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The Chinese Year of the Pig starts on 4 February 2019 and finishes on 24 January 2020. Join in the Chinese New Year celebrations at these special Bristol events:

Year of the Pig celebrations at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (2-3 February, 10am-4pm)

Hoof it over to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to welcome in the Year of the Pig with spectacular traditional and contemporary performances, stalls, workshops and activities. Go on a pig detective trail, check out stalls featuring elements of Chinese culture and pop into the shop for beautiful Chinese goods, before tasting a delicious Chinese-inspired menu from the museum’s café.

chinese new year bristol museum & art gallery

Image - Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, credit Adam Saunders

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Chinese New Year at Woky Ko: Kauto (7 February)

Up at Woky Ko: Kauto on Queens Road, opposite the Wills Memorial building, the team will be holding a special Chinese New Year dinner serving up crispy duck pancake wraps, braised pork bao with apple and peanut powder, salt & pepper squid, rare beef onglet steak with black bean jus, tenderstem broccoli with Togarashi miso and crispy shallots, egg fried rice and salted caramel bao.

Tickets (available through Wriggle) are £27.50, include a glass of Prosecco on arrival. To add to the festive atmosphere, Woky Ko: Kauto will be showing classic Bruce Lee films during the evening event. 

WokyFest at Woky Ko: Cargo (9 February, 12pm-9pm)

Wapping Wharf will once again be marking the Chinese New Year with a family-friendly, day-long mini festival - Woky Fest, hosted by Cargo’s award-winning Asian restaurant Woky Ko. The Harbourside location will be awash with red light, traditional decorations, lanterns and lights and there will be two traditional Chinese lion dances (one at 2pm, another at 7pm) with drums, cymbals and costumes, intended to bring good fortune for the Year of the Pig. Dine at Woky Ko, or get your chops around squid cones and sweet & sour chicken at the street food stall outside Woky Ko: CARGO. 

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Image - Wokyfest

Chinese New Year at Wai Yee Hong (9 February, 11am-2pm)

Chinese supermarket Wai Yee Hong have big plans to see in the Chinese Year of the Pig; traditional live firecrackers, an incredible lion dance, kung fu demonstrations, crafts and face painting. As well as entertainment, there will be delicious street food to get your snout around at the New Year Festive Market from some of Bristol’s favourite market traders. Take your pig from Chinese pastries and sweet wife cakes, fantastic gyoza from Eatchu, Japanese food from She Sells sushi, vegan and veggie Indian street food from Gopal’s Curry Shack, Masterchef 2018’s Zaleha Olpin’s Malaysian Kitchen and lots more!

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Image - Wai Yee Hong

Chinese New Year at Cathay Rendezvous (3 February, 7pm)

On olde world King Street, this Chinese restaurant inhabits an impressive building - designed in 1738, it was the first purpose-built library in England. Serving authentic oriental cuisine that spans the main gastronomic regions of China, this is a Bristol institution that has drawn local and national celebrities (you can see who on the wall!) 

Book a table for 3 February to coincide with their Lion Dance Performance to celebrate the Chinese New Year (but hurry, tables are almost all gone).

Cathay Rendezvous - chinese new year bristol

Image - Cathay Rendezvous

Year of the Pig celebration at Rainbow Casino (12 February, 10pm)

In Chinese culture, pigs are a symbol of wealth, so it's fitting (if you play your cards right of course) that the Rainbow Casino are holding a Year of the Pig celebratio . There'll be traditional festivities such as a colourful Lion Dance featuring 'Pigsy', a traditional Chinese buffet and cash prize draw.

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WokyFest at Woky Ko CARGO

WokyFest is back at Wapping Wharf for 2019 with a day of family friendly fun to celebrate Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year 2019 at Wai Yee Hong
Chinese New Year, Bristol 2019

Join in the Chinese New Year celebrations! There will be traditional live firecrackers, lion dance, kung fu, dancing, crafts, street food and face painting!

Cathay Rendezvous
Cathay Rendezvous

Beloved in Bristol for over 30 years, family-operated Cathay Rendezvous serves high quality authentic and modern Chinese cuisine, in the first purpose-built library in England.

Rainbow Casino
Rainbow Casino

Rainbow Casino, situated in Bristol Harbourside is the perfect destination to start, spend and end your night out.