Chinese New Year Parade – This Sunday

恭喜發財 or Happy Chinese New Year!

Schools, dance groups and martial artists are rehearsing their moves in preparation for the Chinese New Year celebrations due to take place this Sunday 17th February from 12 noon at Bankers corner. In total, 18 six people dragons will be joining professional dancers from across Sussex in the first ever Chinese New Year Parade organised by the Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce and Eastbourne Chinese Association as it moves through the town centre before ending at Leaf Hall.

The parade will start at Metro Bank, moving into the Beacon before visiting the Pier and Seaside Road, ending at the Hippodrome Theatre at approximately 2.30pm. Full details of the parade route can be found at

Christina Ewbank, Chief Executive of the Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce said “We’ve been working on the parade for the last two years – and it’s been a joy to help train our community dragons for the big day. There’s a lot of activity planned with 30 flag bearers, a visit from the Lord Lieutenant and over 100 professional Chinese dancers. See you at the parade”