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12 January 2024

How to Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Manchester

2024 is the year of the Dragon and it’s time to see the best ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year right in the heart of Manchester. With thousands of red lanterns, parades, and delicious food to enjoy in Manchester, so why not try our favourite ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year in the city.

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Dance with the Dragon down Portland Street

Over the Lunar New Year weekend - from the 10th to the 11th of February in case you missed it - there’s so much to see and do in Manchester so that you can celebrate the festivities the right way. From 12pm on the 10th the famous dragon parade will take place with Chinese opera performers making their way through the city to Chinatown – an authentic performance we wouldn’t miss for the world. Streets in Chinatown will also be hosting tasty food stalls, a live performance stage, and a fun fair from 12 until 7 pm across the two days. So why not watch the streets light up this Lunar New Year as the city fills with music, lanterns, and some good authentic food? We’ll of course be there dressed the part and gorging on all the delicious food - points if you spot us.

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Happy Lunar New Year with Happy Seasons

Hidden within the streets of Chinatown is Happy Seasons, one of our favourite authentic Asian restaurants in the city, and what makes it even better is that it’s family-owned, how perfect. With all your tasty favourites on the menu, there’s so much to choose from to feel at home this Lunar New Year if you’re unable to spend time with your family and friends at home. The prawn toast… the chow mein… salt and pepper chicken… these dishes are all so good from Happy Seasons that it’d be rude NOT to come here this Lunar New Year. We love it.

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Ramen and a rumble – what more to love

House of Fu is the place to get some good food and have fun at the same time. So, if you want some good ol’ food, an aesthetic atmosphere, and a sing on the karaoke – yes, you read that right – then this is the place to be this Lunar New Year. With late-night ramen, cocktails, and karaoke, this is the perfect place to visit after a long day of celebrations in Chinatown. It’s one of our favourite late-night dinner spots in the city where you can get the tastiest and most authentic Asian cuisine, like shoyu chicken ramen, a yuzu margarita, and a sing-along to ‘Up Town Girl’ – what a way to spend the Lunar New Year with friends – and you never know, you might see us there…

With so much to see and do in Manchester this Lunar New Year, it’s time to get cultural and enjoy the best of what Manchester has to offer with the Lunar New Year fast approaching. From celebrations in the afternoon to cocktails and karaoke in the evening, there’s so many ways to celebrate with your friends and family this year. Oh, and don’t forget to give your loved ones a red envelope to welcome in the new year.