theatres and Mersey Tunnels George’s Dock Building.
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On the main day of celebration, starting at 11am (and finishing around 5pm) there is a packed schedule of events taking place including aerial demonstrations, family workshops, a fairground and the hugely popular dragon, unicorn and lion parades. There will also be the annual (and iconic) street performances around the Chinatown area at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
You can see a detailed overview of the full schedule here
There will also be events taking place within Halls and the University and we'll be sharing more information of this soon...