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SOUTHAMPTON CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION 2020-The Largest Chinese New Year Celebration On The South Cost Event

10:00 - 16:00
25 January 2020
O2 Guildhall Southampton & Southampton Guildhall Square

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Martine on 023 8063 2601 or email .

Event details

The CNY 2020 Year of the Rat Celebrations also marks the second year in which the City of Southampton has banded together to celebrate the Southampton community. Once again, Southampton City Council and many other Southampton based community groups, education bodies, and businesses, are coming together to bring these celebrations for the benefit, and enjoyment of the Southampton community. Follow our social media threads to find more information about who is collaborating with us for this special occasion.

Date: Saturday 25th January

Location: O2 Guildhall Southampton & Southampton Guildhall Square


10:30am – 13:00pm

Workshop & Chinese Food

Free Entry

13:30pm – 15:30pm

Chinese New Year Extravaganza


Adult: £10.00

Children: £7.50

Family: £30.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

Box office: 023 8063 2601

Ticket on line: Click here for more information


Southampton City’s 2019 CNY Year of the Pig Celebrations exposed millions of people to its activities. The UK Shaolin Temple returns once again to host Chinese New Year 2020 Year of the Rat Celebrations in collaboration with Southampton City Council. Alongside our partners, and collaborators, we will be out in full force this Chinese New Year to see in the Year of the Metal Rat with an array of celebrations taking place over two days: Saturday 25th January 2020 and Saturday 8th February 2020. The celebrations programme sees both well-known and new attractions, performances, and activities that will unite the City of Southampton and celebrate this beloved cultural festival. The line-up includes:

 –  CNY Gala Stage Show

 – Chinese Lantern Festival Parade & Lantern Competition

 –  Arts & Cultural Exhibition

 – Interactive Workshps

 – Chinese Arts & Crafts Stalls

 – Chinese Food Stalls



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