Festivities will start in the city centre with a packed programme of performances in partnership with Bullring & Grand Central on Saturday 21 January.

The celebrations will continue in Southside on Sunday 22 January with performances, family activities, food stalls and much more.

Sponsored by Uber Eats and in association with Southside District and The Arcadian, the Sunday programme will celebrate the official first day of the Year of the Rabbit and mark a welcomed return to Southside after three years, with the newly redeveloped Hippodrome Square at the heart of the event.

James Wong, Chair of the Chinese Festival Committee Birmingham said: “We’re thrilled to bring Lunar New Year festivities back to Southside in 2023. As you may have spotted, the name of the event is different from previous years; we have made this change to recognise communities across the world who celebrate the Lunar New Year alongside our Chinese community.

“We have created a fantastic programme of events with our co-producer, Birmingham Hippodrome, which will delight all visitors to the city, more details will be shared soon. We’d like to thank our sponsors and partners and look forward to the city-wide celebrations next month, alongside Bullring & Grand Central.”

Danielle Bozward, Marketing Manager at Bullring & Grand Central said: “We’re excited to build on the success of the festivities in 2022 by bringing firm favourites back to the city centre and working in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome.

“We can’t wait to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit and celebrate with everyone.” The full Lunar New Year 2023 programme will be announced in January.