Chinese New Year Southampton 2023

Chinese New Year celebrations return to Southampton’s city centre to usher in Chinese New Year Southampton 2023, Year of the Rabbit. We’ll be marking the Lunar New Year with a programme of fun and frivolity in the spirit of the Rabbit’s happy nature. We’ll be hosting an original stage show, free workshops, Lion and Dragon dancing and many more favourite activities. Our main Chinese New Year event is on Saturday 21st January 2023, and our Lantern Festival marks the end of the two week holiday on Saturday 4th February 2023.


2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit and its animal symbolises a calm energy, and an easy-going nature. Our festivities pay homage to the rabbit’s attributes by sharing ways to ease into the new year, as well as, celebrating all of the fun of the holiday. There will be plenty of activities for people of all ages to enjoy and we can’t wait to share more with you very soon.

Follow us across all social media platforms for more exciting updates on the programme. Southampton CNY2023 is brought to you by WeCommunity and UK Shaolin, in partnership with Southampton City Council and Mayflower Studios (MAST).