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Group of red Chinese hanging lanterns lit up.

Welcome the year of the Pig with a range of activities in Preston...

Experience Chinese culture and tradition in celebration of the year of the Pig; the 12th animal in the Chinese zodiac.Yellow origami pig.

Chinese New Year 2019 sees Preston alive with a variety of fun things to see and do for all the family. Witness traditional and colourful Lion Dancers, take part in exciting Chinese crafts, or watch some unique Chinese puppetry. There are plenty activities for you to get involved in.

Chinese New Year Crafts - Sharoe Green Library

Saturday 2 February, 10am-12pm

Aimed at children under 12 years of age, Sharoe Green have an array of crafts to take part in. In this drop-in session you can make bookmarks, masks, and New Year cards.

Chinese calligraphy on a table.Chinese New Year 2019 - The Harris

Saturday 9 February, 11am-3.30pm

The Harris have a packed programme of activities for the whole family, in celebration of the year of the Pig.

The day kicks off with Lion Dancers on the Flag Market at 11am (or inside The Harris if the weather is bad), followed by Preston People's Choir singing Chinese moon poetry to music at 1pm.

Inside The Harris you'll also find plenty things to do and see to suit everyone, including Chinese puzzles, games, crafts, storytelling, and much more.

Chinese New Year 2019 - Preston Guild HallShanghai Theatre Academy on stage performing for Chinese New Year.

Tuesday 12 February, 12pm-2pm

Coming to Preston all the way from Shanghai, the Shanghai Theatre Academy are bringing an exciting programme to the stage in Preston Guild Hall.

The show includes traditional dance, Chinese puppetry, and traditional musical instruments.

Eat and drink

Why not finish off the celebrations with some Chinese cuisine from one of Preston's restaurants or takeaways.

To see what food and drink Preston has to offer see our Eat & Drink Directory

Map addresses for Chinese New Year 2019 in Preston

  • Sharoe Green Library, 8 Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8ED.
  • Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP.
  • Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1HT.