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Chinese New Year 2024

Don't miss the city's biggest and most colourful festival!

Dates: February 10–13, 2024

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year festival is one of the world's top events and not to be missed. People in Hong Kong celebrate the day with a special blend of contemporary festivities and old traditions. So, let's dive right into the details!

New Year's Parade

One of the most anticipated parts of Hong Kong's Chinese New Year celebrations is the Chinese New Year Parade. Every year, thousands of locals and tourists come to watch the vibrant procession. In the Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood close to Victoria Harbor, crowds line the streets and give way to the procession. Numerous vibrant floats, animated dragons, bands, and traditional Chinese dancers are all a part of the celebration.

The parade goes down the historic Nathan Road, Salisbury Road, Canton Road, and Haiphong Road. Although pre-parade street performances typically start at 6 pm, the night parade doesn't kick off until 8 pm.. It's best to get there early to save a decent spot.

Fireworks Over Victoria Harbor

On the second day of the festival, Victoria Harbor is to burst into a massive fireworks display. The estimated duration of the show is 25 minutes. The finest locations to see the show are from The Peak, by boat on the lake, or on each side of the harbor front in Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Wan Chai. We suggest booking a table at one of Hong Kong's wonderful restaurants to avoid crowds.

Horse Races

On the third day of the holiday, 100,000 enthusiastic spectators head to Sha Tin Racecourse, which is known as the most popular races of all. The races held on Chinese New Year are a unique occasion. The most watched horse racing event in Hong Kong has always been this one.

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