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Southampton Chinese Lantern Festival

4 February 2023 :3:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Chinese Lantern Festival in Southampton marks the official closing of the 2023 Chinese New Year Celebrations Year of the Rabbit. Like many Chinese New Year customs, the Lantern Festival promotes togetherness; where family and friends reunite amidst the glow of many lanterns. This year UK Shaolin and the WeCommunity brings these beloved celebrations to Southampton City.

Join us our Chinese Lantern Festival celebration from 15:30pm – 17:00pm at Southampton Guildhall Square on Saturday 4th February 2023. The festivities continue at UK Shaolin Centre (Marlands Shopping Centre – 2mins walk from Guildhall Square) with a live performance of Chinese Dance, Lion Dance, Music, and Shaolin Kung Fu from 18:00pm – 20:00. Purchase your ticket for the live show from the link shown

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.

Southampton Chinese Lantern festival is hosting a colourful lanterns display for everyone to experience and enjoy the occasion.

At our celebrations, we have many activities and workshops, as well as, spectacular demonstrations including traditional lion and dragon dance, food and drink stores, arts and crafts, the celebration also features other workshops to boost your inspiration and mental health including arts, meditation, and Qi Gong workshops and a special Chinese noodle workshop.


4 February 2023
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Guildhall Square and UK Shaolin Centre