This was part of the real Chinese New Year celebrations, on the 7th, in London Chinatown. I'd seen it done in a Jackie Chan film, but never for real. They did have crash mats underneath! At the end, the lion is going for the bok choi tied to the pillar just underneath the little tiny platform it's standing on.
And now I feel the year has started. I think the Year of the Rat is going to be a lot of fun, though filled with big changes - but good ones!