Chinese New Year in Madrid
Year of the Dog Celebrations 2018!

Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year celebrations are becoming quite popular in Madrid where there is a sizable Chinese population.

The suburb of Usera, Plaza de España and the Chinese Cultural Center are at the epicenter of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Madrid. Activities are organized by the various sponsors, community organizations, the Chinese Embassy, the Confucius Institute, the Chinese Cultural Center and many others.

The celebrations are held over a couple of weeks, with the main festivities held during Chinese New Year's Day or a subsequent weekend.

Kids will enjoy the open air events which typically include the lion dances, Kung Fu exhibitions, cultural performances as well as a market with traditional handicrafts, and of course the Dragon Parade. There are also concerts, workshops, food events, etc. Here's what's happening this year:

Chinese New Year Events in Madrid 2018

Welcoming The Year Of The Dog Chinese New Year Parade

A fantastic dragon parade will welcome the Year of the Dog on New Year's Day in the Suburb of Usera.

Participants include the many Chinese Associations, sports clubs and other educational groups, all colorfully dressed in traditional garb and the elders sporting imperial robes.

It is always a very colorful and lively event and great fun for children to learn about Chinese culture and traditions!

Lion Dancers parade through the streets and plazas...

Lion Dancers Parade in Madrid during Chinese New Year

These are colorful and noisy events with energetic performers and lots of drumming and cymbal action...

Lion Dancers Parade in Madrid during Chinese New Year

Lion Dancers Parade in Madrid during Chinese New Year

There is of course also the majestic dragons parading through the streets of the suburbs and spreading good luck to all...

Dragon Parade in Madrid during Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Parade 2018

When?: Sunday February 18, 2018 - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm After the parade you can enjoy some great authentic Chinese Food at the Food Truck Fair set up at Plaza de la Junta frente a la carpa.

Where?: Barrio de Usera
Parade Route: Starts at Colegio Central Manuel Muñoz SL, c/ Manuel Muñoz, 9, c/ Marcelo Usera - Av. De Rafaela Ibarra - c/ Dolores Barranco

How Much?: FREE!

More Info: Chinese New Near Parade in Madrid (en español)

Chinese New Year Fair in Usera 2018

What?:Games, food trucks, cultural performances, tea ceremonies, arts and craft demos, martial arts...

When?: Saturday February 17, 2018 - 11:30 am to 7:30 pm

Where?: Carpa Feria Junta de Distrito de Usera, EMT: 6,60, 81 / Metro: Usera y Plaza Elíptica-L6 (Circular)

How Much?: FREE!

More Info: Chinese New Year Fair in Usera (en español)

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Chinese New Year Fireworks in Usera 2018

What?: Fantastic fireworks display

When?: Saturday February 17, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Where?: Lago de Pradolongo junto al templete

How Much?: FREE!

More Info: Chinese New Year Fireworks in Usera (en español)

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Chinese New Year Fair at Plaza de España

It's a great carnival atmosphere for kids who get to enjoy the bright lanterns, the dragons and lions, many shows, parades and games...

Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year in Madrid

At the festival, there are a number of performances, from acrobatics, Chinese Opera, folk dances, etc. Kung Fu shows are some of the most popular...

Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year Fair at Plaza de España 2018

When?: Saturday and Sunday February 24 - 25, 2018 - 11:00 am

Where?: Plaza De España

How Much?: FREE!

More Info: Chinese New Near in Madrid Plaza de España Fair (en español)

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Chinese New Year Gastronomic Feasts

This is a series of fantastic food events featuring Chinese Master Chefs and a number of Chinese restaurants offering special Chinese New Year menus to commemorate the ocassion.

What?: Chef Scott Xu (Shenzhen, China)
When?: February 9 - 15, 2018
Where?: Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques

What?: "China Taste" 20 local Chinese restaurants offer special menus for Chinese New Year
When?: February 9 - March 11, 2018
Where?: See list of participating restaurants and menus offered here.
How Much?: EUR20 +

More Info: www.chinataste.es (en español)

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Concerts, Workshops, Exhibitions at the Chinese Cultural Center

  • Chinese New Year Concert 2018 - February 15, 2018 - 7:30 pm

  • Art and Design Exposition - February 12 - 24, 2018

  • Cultural Journey "Feliz Año Nuevo Chino 2018" - February 17, 2018 - 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Chinese Film Festival - February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Where?: Chinese Cultural Center in Madrid - General Pardiñas 73, 28006

How Much?: Free. Some events require advance reservation.

More Info: Centro Cultural de China en Madrid (en español)

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Red Lanterns decorate Plaza de Espana for Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year in Madrid





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