First ever lion dance parade comes to Colmore Row as part of Chinese New Year celebrations

23rd January 2014

Chung Ying Central will be bringing in Chinese New Year with a bang by hosting Colmore Row’s first ever lion dance parade on Friday 31st January 2014.

Since opening in December, the restaurant has brought a taste of Chinatown into Colmore Businesses District (CBD) and is pulling out all the stops for a day to remember, whilst ushering in the Year of the Wooden Horse.

Morning commuters will get a chance to see the lion dancers on Snow Hill piazza from 8am and office workers on their lunch, can catch the action outside St Phillips Square from 12noon.

The main lion dance parade will start off at the entrance of Snow Hill Train Station at 5pm, head towards St Philip’s Cathedral and finally end up at the dim sum restaurant and cocktail bar restaurant; but the fun doesn’t end there. Chung Ying Central is also celebrating The Year of The Horse with a VIP celebration at the restaurant that evening.

Offering fresh noodles, delicious dim sum and Oriental cocktails, Chung Ying Central has proved popular with the local business crowd, as well as visitors to the city. CBD’s latest restaurant addition is part of the Chung Ying Group which includes Chinatown’s Chung Ying Cantonese on Wrottesley Street and Chung Ying Garden on Thorp Street.

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After years of celebrating Chinese New Year in the city’s Chinatown area, Chung Ying’s Managing Director James Wong is excited to bring the party to the heart of the city’s financial district,

“According to the Lunar calendar, Friday 31st January is the actual date for Chinese New Year and we’re thrilled to be able to bring the traditional lion dancing to Colmore Row – it’s the first time it’s ever been done! The thundering rhythm of the lion dancers will beat throughout the day and the restaurant will be a hotbed of food, entertainment and dim sum fun all evening.

“2014 is set to be an exciting year for the restaurant and CBD – the Chinese New Year celebrations is just the start, as we have many exciting plans lined up.”

Tahreen Kutub, CBD Events and Communications Manager said, “We are really pleased that for the first time we have a Chinese New Year parade in the CBD area. CBD will get a real flavour of China Town and all eyes will be on the lion dance parade going through the area. It’s great that one of our newest businesses to move into the area is bringing the spirit of China Town for our businesses and visitors to enjoy.”

This event will be a preview to the annual, free public Chinese New Year event on the 2nd February 2014 in the Arcadian in Southside’s Chinatown.

Lion Dance Parade :

Snow Hill Station (17.00) St Philip’s Cathedral (17.10) Chung Ying Central (17.20)

Lion Dance Performances:

  • Snow Hill Station (8.00-8.30)
  • St Phillips Cathedral Square (12.10-12.30)