Lunar New Year
Celebrate with Elephant Park and Mercato Metropolitano this February.
Mercato Metropolitano Elephant & Castle and Elephant Park are teaming up for an exciting and new mix of fun and free modern and traditional entertainment across Elephant and Castle in February to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Join us for the month to enjoy some great food, drink and wellness promotions from our local and independent shops and traders across Elephant and Castle.
Book your tickets here for two days of live free entertainment.
There is a £5 booking fee for Cheli Lantern making and Fight City Gym taster sessions. Redeemable for a £5 retailer voucher received at the event only and used at participating Lunar New Year Elephant Park retailers. Voucher valid until 25 February 2024.
- 10 - 15 February 2024
- Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR
- BOOK NOW
Come and make a gorgeous Lucky Lantern to hang in your home to attract wealth and prosperity for the year ahead. Local artist Yukako will guide you through an origami workshop to create a beautiful lantern to take away or gift to a friend or relative.
Session 1 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Session 2 - 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Session 3 - 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Session 4 - 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Could 2024 be your lucky year? Head to Elephant Stores or Bobo Social and find out!
You might just get one of our lucky red envelopes to kick start your year of luck and prosperity. No need to book, just come along and walk in on the day.
Elephant Stores, 14 Ash Ave, London SE17 1GQ: 1pm - 3pm
Bobo Social, Sayer Street, SE17 1FY: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join the team from Fight City Gym for a social get together from 5:30 pm - 7:30pm in the gorgeous surroundings of Cheeky Chicos. Meet the trainers and other gym members from the community for a social gathering over some delicious happy hour cocktails. Open to any existing Fight City Gym members and anyone who takes part in the Muay Thai taster sessions.
Cheeky Chicos Happy Hour cocktails are available from 12pm if you're looking for some afternoon plans.
Are you ready to discover the incredible benefits of martial arts? Join us for an enlightening talk where we delve into the transformative power of martial arts training and try your hand at a Muay Thai taster workshop session. From increased self-confidence and personal safety to improved physical fitness and mental resilience, martial arts offer a world of advantages. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock your potential. Reserve your spot now and embark on a journey of self-improvement like no other! The session will take place from 4pm - 5:30pm.
Attendees will also be offered a 50% discount on a 2-week trial gym membership so you can experience everything else Fight City Gym has to offer!
The Guan Yin Chinese Lion will be performing around the park inviting prosperity and warding off evil spirits. The Lion dance was originally used to entertain the Imperial Court. The lion’s flowing mane and appearance are similar to a foo lion. This animated, brightly coloured lion will perform moves based on ancient Chinese Martial Arts and Acrobatics.
Look out for our lucky red envelopes for a special Lunar New Year gift too! The lion can be spotted around Elephant Park from 1pm - 3pm on the 10th of February and at Mercato Metropolitano after 6pm on the 15th of February.
Be sure to get your photo taken with the lion and tag us @elephantparklondon
This Lunar New Year, SoLo Craft Fair is hosting a two week long clothes swap from Saturday 10th February to Sunday 25th February. In the Lunar New Year spirit of ushering out the old and bringing in the new, this is an opportunity to bring any clothes that you don't use anymore and swap for something new. To keep the event sustainable, all clothes are second-hand.
If you are able to donate any clothes prior to the 10th February please bring them to the SoLo Craft Fair Shop and we will give you a token in return for your donation to use during the clothes swap. Please note we cannot accept any damaged items.
The clothes swapping event will run 7 days a week between Saturday 10th February - Sunday 25th February at the opening hours below, feel free to come along with any item of clothing and swap for another piece.
Mondays: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sundays: 10:00am - 5:00pm
As the day draws to a close our Lunar LED Poi performers will be putting on a light show around the park so come down and watch the spectacular and mesmerising patterns created by the light trails of the spinning poi.
Catch them roaming around Elephant Park between 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
Get your weekend started early. Join the MM team on Thursday night with our resident DJs playing House & Disco. Enjoy the party from 6pm - 12am.
The Ancient Chinese Art of face-changing does not involve makeup or magic. Also referred to as Bian Lian, face-swapping is an ancient and traditional Sichuan art. Performers use silk masks to reflect the mood changes of their characters. Considered one of China’s most closely guarded treasures. These silk masks, which depict various expressions in ornate detail, transform the performer’s face as they turn or with a quick sleight of hand.
The performance will take place from 8pm - 9pm.
Lunar New Year specials
Mercato Metropolitano and Elephant Park have teamed up to celebrate Lunar New Year. Take a look at the food and drink offers available at our retailers and MM Elephant & Castle retailers.