Liverpool will be bursting with colourful celebrations to welcome the Year of the Dog!
10 years on from the Year of the Rat in 2008, the city of Liverpool will celebrate the year of the Dog with a kaleidoscope of culture, art, sights and sounds.
A three day celebration will take place across Liverpool's Chinatown; an area of Liverpool adorned by an iconic Chinese Arch, that was gifted to the city in 2010 by twin city, Shanghai; The largest outside of China itself.
Lighting up the Chinese Arch and the Black-E there will be projections, music and lighting, that together will tell the story of Liverpool's incredible Chinese history and culture.
Starting from the very beginning, when many Chinese sailors came to Liverpool as part of a new shipping line company, the displays will take spectators on a journey through to present day and beyond to the ambitious future of Liverpool's Chinese cultural ties.
Chinese New Year will be part of the 'China Dream' season, that sees Liverpool embrace contemporary Chinese arts and culture from February 2018 to October 2018.
China Dream will be inspire visitors with a programme including the wonder of the Terracotta Army at the World Museum the Moon Festival and Shanghai Film Festival.
Get to Chinese New Year with Merseyrail
Get there with a Family Day Ticket, it can be used for up to 2 adults and 3 children aged 5 to 15 and costs just £11!
The ticket is valid from 9.30am weekdays and can be used throughout the day on weekends for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network and Northern, Wirral and City line trains within the Merseytravel boundaries.
Or you can buy an All Zone Day Saver that costs just £5.20 for adults and £2.60 for Young People (aged 5 to 18) and can be used from 9.30am weekdays and anytime on weekends for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network.