Everyone celebrates Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in their own style. This year, if you are celebrating the New Year in Hong Kong, having New Year’s Eve Hong Kong and Christmas Eve Hong Kong, here are some ideas for couples, for family and for everyone, including Hong Kong New Year Countdown and Hong Kong New Year’s Eve Fireworks.
Hong Kong New Year’s Eve Fireworks celebrations
1 Victoria Harbour New Year’s Eve Fireworks
In recent years, we have started the spectacular Hong Kong New Year’s Eve Fireworks at the beautiful Victoria Harbour. You can welcome the New Year in Hong Kong with your loved ones by watching the firework at the waterfront, on a boat or in a skyscraper.
- Date: 31 December 2018
- Shooting stars: 11 pm, 11:15 pm,11:30 pm and 11:45 pm
- Musical fireworks: Midnight
- Venue: Victoria Harbour
- Admission: Free
- Vantage points: Tsim Sha Tsui, Central and Wanchai
- How to get there:
Tsim Sha Tsui
- MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit L6 or J, or MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit E, and follow the signs to Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Or MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit P1, and walk across Salisbury Road to the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. About a 15-minute walk.
- MTR Central Station, Exit A, turn right and take the covered walkway to the Star Ferry Pier and turn right to the promenade. About a 15-minute walk.
- MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit A2. Walk through ifc mall to Central Piers. About a 10-minute walk.
- MTR Wan Chai Station, Exit A5. Follow the signs to Golden Bauhinia Square via the covered skyway. About a 15-minute walk.
*Remarks: Visitors are advised to arrive at the vantage points early due to extensive road closures starting from around 8pm.
Hong Kong New Year Countdown Activities
2 Countdown Activities
Are you ready for Hong Kong New Year Countdown? There are a variety of places for the countdown. One of the most favourite places would be at Time Square. Other popular places would be Hong Kong New Year’s Eve party at Lan Kwai Fong and other Hong Kong nightlife areas. Some other shopping malls in Hong Kong are also famous for their countdown activities. I’m sure you can find out what to do on New Year’s Eve.
Christmas Eve Hong Kong and New Year’s Eve Hong Kong
3 Watch Movies
It’s a tradition for me and my loved ones to watch movies on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. I have forgotten when I started this habit. Maybe when I was still a kid, I watched Christmas movies at home with my family. Later when I grew up, I went to cinemas with my friends… Anyway, no matter you want to watch romance comedy or science fiction at home or in cinemas, here are some ideas for you: Christmas movies and a list of shopping malls with cinemas.
4 Church services
Going to a Midnight Mass Church Service is one of the Christmas Eve traditions. You may also go to churches on New Year’s Eve. There are church services in Hong Kong which are held in English, e.g. St John’s Cathedral in Central, Hong Kong and St Andrew’s Church in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
5 Dinner, Bar and Party
For me, I used to have a buffet dinner with my loved ones on New Year’s Eve Hong Kong or Christmas Eve Hong Kong. For many reasons, we now prefer to celebrate Christmas at home. If that’s too boring for you, check out the Hong Kong Christmas Eve and Hong Kong New Year’s Eve party places in Hong Kong.
I hope you enjoy the New Year in Hong Kong. What’s your favourite Christmas Eve Hong Kong and New Year’s Eve Hong Kong activities?
Interested in more holiday events, check Top 10 Christmas and New Year Events and Top 10 Christmas Decorations and Christmas Shopping malls Hong Kong.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
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