Chinese New Year: Main celebration zone

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The fun in Trafalgar Square begins from 11am on Sunday 18 February, as screen shows and a thanksgiving ceremony are followed by firecrackers, speeches and the Lions’ Eye-Dotting Ceremony at 12pm.

Experience traditional dragon and flying lion dances from 12.50pm, ahead of fun-filled stage performances including Chinese dance and music shows, acrobatics, Chinese rock hits, interactive dance sessions and an exciting line-up of artists from China.

If you’re feeling peckish, experience a taste of the Far East with street food dishes from the stalls lining the square throughout the celebrations.

The finale gets underway from 5.30pm with a variety of showstopper performances, a special appearance from TV personality Gok Wan and a spectacular pyrotechnic display, which lights up Trafalgar Square to mark the end of the Year of the Dog festivities.

For the latest updates on the day of the London celebrations, follow the official #CNYLondon hashtag on social media.

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Trafalgar Square

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