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Chinese New Year in Newcastle

The 2018 Chinese New Year Festival in Newcastle will once more exhibit their traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities, performances, festivities, arts and crafts, dragon parades, lion dances, lighting firecrackers and many exciting Chinese food stalls.

The festival welcomes young and old to share the celebration of Chinese cultural heritage from Newcastle’s Chinese community. It is one of the most celebrated festivals every year and perfect for any group trip or a family vacation.

If you’re flying in from Hong Kong or Singapore to Newcastle and wanting to partake in this Chinese New Year Celebration. We highly suggest booking a reliable coach hire service in Newcastle. It will give you and your group greater convenience and more time for enjoying the festival without worrying to catch a ride with public transport.


Chinese New Year Celebration

Like in many other countries across the globe, Chinese New Year in Newcastle celebrations will also consist of various events and activities. The roads will be closed and expect heavy traffic in the area. The streets will be filled with glowing Chinese lanterns, people dancing with colorful costumes, traditional folk music, market stalls, lighting firecrackers and fireworks. The markets will showcase arts, crafts and culinary food stalls to provide shopping options for everyone.

Many Chinese–United Kingdom families will gather together to spend Chinese New Year with a festive meal. Children will be expecting to receive red envelopes with money (Ang Pao, Lai See, or Hong Bao) coming from the older people. Everyone is guaranteed to enjoy the celebration, full of festive programs organised by Newcastle’s Chinese community.

If your group need overnight accommodation or perhaps longer for your trip. Here are some excellent hotels in Newcastle that your group might want to consider.

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Newcastle Chinatown Chinese New Year

This 2018, Newcastle Chinatown will be the venue that celebrates the Chinese New Year Festival. It will focus on everything that is Chinese including, food vendors and street performers. Visitors will have an opportunity to experience the Chinese lion and dragon dance, fire–eating and fire breathing performance, graceful dancers, martial artists, traditional Chinese folk music, and displays of fireworks and much more.

  • Schedule: Saturday, 17th of February
  • Location: Moonta Street and Gouger Street
  • Time: 10am to 10pm

For more of the famous landmarks to visit in Newcastle, here is the list of places to see whilst visiting.

If you need a group transportation, is also available in providing a low–cost bus hire with a driver to go around the different areas of Birmingham. Your group will get the advantage of having convenience and comfort for the entire trip when booking with So contact us today for bookings or any enquiries.

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