Chinese Dragon spotted in Birmingham ahead of Lunar New Year

Birmingham Hippodrome CEO, Jon Gilchrist joined representatives of the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee and the Birmingham Chinatown Business Association in Southside ahead of Birmingham’s Lunar New Year celebrations.

Birmingham’s Lunar New Year Festival shines a spotlight on the fantastic talent within the region and celebrates the many communities marking the Lunar New Year on Sunday 11 February, which this year welcomes in the Year of the Dragon.

Running from 12:00 until 6:00 on Sunday 11 February, guests can expect all the favourites from the traditional waking of the Dragon ‘Dim Jing’ to Lion and Dragon dances representing power, strength and good luck.

It will be a day of performance from Tai Chi to Chinese Opera to K-pop dance to martial arts showcases. You can join in with family activities and face painting, visit the craft market stalls and come along to the spectacular firework finale.

Lunar New Year 2024 is produced by Birmingham Hippodrome with Principal Partners Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee and Birmingham Chinatown Business Association, Uber Eats return as sponsors of the Festival Stage, the heart of the celebrations on Hippodrome Square.

This year’s Lunar New Year festival is supported by Bentley, Southside District, The Arcadian and Berkeley St Joseph with additional support from Birmingham Rainbow Casino. 

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