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Chinese New Year Festival will be celebrated at Keskuskatu and Ice Park on February 15th 2018!

Chinese New Year outdoor event presents dancing lions and dragons and exciting performances by Finnish and Chinese artist groups. Welcome to explore the Chinese market and try out New Year’s delicacies!

The cities of Helsinki and Beijing warmly welcome you to celebrate the Year of the Dog!

Programme on February 15, 2018

Keskuskatu

15:30New Year’s Parade from Narinkka Square to Keskuskatu
16:00Beijing City Contemporary Dance Company: Joyful Lanterns Long Yun Martial Arts Group: Flowing Water Dragon Dance New Year’s Greetings from Silja Line’s Harry the Seal
16:45Beijing Chinese Orchestra: Moonlight over the Spring River Beijing City Contemporary Dance Company: Xiang he ge Lion Dance Long Yun Martial Arts Group: Bruce Lee Beijing Chinese Orchestra: Sheng solo New Year's Greetings from Ähtäri Zoo Pandas
17:40Long Yun Martial Arts Group: Taiji Lion Dance
18:00New Year begins! New Year’s Speeches Beijing City Contemporary Dance Company: Joyful Lanterns Dragon Dance Launch of Helsinki Mini Program for Chinese travellers
18:30Beijing Chinese Orchestra: Bu Bu Gao Beijing City Contemporary Dance Company: Suo lin nang Lion Dance
19:00Long Yun Martial Arts Group: Warrior Year of the Dog at Korkeasaari Zoo Beijing City Contemporary Dance Company: Zodiac Show Dance Dragon Dance
19:40Long Yun Martial Arts Group: Flowing Water Beijing City Contemporary Dance Company: Xiang he ge Lion Dance Dragon Dance
20:20Fireworks over Töölönlahti

Ice Park

16:00MiniMints: Swift Thieves Skate with me! Free use of ice
17:15MiniMints: Swift Thieves Skate with me! Free use of ice
17:45Dragon on Ice
18:00New Year Begins! Free use of ice
18:30Skate with me! Free use of ice
19:30Skate Balance Free use of ice
20:20Fireworks over Töölönlahti

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