Chinese New Year in Lancaster

Happy Chinese New year!

2019 welcomes the Year of the Pig. Of all the traditional Chinese festivals, the New Year is the most elaborate, colourful, and important. Everything about the event makes it fascinating and definitely worth seeing.  Chinese New Year is celebrated on different days each year and this year it lands on Tuesday 5th February.

If you choose to visit Lancaster for this year’s Chinese New Year, you are sure to be in for a treat. The Hua Xian Society will be showcasing diversity and creativity in Chinese arts and culture with their city centre carnival.  Find out what’s on offer below…


Lancaster Chinese New Year Carnival 2019 – Sunday 3rd February 2019- FREE

The Carnival returns for one of the most colourful and lively events in Lancaster! Expect another incredible day with streets full of tasty international food, gifts, souvenirs, exciting funfair rides for the family and entertainment throughout the day with artists, musicians and martial arts taking the stage in Market Square.

There will be a funfair in Market Square for kids of all ages to enjoy alongside entertainment throughout the day with music, dance and martial arts taking to the stage from 10am – 4pm.

The Parade will start from 2pm following a path through the high street and circling the city centre around all the main thoroughfares for everyone to take in the lively and colourful performances.

Funfair and Street Markets – 10am to 4pm

Entertainment and Performances – 10am to 4pm

Dragon Parade – From 2pm

Make sure you put this free open festival in your diary and enjoy with family and friends!


新 Xīn 年 nián 快 kuài 乐lè