Where to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Birmingham
The Chinese New Year kicks off on Friday 16 February and many people will be celebrating ‘The Year of the Dog’ in a traditional style. There’s lots going on across our vibrant city to mark the occasion, so why not get involved? To help we’ve put together a few ideas of how you could celebrate.
Chinese Quarter (Arcadian, Hurst Street and Ladywell Walk)
Sunday 18 February, 11.30am – 5pm
Who doesn’t love a street party? The most popular way to bring in the Chinese New Year in Birmingham is to join the free festival taking place in our Chinese Quarter, the Sunday following Chinese New Year.
You’d be joining 30,000 other annual visitors to witness acrobats, lion dancers, fire acts and other street performers. With plenty of traditional Chinese street food to get your hands on you’ll be able to eat your fill, explore market stalls, take a spin on fairground rides and get crafty with traditional lantern making.
Treat your taste buds
If you’re a bit of a foodie, why not celebrate by visiting some of the best Chinese restaurants in the city? You’ll want to make sure you’re hungry because there’s a lot to choose from! Try some traditional baked goods in the hidden gem that is Wah Kee Bakery tucked away in the Chinese Quarter or visit Henry Wong, Harborne High Street for more of a fine dining experience.
Check out some of the cities Chinese food guides to help you pick from the wide selection on offer:
The alternative way
Like to celebrate a little differently? While most people have recently been counting down to the New Year, we’ve been counting down to the opening of The Hungry Pooch - Birmingham’s new dog café - coming soon!
The start of 2018 brings closer the opening of the new eatery on Kings Heath High Street that welcomes pooches, pooch owners and pooch lovers! What better way to celebrate the year of the dog? Keep your eye out for updates on when you’ll be able to grab a snack with your four legged friends.
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