Chinese New Year celebrations at Heathrow

Lion dancersIf you’re travelling through Heathrow in the run-up to Chinese New Year 2018, here’s what you might find happening in the terminals. Whether you’re heading home for New Year or just going away, join us to celebrate the coming Year of the Dog.

Lion dancers

Lion dancers

Let the lion bring you luck and good fortune to take away on your travels. If you spot the colourful creature in the departure lounge, take a moment to enjoy the Chinese lion dance. The performance is accompanied by traditional-style percussionists.

Dates and times – lion dance
Day Date Early session Late session
Terminal Time Terminal Time
Thu 8th Feb 5 16:00 and 17:00 4 19:00 and 20:00
Sat 10th Feb 5 16:00 and 17:00 4 19:00 and 20:00
Money god

Chinese money god

A traditional money god, or Caishen, will be travelling through the terminals to dispense good fortune. Look out for his colourful outfit as he roams the departure lounge, handing out traditional sweets.

Dates and times – money god
Day Date Early session Late session
Terminal Time Terminal Time
Thu 8th Feb 5 14:00–16:30 2 17:00–20:00
Fri 9th Feb 3 15:00–17:30 4 18:00–21:00
Sat 10th Feb 5 15:00–17:30 4 18:00–21:00
Sun 11th Feb 3 14:00–16:30 2 17:00–20:00
Mon 12th Feb 5 15:00–17:30 4 18:00–21:00
Tue 13th Feb 3 14:00–16:30 2 17:00–20:00
Wed 14th Feb 5 15:00–17:30 4 18:00–21:00
Plane Food Duck Salad

Chinese New Year menus

Join us in celebrating the Chinese new year at Heathrow with a taste of the orient. Discover classic dishes with a modern twist.

Chinese horoscope cards

Special gift wrap service

Visit the information desk in the departure lounge to have your airport purchases gift-wrapped with special Chinese New Year tags and red ribbons. All we ask in return is a donation to Oxfam.

While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a horoscope card for your Chinese zodiac sign.

Passenger Ambassadors

Extra help

Whatever you need – directions, gift ideas or restaurant recommendations – our Passenger Ambassadors and Personal Shoppers are there to help. Many of them speak Mandarin and can advise about payment methods too.

Passenger Ambassadors can be found in the departure lounge – just look for their red uniforms. You can find out more about Personal Shoppers at Heathrow Boutique (in English and Chinese).