Happy New Year! In fact, Chinese New Year is upon us once again – usually a great opportunity to immerse ourselves in this vibrant culture and really celebrate. Have you ever witnessed how Manchester celebrates Chinese New Year? Every January to February there is a fantastic atmosphere with lots of fun to be had – and Napoleons Manchester is delighted to be located in the middle of it all.
If you are new to Manchester Chinese New Year celebrations, here is a quick rundown of some of the fun you can come to expect each year, under normal social conditions!
Manchester’s New Year Revelries
Chinese New Year is a fantastic opportunity for the city streets to erupt in cheer, and Manchester really makes the most of it. From street to street across Chinatown and leading down into St Peter’s Square, you will usually find art displays, dance competitions, and even spectacular acrobatics along the way!
What you can usually expect from this part of Manchester at this time of year, is a beautiful tapestry of colourful decorations – paper lanterns criss-crossing the tops of the streets, vivid banners, and decorations – and a firework display or two to really get a sense of authentic Chinese culture.
However, if you have never witnessed the Chinese New Year Manchester has to offer up close, you are going to need to keep a keen eye out for the famous Manchester dragon parade, next time you can visit.
Winding through the streets, a colourful Chinese dragon conga twists and twirls along, to the beat of traditional music and the applause of crowds who have come to follow the dragon’s procession. The Manchester dragon is a must-see feature of the city’s celebrations.
You will find the dragon and all the local celebrations unfolding across the areas of Charlotte Street, Mosley Street, Princess Street and Portland Street from year to year. St Peter’s Square traditionally plays host, and you can always expect big displays and eye-opening colours unfurling across the China Town district.
The Perfect Winter Night Out
If you are looking for an exciting winter night out, the Manchester Chinese New Year celebration customarily offers a rich and evocative display of Chinese culture for visitors to behold. For those interested in branching out from visiting the usual pubs and bars, why not get involved in the big displays and celebrations? The Chinese New Year parade Manchester has to offer year after year really does capture the imagination of people all over the city.
Manchester is a bright, vibrant, and exciting city that we are proud to be a part of. This time of year can be rather sedate elsewhere in the country, which is why the parades and Chinese New Year decorations that light up our city are always worth seeing for yourself! It only comes around once a year, so we recommend adding it to your social calendar, when Chinese New Year celebrations hit the streets of Manchester again.
Cap It All Off
One of the main reasons why Napoleons opened a brand-new casino in Manchester is for the fantastic atmosphere. We bring our own brand of luxury, fun and first-class hospitality to a city that is well known for being colourful and welcoming. Napoleons is the perfect venue to visit on a night out in Manchester – one of the city’s newest venues to explore with friends.
In fact, Napoleons Manchester might just be the best place to head after a night out enjoying the best of Manchester’s Chinese New Year celebrations. As always, we offer a warm welcome to all our guests. That means whether you are heading in for a few drinks and plays, or want to make a full evening of our first-class service, restaurant facilities and casino floor, you can always expect a truly authentic casino experience with Napoleons.
Manchester is a city that is always bursting with fun, and this is never more apparent than around Chinese New Year. As we are fast becoming part of the city scene, and are located close to the heart of China Town, we are going to be looking forward to January and February each year for this very reason.
Chinese New Year 2021 in Manchester may be the exception in a history of spirited annual celebrations but that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to everything the city centre has to offer. If you are planning a much-needed post-lockdown get-together, to celebrate a lockdown birthday or just to let your hair down with friends, take a look at our online booking options. When you next plan to take in the sights and sounds of Manchester’s China Town, make Napoleons Casino part of your celebrations in a city boasting a million different colours.