Where to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 in Bristol

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 in Bristol

Posted on: 09 Jan 2020

Saturday 25 January 2020 marks the beginning of Chinese New Year. 


This year, we celebrate the Year of the Rat; the first of all the zodiac animals. Rats are clever, quick thinkers; but are happy to lead a peaceful life. 


Want to celebrate right here in Bristol? Here’s a few ways you can: 


Woky Fest 2020


On Saturday 25 January, visit Wapping Wharf’s Woky Ko for their annual Chinese New Year celebration: Woky Fest.


Packed with a programme of activities from 11:00, including the University of Bristol’s Chinese Lion Dance Troupe, Woky Fest is an all-day celebration.


Visit the Facebook event page for the latest updates.

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bristol

Wai Yee Hong 


As well as Woky Fest, Wai Yee Hong will also celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rat on Saturday 25 January with an all-day extravaganza.


Their annual free family event will see dance and martial arts performances, as well as the traditional lion dance, with the help of local dance troupes and associations.


To fuel the festivities, Wai Yee Hong’s popular street food market will be popping up for food and face painting.


Catch Masterchef’s Zaleha Olpin and her the non-crispy rendang, Eatchu’s gyoza and lots more.


Wai Yee Hong’s Chinese New Year celebration will also include quiet activities for children; including a craft table and papier-mâché lion head display filled with lots of interesting facts.


For more information, visit the website.

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bristol

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 


At the beginning of February, visit the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for a Chinese New Year weekender, filled with traditional and contemporary performances, stalls and workshops.


In honour of the Year of the Rat, the museum will be running a rat detective trail throughout the museum. Then, finish off with a Chinese-inspired menu in the café.


The museum’s Chinese New Year celebrations are free entry, running between 1 and 2 February, from 11:00 to 16:00 each day.  
Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bristol

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Kate Hutchison


Kate Hutchison, Content Editor of 365Bristol.com

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