Cardiff, Events, Food & Drink

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Red Dragon Centre

To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Red Dragon Centre will be hosting a special afternoon of free, traditional Chinese New Year activities on Sunday 22nd January.

The Cardiff Confucius Institute will be marking the Year of the Rabbit with a variety of workshops including lantern making, paper cutting, calligraphy and even a chopsticks technique competition.

Visitors will also have the chance to meet a traditional Chinese Lion who will celebrate with passers-by at the Centre at 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm.

The Cardiff Confucius Institute helps share Chinese culture and language in Wales, as well as supporting collaboration between Wales and China.

The Centre’s Japanese restaurant, Volcano, is also offering a free child’s meal with every full-paying adult diner on the day*.


Dr Catherine Chabert, Executive Director of Cardiff Confucius Institute said: “It is so wonderful be coming back to the Red Dragon Centre where we have had many happy Chinese New Year celebrations. New Year is a joyous time in the Chinese calendar and we are looking forward to meeting lots of people and sharing the festivities with them.”


Emma Constantinou, Marketing Manager at Red Dragon Centre, said: “We have traditionally celebrated Chinese New Year at the Centre, with Covid curtailing celebrations for the last few years. I’m thrilled to welcome the Cardiff Confucius Institute back this year and look forward to celebrating with them.”


The workshops will be held on Sunday 22nd January between 12-4pm and are all free to attend.


The Red Dragon Centre, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022, is Cardiff Bay’s leading entertainment venue houses a multitude of interactive, lifestyle and food and drink venues including Odeon Cinema, the home of Wales’ only IMAX screen, the Hollywood Bowl, Grosvenor Casino, Simply Gym, Bella Italia, Five Guys, Spice Route, Volcano, Cardiff Bay Tavern, Cadwaladers and Zaika.

For further information about The Red Dragon Centre and the latest venue openings, visit or follow the Centre on Facebook.


*valid for children under 140cm, only for the all you can eat menu.

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