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Since changing to a vegetarian-dairy free diet I’ve visited Manchester’s China Town restaurants countless times and I love discovering new places to eat there. For anyone (like me) who has been meaning to visit the Chinese Arts Centre, now is the perfect time.

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Credit: Visit Manchester.

Here’s how Manchester is celebrating this Chinese New Year – the year of the Horse.

20th January – 6th February: Selfridges has designed a gift card with art work themed around the Chinese New Year, available to purchase at each till.

Lunch time until 8pm Monday 27th  – 8pm Friday 31st January: The Champagne Bar on the 3rd floor of House of Fraser will offering cocktails for half price as well as other offers and events by various beauty concessions across the new year. Perfect excuse to drink cocktails.

Thursday 30th January – Saturday 1st February 12pm – 9pm: St Ann’s Square is hosting a food market and live music. Some of Manchester’s eateries taking part are Red Chilli (I’ve eaten here before and highly recommend them), I Am Pho, Pearl City, Yang Sing and Wong Wong Bakery which I can’t wait to sample.

Sunday 2nd February 1.00pm: Dragon Parade! This is the headline day of the The Chinese New Year festivities. A 175ft dragon will be weaving and dancing it’s way from Albert Sq to China Town. There will also be a funfair, street-food, martial arts and traditional dance. You can learn traditional arts such as calligraphy, tangrams and origami

6.00pm Fireworks! Well it wouldn’t be a Chinese New Year without Fireworks.

Hey, click on the dragon to find more things to do in Manchester.

2 responses to “Manchester Celebrates Chinese New Year In Style”

  1. Kajsa Josephine Avatar

    Admire that you manage a meat free life! I would be the worst vegetarian ever 😉


    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Ah that’s sad. There are so many great tasting meat substitutes available (like mock duck, burgers, mince, spicy chicken and turkey roasts) it’s really easy. Some people just do it for every other evening meal to try it x


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