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Durham City Chinese New Year Celebrations

Published January 28, 2019 11.35am

A day of celebrations will welcome in the Chinese Year of the Rat.

Join us on Saturday 1 February to celebrate with traditional music, dancing, storytelling and arts across Durham City Centre. 

Traditional Lion Dance

Traditional Lion dancers will perform around the city centre throughout the afternoon. Performance timings will be available from January 2020. 

Free activities

Durham Town Hall will be hosting a range of activities featuring Chinese themed performances by schools, traditional Chinese music songs and dance. 

Clayport Library will host language taster sessions and storytelling sessions throughout the day. Children will also enjoy creating some Chinese themed arts and crafts to take home.  

Full programme details and timings will be available from January 2020. 

Supported by

Chinese New Year celebrations and activities are supported by Durham Chinese School, Durham Markets, Durham University and the Chinese Students' and Scholars Association (CSSA).




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