From Sunday 26th January, the courtyard will be transformed and will feature a sumptuous pagoda and red carpet – perfect for a photo opportunity. Another tradition they will be celebrating is the giving of red envelopes – traditionally the envelopes were filled with cash and given out to families and employees – Princes Square staff will be handing out red envelopes filled with prizes and shoppers will be able to take advantage of discounts in the stores and restaurants.
Also known as Chinese Spring Festival, Chinese New Year starts on 25th January and ends on 4th February. The festival has more than 4000 years of history and is the longest holiday of the year. Every year is symbolised by one of the 12 spirit animals of the Chinese zodiac and 2020 is The Year of the Rat.
Families are invited to take part in a series of FREE Chinese craft workshops. On Sunday 26th January you can make a paper lantern or dragon puppet or try your hand at Chinese calligraphy at a taster session. On Saturday 1st February, you can learn the art of origami, create a calligraphy tattoo and make a Chinese New Year hanging decoration. On Sunday 2nd February, you can take part in the chopstick challenge, make paper lanterns and try out Chinese calligraphy. The workshops take place from 1-4pm each day. No booking required, just drop in.
Katie Moody from Princes Square said: “Following on from the success of last year’s Chinese New Year celebrations, we’ve transformed our courtyard area with a Chinese pagoda and red carpet – the perfect backdrop for selfies or an Instagram story. We’re asking shoppers to keep their eyes peeled for our red envelopes which contain prizes and offers for our stores and restaurants. We’d love you to share your pics on our channels using #PSChineseNewYear2020.”
With over 25 retailers and 12 eateries, Princes Square is Glasgow’s premier retail and leisure destination. Located in the heart of the city’s bustling Buchanan Street, the mall provides a shopping haven to lovers of high street and designer fashion, beauty, jewellery, homewares and lifestyle brands while its wide range of bars, restaurants and cafes offers something for every palate.
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