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Chinese New Year in Liverpool 2021

Watch the iconic Dragon, Unicorn, and Lion Dancer parades and lots of cultural activities in the heart of Liverpool’s Chinatown

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

Located south of the city center, Liverpool's Chinatown is one of the oldest in Europe. It also boasts the largest Chinese Arch outside of China. During the annual Lunar New Year Celebration, Chinatown looks especially festive due to numerous red lanterns. There's also red illumination on some of Liverpool’s landmarks such as Town Hall, Central Library colonnades, the Cunard Building, St George’s Hall, World Museum Liverpool, and George’s Dock Building.

Spring Festival in Liverpool has a modern twist thanks to unusual performances and art that blend traditional and contemporary styles. Stop by the street stage to watch numerous music acts, dances, martial arts, aerial demonstrations, and theater. One of the Lunar New Year highlights is the Dragon, Unicorn, and Lion Dancer parade taking place at Nelson Street at about 11:30 am.

Family-friendly activities are available at Great George Square where a paper-folding workshop, Chinese Zodiac badge-making, calligraphy, painting as well as other arts and crafts will keep the younger ones entertained. There's also a stage for circus and music. Great George street features a Chinese market with souvenirs and food for sale. The celebration lasts approximately until 5 pm.

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