Chinese New Year travel

Chinese New Year (8 to 10 February 2019) celebrations are Birmingham at its best. Three days of celebration in the heart of our city, with performances from dancers and acrobats, markets stalls, family crafts, a fun fair, and the incredible parade of lion and dragon dancers through Bullring and Grand Central.

Lots of visitors are expected, especially on Saturday 9 February, so the roads are likely to be busy. Try to avoid driving into the city centre if at all possible; there are convenient bus, rail and metro services from across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

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If you’re travelling in a group, there are some great group ticket offers available, and remember that season ticket holders can add friends and family members for as little as £1 on the bus or train.

If you have no choice but to drive, think carefully about which car park you use – the closest facilities are also likely to be the busiest and you may get stuck in traffic when arriving and leaving. We recommend using car parks further from the busier shopping area and walking to the Bullring and Grand Central – a good boost to your step count for the day.

View all Birmingham City Council city centre car parks.

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