Chinese New Year Fireworks 2018

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Welcoming The Year Of The Dog!
Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks

The annual Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks extravaganza is truly an institution and a definite "must see" event.

Fireworks and firecrackers are an essential part of the celebrations and in Hong Kong the New Year is greeted with an extraordinary production which can be seen from both sides of the Harbour.

This has to be one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the world.

To welcome the New Year, a fleet of pontoons and barges set up in the middle of Victoria Harbour launches the pyrothecnic wonder as the sky above the harbour explodes in bursts of shimmering color on a breathtaking show that lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Firecrackers are believed to scare away the evil spirits, helping bring in all the good luck for the coming year. The New Year Fireworks are an intrinsic part of Chinese tradition and one of the city's landmark events.

When are the Chinese New Year Fireworks 2018?
Where are the best spots to watch?

Victoria Harbour Fireworks

This year's Year of the Dog Fireworks celebration will be on February 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm and last for approximately 23 minutes.

There is no admission charge, you can watch all along the waterfront or from anywhere in sight of the Victoria Harbour skies.

Which side of the harbour? As a general rule, you should watch from whatever side you are staying and plan on walking.

Trying to catch a taxi or the packed MTR on the way home when every one else is also trying to do the same is quite challenging to say the least.

One of our favourite free spots to watch is from the Tsim Sha Tsui side with Victoria Peak and the Central Skyline in the background, you can watch all along the Promenade and the Avenue of the Stars from the Star Ferry Terminal to the New World Centre in the East.

Another popular vantage point for fireworks is the Hung Hom Bypass which is closed to traffic between Salisbury Road and Hung Hom Road.

If staying in the Hong Kong Island side, consider the area around the Convention Centre and Bauhinia Square or anywhere along the Central Waterfront Promenade that extends from the Central Star Ferry Pier to Tamar Park and has elevated walkways for great views.

You can also watch from the mid-levels and Victoria Peak. Here's a guide and map for the best free vantage points and tips for enjoying the fireworks!

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks

Keep in mind that all of the public spaces will be extremely crowded!

Crowds of spectators watching Chinese New Year fireworks

By far one of our favourite places to enjoy any of Hong Kong's legendary fireworks displays is in the middle of Victoria Harbour aboard a Harbour Cruise. You get not only fantastic unobstructed "front seat" views, you avoid the crowds while enjoying drinks and cocktails aboard without having to worry where the next restroom is...

And there are of course plenty of fantastic venues throughout the city with that million-dollar view for a truly unforgettable experience.

Watching the Fireworks from the water aboard a Harbour Cruise
Watch The Fireworks Aboard a Harbour Cruise

Hong Kong Restaurants and Rooftop Bars With Harbour Views
Restaurants and Rooftop Bars with a View

Hong Kong Hotels with Views of the Fireworks
Hotels with Best Views of the Fireworks

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2018 Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruises and Dining Offers

A Victoria Harbour cruise provides one of the best vantage points for viewing Hong Kong's legendary fireworks displays. If you are looking for a special way to welcome the Year of the Dog, this certainly fits the bill. You will be surrounded by a glitter of lights and an explosion of fireworks as the stunning celebration envelops the city for this joyous occasion.

Here are some offers for you to consider, they do sell out quickly so try to make your bookings as soon as you firm up your plans!

Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise aboard the Bauhinia

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks from Cruise Boat

  • Pick-up from designated hotels between 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Transfer to Sai Wan Ho Public Pier for boarding
  • Live Band and Free drinks included
  • Enjoy the fabulous fireworks display
  • Return to Sai Wan Ho Pier and transfer to designated hotel
  • This cruise is Wheelchair accesible

When?: February 17, 2018
How Much?: US$ 144
›› More Info and Booking: 2018 Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise

Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise and Buffet Dinner and Drinks (SOLD OUT)

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks from Cruise Boat

  • Departs from Central Pier 10 at 6:00 pm
  • Small group
  • Includes buffet dinner and free flowing drinks (Sparkling, white and red wine, beer, soft drinks and juice)
  • Enjoy the fabulous fireworks display
  • Return to Central Pier 1

When?: February 17, 2018
How Much?: US$ 198
›› More Info and Booking: 2018 Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise and Buffet Dinner

Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise and Buffet Dinner and Drinks (SOLD OUT)

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks from Cruise Boat

  • Departs from Causeway Bay Piers at 6:00 pm
  • Exclusive upmarket white junk boat
  • Includes buffet dinner and free flowing drinks (Sparkling, white and red wine, beer, soft drinks and juice)
  • Enjoy the fabulous fireworks display
  • Return to Causeway Bay
  • Minimum age is 12 years

When?: February 17, 2018
How Much?: US$ 197
›› More Info and Booking: 2018 Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise and Buffet Dinner

Cruise Only: Chinese New Year's Fireworks Cruise

This is the no-frills option and a great offer, no dinner, no bufett, only a fantastic experience as you sail out under the bright lights of the city under the Victoria Harbour skies for a Lunar New Year to remember.

Leaves from the Hong Kong Island side.

  • Departs from North Point East, Passenger Pier East Berth, (MTR Exit A1)
  • Boarding at 7:30 pm
  • Enjoy a Harbour Cruise in Victoria Harbour
  • Fireworks
  • Return to pier shortly after fireworks display
  • Dismissal at Pier

How Much?: HK$199 Groupon Offer HK$169
›› More Info and Booking: 2018 CNY Fireworks Cruise

The Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks together with the Parade are two of the city's most anticipated Chinese New Year events, don't miss them if you are in town!

Enjoy the festivities and celebrations of this amazing time that is Chinese New Year in Hong Kong!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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