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Chinese New Year 2020

Chinese New Year Gunwharf Quays

We're celebrating the Year of the Rat at Gunwharf Quays, with a fantastic weekend of festivities and fun for all the family.  Join us on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February and experience authentic Chinese celebrations, performances from the Shaolin Temple and incredible offers across the centre... we've got a lot going on. 

Throughout the day we'll be handing out a limited number of red envelopes, containing exclusive discount vouchers to use across stores throughout the centre.  There's something for everyone, so get here early to get your hands on an envelope to make sure you grab a bargain.

From 2.00pm on Saturday we'll also have a dragon weaving its way around the centre and on both Saturday and Sunday hungry lions dancing outside some of our outlet stores on their way to watch the incredible Kung Fu performances in Central Square! Come down and join us for this exciting Chinese New Year 2020 event, and don't forget to plan your journey to the centre.

The Year of the Rat is the first zodiac animal.  According to one myth the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.  

Being the start of the zodiac, 2020 is considered a year of new beginnings and renewals.

On both days, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower will be going red in celebration too and Bose will be providing the sound.


AntlerBuy red suitcase, buy 2nd for £20, selected sizes only
Bedeck20% off Selected lines
Cath Kidston20% off Everything
CK Jeans20% off Sale
CK Underwear20% off Sale
Clarks20% off, Exclusions apply
CoachSpend £300, Save 20%
DieselSpend £300, Get 30% off (Min 2 items)
Dune20% off Everything
Guess20% off New collection
Hour Passion20% off Selected lines, Gift with purchase
Karl LagerfeldSpend £250, save 20%, Spend £350, save 30%
Kate SpadeUp to 60% off, Exclusions apply
KiplingBuy 2 items, get 20% off
Le Creuset50% off Cerise Heart Shaped Casserole
L'OccitaneSpend £80, Receive gift
Lulu Guinness25% off Selected lines
Michael KorsSpend £300, save 20%
Nike10% off Everything
Original Penguin20% off, Exclusions apply
Osprey20% off, Exclusions apply
Polo Ralph Lauren20% off when you buy 3 items or more
RadleySpend £100, save 10%. Spend £200, save 20% excludes sale
SamsoniteSpend £300, save 20%
Ted BakerSpend £300, Receive gift
The Cosmetics Company StoreSpend £50, save 10%, Spend £100, save 20%, Gift with purchase
The Perfume ShopSpend £40, save 15%
The White Company10% off Everything
Tommy Hilfiger20% off Sale
Ugg10% off New lines, 20% off Sale
Under Armour20% off Everything
Watch StationUp to 50% off
Zwilling20% off, Exclusions apply

*Offers available Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February. Exclusions apply, see instore for more details.


Saturday, 1st February, 2-3.30pm

The event will start in Central Square where the dragon will do a series of dances followed by a parade around the Centre, during which the lions will visit selected stores and shower them with good fortune.  Back in Central Square a variety of kung fu demonstrations will follow with an opportunity to get up close to the dragon and lions and get some special photographs.  To finish up, there will be an interactive workshop allowing guests to learn moves from the Shaolin Temple.

Sunday, 2nd February, 2-3.30pm

The dancing lions will be awoken in Central Square before visiting stores around the Centre again spreading good luck.  This will be followed by demonstrations of kung fu and traditional Chinese dancing from the Shaolin Temple and Portsmouth Chinese Association.

Please note some elements of the event will be weather dependent.

Take a look at our previous event.