Special events for Lunar New Year 2019

Passenger ambassadors in Lunar New Year costumes27th January to 3rd February
Get into the holiday mood at Heathrow! We’re celebrating the new Year of the Pig with a programme of traditional entertainments. Read on to see what’s happening on your date of travel.

All events take place in the departure lounge.

Cherry blossom

Wishing tree

Visit our cherry blossom themed wishing trees in each terminal and make your New Year wish for prosperity, happiness and longevity.

  • All terminals: 21st January to 11th February
Lion dance in Terminal 5

Lion dance

Let the lion chase away evil spirits and banish the winter blues, accompanied by the music of beating drums. Our lion dancers will be in the terminals on Thursday 31st January and Friday 1st February at these times:

  • Terminal 5: 14:30—17:00
  • Terminal 4: 17:30—20:30
Folk dance performance

Chinese folk dancers

New to Heathrow this year – our dance trio bring the sights and sounds of traditional folk dance to the Year of the Earth Pig. Here’s where and when you can catch a performance:

  • Tuesday 29th January
    • Terminal 2 13:00—16:00
    • Terminal 3 16:30—19:00
  • Wednesday 30th January
    • Terminal 5 13:00—16:00
    • Terminal 4 16:30—19:00
Chinese money god

Money god

The caishen roams the departure lounge, handing out red envelopes and sweet treats. Invite a little extra prosperity into your life in the run-up to Lunar New Year! Look out for the money god on the following dates:

Money god at Heathrow – times and dates
Date Afternoon location
Evening location
Sun 27th January Terminal 3 Terminal 5
Mon 28th January Terminal 3 Terminal 4
Tue 29th January Terminal 3 Terminal 3
Wed 30th January Terminal 3 Terminal 4
Thu 31st January Terminal 3 Terminal 4
Fri 1st February Terminal 3 Terminal 2
Sat 2nd February Terminal 3 Terminal 5
Sun 3rd February Terminal 3 Terminal 4
Pig origami

Origami pigs

Celebrate the Year of the Earth Pig with an origami animal. Simply pick up your paper and instructions at the information desk in the departures lounge. There’s no charge. Available until 21st February.

Hands wrapping a gift

Gift wrapping

Have your airport purchases gift-wrapped in exchange for a small donation to charity. Just ask at the information desk in the departures lounge.


Travelling through Heathrow at Lunar New Year

You can pick up a printed version of your Chinese horoscope (in both English and Simplified Chinese) and an origami pig – just ask at the information desk in the departure lounge.

For more about the Year of the Pig at Heathrow, including competitions and special offers, visit our main Lunar New Year page.

Lunar New Year at Heathrow