This year Liverpool will be pulling out all of the stops to celebrate Chinese New Year 2019. All of the city's festivities and celebrations will take place over a three-day weekend, from Friday 8th February until Sunday 10th February.

The city’s Year of the Pig events will focus around Liverpool's famous Chinese arch, which was gifted to the city by Shanghai 20 years ago as a symbol of the twinning relationship. Events will take place across the city including St. Luke's Church, Town Hall, Sefton Park, St. George's Hall and Chinatown. Check out the full weekend schedule right here...

Friday 8th February

Lion dancing and Chinese inspired street theatre

This unique show will include lion dancing and Chinese inspired street theatre alongside a projection and pyrotechnic show around the Chinese arch and surrounding buildings.

China Peaks

Journey from Chinese dynasties to modern China with vibrant colours, music, dance and costume. This traditional, yet urban show will run from 8th - 10th February at The Liverpool Playhouse Theatre, Williamson Square.

Saturday 9th February

Lion dancing and Chinese inspired street theatre

This unique show will include lion dancing and Chinese inspired street theatre alongside a projection and pyrotechnic show around the Chinese arch and surrounding buildings.

Chinese Zodiac Masks

Enjoy a day out to the Weston Discovery Centre at World Museum and learn how to use the Chinese calendar and discover your zodiac animal and even make your own zodiac mask to take home. The event will take place until 16th February 2019.

Sunday 10th February

Chinese New Year Pre-Parade

Take a sneak preview of the Chinese New Year celebrations with a mini-parade through the city centre, starting at 1.00pm on Bold Street.

Traditional Celebrations and Street Food Market

Traditional celebrations, such as stage performances street theatre and a firecracker show will take place throughout the day on Great George Square, including Chinese dance and music. The Chinese street food market will also be back and open throughout the day.

Family Zone

Opposite the stage on Great George Square, the family zone will be animated through the afternoon with activities including puppet shows, lantern making workshops and Chinese calligraphy and painting workshops. The family zone will be open from 11.30am - 5.30pm.

Making a weekend of it? Take a look at all of our amazing family room rates right here. For more information on the weekend's events, head to Visit Liverpool.

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