Chinese New Year at Kildare Village

Kildare Village, nestled within landscaped grounds with an authentic village atmosphere, is the perfect luxury shopping destination and promises a great day out.

You will find it difficult to resist temptation, with 100 boutiques, including Prada, Moncler and Coach, offering up to 60% off the recommended retail price all year around.

Also, enjoy a jam-packed programme of Chinese New Year celebrations at Kildare Village between 11am – 5pm on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 of February:

Kildare Village will come alive with an explosion of colour and music as  Dragon and Lion dance performers parade through the Village to celebrate the beginning of a new lunar year.

Visitors will also be able to savour some delicious authentic Chinese street food with Bite of China by Green Dragon Well. Taking inspiration from Shanghai and New York’s Chinatown, enjoy increasingly popular Chinese Bubble Tea, green teas, candied fruit skewers, dumplings, bao buns and noodles.

Kildare Village are delighted to welcome traditional sugar painting artist Huang Hongmei from Shanghai, who will offer visitors to the Village a rare opportunity to witness and sample the traditional Chinese form of folk art of sugar painting.  Mrs Huang Hongmei uses hot, liquid sugar to create intricate two-dimensional figures. The paintings are edible, but some consider them too good to eat!

On Sunday, as a special highlight, Kildare Village customers can find out what the Year of the Dog has in store with Hong Kong-born Chinese Astrology expert Ting-Foon Chik. Foon will be providing personalised ’four pillars’ horoscope readings for visitors, offering insights into what to expect in the year ahead!

Thinking of taking up an Eastern-inspired activity in 2018? Throughout the weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy demonstrations in Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Kungfu.

There will be lots of fun ways to welcome the Year of the Dog, with children’s craft workshops led by Chinese artist Angela Wang and face-painters from Dublin Body Paint transforming younger Kildare Village visitors into their favourite animal from the Chinese Zodiac!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

  • 1pm-4pm Kildare Village will come alive with an explosion of colour and music as Dragon and Lion dance performers parade through the Village to celebrate the beginning of a new lunar year.
  • 11am-5pm: Traditional sugar painting by artist Huang Hongmei will offer guests to the Village a rare opportunity to witness and sample the traditional Chinese form of folk art of sugar painting. The paintings are edible, but some consider them too good to eat!
  • 11am-5pm: Face-painting from Dublin Body Paint  – choose your favourite animal from the Chinese Zodiac!
  • 1.30-17.00 Lantern making workshop led by Chinese Angela Wang

Sunday, 25 February 2018

  • 11am-4pm: Personalised horoscope readings from  Hong Kong-born Chinese Astrology expert Ting-Foon Chik Foon.
  • 1pm-4pm: Kildare Village will come alive with an explosion of colour and music as  Dragon and Lion dance performers parade through the Village to celebrate the beginning of a new lunar year.
  • 11am-5pm: Traditional sugar painting by artist Huang Hongmei will offer guests to the Village a rare opportunity to witness and sample the traditional Chinese form of folk art of sugar painting. The paintings are edible, but some consider them too good to eat!
  • 11am-5pm: Face-painting from Dublin Body Paint  – choose your favourite animal from the Chinese Zodiac!
  • 1.30-17.00: Calligraphy workshop led by Chinese artist Angela Wang

  • Venue Kildare Village
    Date Sat 24 - Sun 25 Feb
    Time 10:00 - 20:00
    Fee No booking required
Kildare Village, Nurney Road, Greyabbey, Kildare