Chinese New Year Dragon Parade

- Chinatown

Performers take part in the Dragon Parade as part of Manchester’s Chinese New Year Celebrations to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit. Picture date: Sunday January 22, 2023. PA Photo. This year’s celebrations, organised by the Federation of Chinese Associations of Manchester (FCAM), in partnership with Manchester Business Improvement District (BID) and Manchester City Council, will also see a week long residency of traditional street food stalls in the city’s Piccadilly Gardens from today to Sunday January 29 and a final performance from an illuminated night dragon to close this year’s festivities next Sunday in Piccadilly Gardens. Photo credit should read: Fabio De Paola/PA Wire.

Chinese New Year Dragon Parade
Chinatown, Manchester
Sun 11th Feb, 2024
12pm - 7pm


Manchester will come alive with colour and light in February as the city comes together to celebrate the Year of the Dragon with the return of the legendary Dragon Parade.

The popular parade is set to take place on Sunday 11 February, where thousands of visitors will watch as the famous 175ft Chinese dragon waves its way through the shopping streets.

Taking place from 12pm, the dragon will be accompanied by traditional lion and ribbon dancers, Chinese Opera performers, twelve Zodiac animals and Ancient Army characters, making their way to Manchester’s popular Chinatown, which is celebrating the lunar new year with a live performance stage, fun fair and street food stalls from 12pm – 7pm.