We’re celebrating the Year of the Pig at Gunwharf Quays, with a fantastic weekend of festivities and fun for all the family. Join us on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February and experience authentic Chinese celebrations, performances from the UK Shaolin Temple and incredible offers across the centre… we’ve got a lot going on.

Throughout the day we’ll be handing out a limited number of red envelopes, containing exclusive discount vouchers to use across stores throughout the centre. There’s something for everyone, so get here early to get your hands on an envelope to make sure you grab a bargain.

From 2.00pm we’ll also have a dragon weaving its way around the centre & hungry lions dancing outside some of our outlet stores on their way to watch the incredible Kung Fu performances in Central Square! Come down and join us for this exciting Chinese New Year 2019 event, and don’t forget to plan your journey to the centre.

Whittard will also be celebrating Chinese New Year by hosting a tea expert in store on Saturday, 9th along with tea tasting so make sure your pop over and be in with the chance to win a Whittard goody bag.

The Year of the Pig is the 12th zodiac animal. According to one myth from the Jade Emperor, the order of the animals would be decided upon the order in which they arrived at his party, the pig arrived last because he overslept making him the 12th animal. The year of the pig also carries importance for those born in the year of the pig, including that they will behold beautiful personalities and good fortunes for life. There is also a number of lucky colours associated with the Year of the Pig these being yellow, grey, brown and golden.


You can also follow the official #CNYSouthampton hashtag on social media.


Set in a cultural harbour front location in the heart of Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays is the South’s leading designer shopping outlet. Boasting over 90 stores, offering up to 60% discount on regular retail prices, and over 30 restaurants, bars and coffee shops, Gunwharf Quays is a unique and vibrant shopping and leisure destination. Set on the historic waterfront, it is the ideal place to explore, shop and dine and take in the exciting sights of this historic coastal city.

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