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.
|Antler||Buy red suitcase, buy 2nd for £20, selected sizes only|
|Bedeck||20% off Selected lines|
|Cath Kidston||20% off Everything|
|CK Jeans||20% off Sale|
|CK Underwear||20% off Sale|
|Clarks||20% off, Exclusions apply|
|Coach||Spend £300, Save 20%|
|Diesel||Spend £300, Get 30% off (Min 2 items)|
|Dune||20% off Everything|
|Guess||20% off New collection|
|Hour Passion||20% off Selected lines, Gift with purchase|
|Karl Lagerfeld||Spend £250, save 20%, Spend £350, save 30%|
|Kate Spade||Up to 60% off, Exclusions apply|
|Kipling||Buy 2 items, get 20% off|
|Le Creuset||50% off Cerise Heart Shaped Casserole|
|L'Occitane||Spend £80, Receive gift|
|Lulu Guinness||25% off Selected lines|
|Michael Kors||Spend £300, save 20%|
|Nike||10% off Everything|
|Original Penguin||20% off, Exclusions apply|
|Osprey||20% off, Exclusions apply|
|Polo Ralph Lauren||20% off when you buy 3 items or more|
|Radley||Spend £100, save 10%. Spend £200, save 20% excludes sale|
|Samsonite||Spend £300, save 20%|
|Ted Baker||Spend £300, Receive gift|
|The Cosmetics Company Store||Spend £50, save 10%, Spend £100, save 20%, Gift with purchase|
|The Perfume Shop||Spend £40, save 15%|
|The White Company||10% off Everything|
|Tommy Hilfiger||20% off Sale|
|Ugg||10% off New lines, 20% off Sale|
|Under Armour||20% off Everything|
|Watch Station||Up to 50% off|
|Zwilling||20% 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.