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Kung hey Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year 2019!

Celebrate the Year of the Pig this February 2019 with another year of vibrant activities and parades in Newcastle. Chinese New Year festivities will be based around the city's China Town along Stowell Street. Families are invited to enjoy free activities and performances for all ages including traditional crafts, dance, music and refreshments. 

Date: Sunday 10 February 2019

Starting time: 11am

Stowell street, Chinatown will be closed off to road traffic.

Events to look out for:

- 11.30am at Old Eldon Square: The traditional dragon and lion dance will be performed at The Green, Old Eldon Square at approximately 11.30am before parading to the arch in Chinatown where it is due to arrive approximately 11.45am.

- 12noon: Speeches from key representatives of the Chinese community and Newcastle City Council at approx 12pm. Chinese Arch, Stowell Street

- 12.30pm at Chinese Arch: The popular traditional Dragon, Unicorn and Lion dances will once again animate the area around the ceremonial Chinese arch on Stowell Street. These will take place from approximately 12:30pm. Expect drummers and firecrackers! 

- 12noon-4pm: The North East Chinese Association presents an exhibition of arts & crafts and food between 12pm - 4pm. North East Chinese Association - Stowell Street

- 11am-4pm: Come along and enjoy the funfair and stalls featuring traditional arts and crafts and Chinese food between 11am - 4pm. Chinese Market & Fairground - Bath Lane



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