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Cambridge Lunar New Year Festival 2024

Cambridge Lunar New Year Festival 2024 on 10 February Year of the Dragon is coming soon. Let's get together to celebrate on this important festival day - the Lunar New Year day. There will be 20+ stalls for food and groceries, craft workshops and talks from professionals, as well as activities to keep the kids busy too. Free entry and open to all. Date : 10 February 2024, Saturday (1st day of the Lunar New Year) Venue : Marleigh Community Centre, 2 Jubilee Square, Cambridge, CB5 8BX Door opens : 11:00am – 4:00pm

  • 10th February 2024 - 10th February 2024
  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cambridge Lunar New Year Festival 2024 on 10 February

The lunar new year is approaching fast on 10 February 2024. Come to join us on this cheerful day to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. Being a community event open to all, the Cambridge Lunar New Year Festival 2024 will be the first ever lunar new year event of its kind in Cambridge, organized by Cambridge hand in hand https://www.facebook.com/groups/6140312152652976, a group of HongKonger volunteers who bring together this non-profit making event for the Cambridge communities. Special thanks to the following sponsors for supporting the event:

  • Cambridge City Council
  • The Hill Group
  • Gercke Building Services

Free entry and open to all. Just drop by and we see you there.

Are you interested to learn more about the culture of Lunar New Year? Then come to join us, you wouldn’t be disappointed. The Festival will be held in Marleigh Community Centre consisting of the 215m2 indoor Hall, the Foyer and the outdoor space at Jubilee Square – so a lot will be going on there!

No matter you are street food lovers, Chinese culture enthusiasts, craft hobbyist, or simply like strolling around stalls selling new year foods or items or chit chat with friends, there must be something for you. Children will be excited to explore their talent in a number of interactive workshops on crafts or technology, and the little ones be kept fascinated with traditional tales telling. There will be various performances and inspiring talks too. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/VL8QQzsLJ5UEhLco/ to keep updated on any news and arrangements.

Stalls: hot foods / drinks, Hong Kong street foods / drinks, food stalls, food vans, market truck, New Year items and foods, groceries / snacks, Chinese painting, calligraphy, hand crafts, toys, baking, fashion, and more……

Workshops: 3D toy printing, calligraphy, storytelling / games, personal development, crafts, music therapy.

Talks / Performances: music, guitar, piano, legal topics, property transactions / management, sports science, education / career path.

Tips:

*This is a green event, please bring your own serve wares and cutlery, or purchase at a charge.

*Bring some cash, some vendors are small businesses and accept cash only.

*Pets are not allowed indoor as we anticipate the venue may be quite crowded.

*If you have food allergy or intolerance, please check with the vendors / caterers beforehand.

Getting there:

Parking

Please park your car in the Park & Ride. It is 100m walk to the venue. There are 800 spaces, 15 disabled bays, parking is free for 18 hours and it is open 24/7. There is a height barrier. There is no suitable parking in Marleigh: only a few short-stay bays and one disabled bay.

Buses

Park & Ride buses, such as no. 3 & PR2, run every 15 minutes to and from Cambridge. An all-day ticket is £3.50 for one person, £6.50 for a small group or £10.50 for up to 5 adults. For next bus real time info, go to https://moovitapp.com/east_anglia-2102/poi/en. Contactless payment is available on all buses.

Walking and Cycling

Marleigh has an internal, off-road, active travel corridor running east-west which is a spur off the Chisholm Trail at the Abbey-Chesterton Railway Bridge over the River Cam. Bike parking is available outside the centre.

Taxis

Pick up and drop off at the Park & Ride bus station. Local firm Panther Taxis on 01223 715715.

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