Hong Kong Festivals and Events
January 2014

We kick off 2014 with the New Year's Countdown and Fireworks and an array of events to welcome the new year on January 1st. The Winterfest and Christmas celebrations will be wrapping up the first week of the month and giving place to the preparations of the most anticipated event in the calendar, Chinese New Year. This is an exciting month to be in Hong Kong!

Here's this months line-up:

And let's get ready to welcome the Year of the Horse! Preparations are underway for this year's Chinese New Year celebrations, New Year's Day is on January 31, 2014. Here's what's happening:

More on this year's Chinese New Year Year of the Horse Celebrations.

Also check-out these popular ongoing events during January 2014:


Hot offers and discount tickets

The following are some of the best Hong Kong deals available

HKD 548 HKDL One-Day Adult Ticket

Hong Kong Disneyland Discount Tickets

HK Disneyland Tickets
Adult HK589 HKD533 (US$69)
Child HK419 HKD385 (US$49)
2-day offer for HK visitor Adult HK655 Child HK461
More details at Klook.com

HKD 380 Ocean Park Adult Ticket

Ocean Park Hong Kong  Discount Tickets

Ocean Park HK Tickets
Adult HK438 HKD 372 (US$48)
Children HK219 HKD193 (US$24)

More details at Klook.com

Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off 24, 48-hour tour

Hong Kong Hop On Hop Off Bus Discount Tickets

Buy tickets online and save on 24h and 48h Hop-On Hop-Off Hong Kong Big Bus
24-hour US$61.50 US$55.30
Also 48-hour and Family Discounts Available
More details at bigbustours.com

Skip the Line Peak Tram/Sky Terrace Combo

Peak Tram Sky Terrace Combo Discount Tickets

Combo HKD103 HKD92 (US$12)
Add Madame Tussaud's HK354 HKD287 (US$37)
Children and Senior Tickets available.
More details at Klook.com

Hong Kong's New Year's Countdown and Fireworks - January 1st, 2014 0:00 hours

Hong Kong New Year's Countdown

Wave goodbye to 2013 and welcome the new year with a bang! Hong Kong's New Year's Countdown to 2014 promises to be as spectacular as always.

This year's limelight will be on the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre as it was last year. Similarly, the fireworks display will last eight minutes, and are to be launched from both the skyscrapers and the harbour barges, so the scope and range of view is massive but you still want to stake out your position well ahead of midnight! We are looking forward to this year's celebration!

When? Midnight December 31, 2013

Where? Many vantage points, preferably where you have the Convention Centre in view.

How Much? Free!

Back to Top

Dragon and Lion Dance Festival - January 1, 2014, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hong Kong Dragon Lion Dance Extravaganza

Hundreds of colorful dragons, lions, happy Buddhas, acrobats, celestial guardians... running and parading through the streets of Hong Kong in one of the most colorful, thrilling and noisy events to welcome the new year. Truly a feast for the eyes!

The 2014 theme is "Happy Buddha", which will lead the parade, accompanied by the usual troupes of acrobats and over 500 mascots and lucky animals.

When?: January 1st, 2014 - 1:30pm to 5:00 pm

Where?: Parade starts from Canton Road and will run along the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Avenue of the Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, finishing at UC Centenary Garden, East Tsim Sha Tsui

How Much?: Free!

More Info and Parade Route Map here.

Back to Top

New Year's Day Race Meeting - January 1st, 2014

Hong Kong Horse Races

This is one of eight "Magnificent Race Days" being waged in the Sha Tin Race Course during the racing calendar. This New Year's Day Race is full of excitement with the Chinese Club Challenge Cup a HKG3 race, being the highlight of the event.

Good luck on this very first day of the year!

When?:January 1st, 2014 - Noon - 6pm (Gates open at 11am)

Where?: Sha Tin Race Course

How Much?: General Admission at Public Enclosure HK10 or Members' Enclosure with Tourist Badge HK130 (must bring passport)

More Info: Hong Kong Jockey Club

Back to Top

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Flower Markets - January 25-31, 2014

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Flower Markets

A popular tradition in anticipation of Chinese New Year, Hong Kong Flower Markets are buzzing with a frenzy of activity as households prepare decorations as well as gifts for their loved ones.

Besides the normal flower markets that run year-round, one of the most popular Chinese New Year Flower Markets is set up just for the occasion in Victoria Park, although open during the day, best time to visit and catch all the electrifying atmposhere is at night, but be prepared for the crowds!

When? Noon to midnight from the 25th to 30th of January. On New Year's Day January 31, 2014 open from 0:00 hours until 6:00 a.m.

Where? Several locations, main venue at Victoria Park, MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit E, then follow the crowds along Great George Street or MTR Tin Hau Station Exit A2, turn left at exit.

How Much? Depends on what you're buying! Free to browse!

Back to Top

Chinese New Year Night Parade - January 31, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Parade

The Hong Kong Chinese New Year Parade is a classic featuring colorful floats and dancers wearing traditional Chinese costumes as well as international troupes from all over the world, and Dragon and Lion Dancers.

How Much?Free along the Parade route, fee applies for spectator stands.

Click here for more info on the Hong Kong Chinese New Year Night Parade including Parade Route and options for viewing.

Back to Top

Hong Kong Well-Wishing Festival

Hong Kong Well Wishing Festival

Two popular traditions: wishing trees and wishing lanterns, in addition to performances and cultural activities and lots and lots of local foods.

If you missed the Chinese New Year Parade, this is your chance, all the floats will be on display and the troupes from the parade will also perform here.

When? January 31 - February 14, 2014

Where? Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees, take MTR to Tai Wo Station (New Territories) then a free shuttle or taxi to Lam Tsuen Wishing Square.

How Much? Most events are free, there is a fee for banquets and feasts.

Here's more on the Well Wishing Festival.

Back to Top

Lunar New Year Lantern Exhibition

Hong Kong Lunar New Year Lantern Festival

The Government of Hong Kong's Leisure and Cultural Services Department sponsors a series of events to foster Chinese ethnic culture to residents and tourists alike.

As part of the Lunar New Year festivities, the department sets up an amazing annual Lantern Exhibition, this year's Theme is "Roaming in Love"

When? January 23 - March 2, 2014

Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui.

How Much? Free

More Info: The Lunar New Year Lantern Festivals

Back to Top

A Golden Chinese New Year Celebration at Disneyland Hong Kong

Hong Kong Disneyland Chinese New Year

During Chinese New Year, Disneyland Hong Kong transforms once again after the rush of the Christmas season. This time instead of fluffy snow and holiday wreaths, it is lanterns, red envelopes, chinese lions, drums and gongs...

And in typical Disney fashion, our favourite characters will be there dressed in full Chinese traditional gear to celebrate and wish you Gung Hay Fat Choy!

When? January 23 - February 16, 2014

Where? Hong Kong Disneyland

How Much? CNY events are free with entrance ticket

Back to Top

Ocean Park Blossoming Lunar Fiesta

Chinese New Year Ocean Park Dragon Parade

Every year, the park goes all out to celebrate the Lunar New Year with traditional events throughout: Leaping lions at the Waterfront, dazzling dragon dances at the Summit, incredible board-busting Kung Fu shows, lucky red packets at the God of Fortune Palace, Festive Rappin' Roaring Dances at the Waterfront Plaza while Old Hong Kong plays host to Golden Lions dancing on the streets.

Giant drums and spectacular acrobatics and lots of memorable photo opportunities. For the little ones, lucky pinwheel workshops at Whiskers Harbour and all restaurants of course, will be featuring seasonal specials.

When? January 31 - February 16, 2014

Where? Ocean Park Hong Kong

How Much? CNY events are free with entrance ticket

Back to Top

Ongoing Hong Kong Events for January, 2014

These are some popular ongoing events that are worth checking out, specially since they are FREE!

These events feature some of the great and ancient traditions of the territory and are offered by experts in their corresponding fields:

Hong Kong Ongoing Events: Tai Chi Class
Tai Chi Class

Hong Kong Ongoing Events: Lion Dance Demonstration
Lion Dance Demo

Hong Kong Ongoing Events: Feng Shui Class
Feng Shui Class

Back to Top

The Symphony of Lights

HK Symphony of Lights

The Symphony of Lights is Hong Kong's light and sound show, a tribute to the city and its people, their diversity, energy and vitality.

The stage is the entire city, which is what makes it so unique, you can watch the lights from just about anywhere in the waterfront. This free show offered by the city, takes place every night at 8:00 pm and lasts aboout 15 minutes.

When?: Every Night

Where?: Can be seen from both sides of Victoria Harbour

How Much? Free

Click here for more on Hong Kong's Symphony of Lights and best spots to watch.

Back to Top

The Happy Valley Horse Races

Happy Valley Horse Races

Happy Valley Hong Kong whether or not you are a horse racing enthusiast is an experience not to be missed!

The beautiful horses, the skillful jockeys, the crowds going wild, they all add up to an exciting, fun-filled, thrilling atmosphere in a world-class venue.

The Happy Valley race course itself is a sight in itself, the city has built around it through the years and it is now practically surrounded by skyscrapers, an awesome experience specially at night when the city is illuminated.

When?: Wednesday Nights. First race starts at 7:15 p.m. and the gates open at 5:15 p.m. The races are done by 11:00 p.m.

Where?: Happy Valley Race Course

How Much? Depends, there are many ways to experience the races, from General Stand to Private Boxes and special packages including dinner and drinks. General Stand entrance starts at HK10.

Click here for more on Happy Valley Horse Racing, how to get there and options for viewing the races.

Back to Top

Hong Kong Events













Thank you for visiting www.hong-kong-traveller.com!
Here is to a wonderful Hong Kong travel experience!

Send a Tip!

Got something to share? Let us know!

Like our Site? Follow us!

Hong Kong Traveller

Like this Page? Please share!

Airport Transfers

Airport Transfers Private Tesla Discount Tickets Luxury airport-hotel sedan transfers
in a Tesla Model S
Arrival HK650 HKD 357 (US$46)
per vehicle for 3-4 persons

Airport Transfers Van Luxe Van Transfers
in a Toyota Alphard Van
HK690 HKD 505 (US$66)
per vehicle for up to 6 persons

More Private and Group Airport and Cruise Port Transfer Offers

Where to Stay in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Luxury Hotels
Luxury Hotels
Hong Kong Mid-Range Hotels
Mid-Range Hotels
Hong Kong Family Hotels
Family Hotels
Hong Kong Romantic Hotels
Romantic Hotels
Hong Kong Budget Hotels
Great Value Under US$100
Airport Hotels in Hong Kong
Airport Hotels
Hotels with Fireworks Views
Hotels With Fireworks Views
Hong Kong Vacation Rentals
Apartments and Rentals
Hong Kong Hostels
Hong Kong Hotels Current Offers
$$ Current Offers $$