Chinese New Year in Newcastle


Chinatown, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4YB


Chinese New Year celebrations have now passed - check back for me information for 2021 celebrations in NewcastleGateshead. See below for details from 2020 to give you an idea of what to expect but please note - these details are now out of date and will change. 

Kung hey Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year 2020!

Celebrate the Year of the Rat in January 2020 and welcome in Chinese New Year in Newcastle with another year of vibrant activities and parades in the city centre. Chinese New Year festivities will be based around the city's China Town along St Andrew's Street. Families are invited to enjoy free activities and performances for all ages including traditional crafts, dance, music and refreshments. 

Date: Sunday 26 January 2020

Starting time: 11.20am

Events to look out for:

- 11.20am at Old Eldon Square: The Chinese New Year Parade will be performed at The Green, Old Eldon Square in the centre of Newcastle at approximately 11.30am before parading via Gallowgate to the Chinese arch in Chinatown. Walk alongside the parade along Stowell Street to Chinatown.

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

- The popular traditional dragon and lion dances will take place around the ceremonial Chinese arch on Stowell Street at approximately 12.30pm.

- Enjoy an exhibition of arts and crafts as well as food at the North East Chinese Association on Stowell Street between 12pm - 4pm.

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

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Chinese New Year 2025 - DETAILS TO FOLLOW THESE DATES ARE A GUIDE ONLY (31 Jan 2025)

* Parade starts at about 11.30am TBC for 2021

What's Nearby

  1. Bishop Auckland People's Museum

    The People’s Museum is situated in the old Hippodrome.

    21.71 miles away
  2. The Manor House

    The Manor House is a fine example of a Queen Anne mansion house in the centre of…

    23.02 miles away
  3. Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park

    Gulliver’s Valley Resort opened in 2020 and is located next to Rother Valley Country Park…

    112.99 miles away
  4. Inflata Nation

    A 14,000 square feet inflatable bounce arena jam packed full of bouncy, adrenaline…

    173.61 miles away
  1. The Pottery Place

    Oxfordshire’s best Paint-Your-Own Pottery and Craft Studio, offering a range of…

    220.13 miles away
  2. Portsdown - SSSI

    Take in the flora and fauna as well as the views from Portsdown Hill.

    285.51 miles away
  3. Portsmouth Harbour - SSSI

    Portsmouth Harbour is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

    287.87 miles away
  4. The Lost Crypt Escape Room

    A brand new Escape Room attraction on the Isle of Wight, and the UK’s first Escape Room…

    293.85 miles away
  5. Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM

    Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum reopened after a multi-million pound refurbishment…

    304.03 miles away
  6. Oldway Gardens

    Oldway gardens are beautiful grade ll heritage gardens to found in Paignton in the heart…

    323.3 miles away
  7. Porth Joke Beach

    A small attractive cove, also known as Polly…

    348.19 miles away
Previous Next