February 2019 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

Lunar New Year Parades, Dragons and Lions, Fireworks
February in Hong Kong, Chinese New Year Decorations

Front and center in Hong Kong this February 2019 are the Chinese New Year celebrations which will be in full swing as we welcome the Year of the Pig...

Watch out for dancing lions, parading dragons, and of course Hong Kong's signature fireworks extravaganza!

It's all happening this month, Chinese New Year is on February 5, 2019, the preparations begin early in the month as the territory envelopes itself in a sea of red and gold and the flower markets and temples are brimming with activity and excitement.

The celebrations extend for the next 15 days and culminate with the Spring Lantern Festival on February 19, 2019

So let's get started. Here's this month's fantastic line-up:

Chinese New Year Highlight Celebrations in February 2019:

Make the most of Chinese New Year!


Also Coming This February 2019 to Hong Kong

Ongoing Events This February 2019

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Pleasant, dry and cooler temperatures continue through this month, a light jacket will definitely come in handy but leave your heavy stuff at home.

February will be packed with exciting events, but do make some time to head outdoors and enjoy the marvelous weather! For nature lovers, this is the time to enjoy our fantastic reserves and trails. Weather is pleasant and migrating birds are here in spades.

Time To Get Outdoors!

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Hong Kong Lunar New Year Highlight Events February 2019

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Flower Markets

Flower Market during Chinese New Year Season

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 atmosphere is at night, but be prepared for the crowds!

When? January 30 TBC through February 5, 2019. On New Year's Eve February 4, 2019 it will be open throughout until the early hours (6:00 am) of New Year's Day when it will close.
January 30 - February 4, 2019 from 12:00 noon to midnight
February 5 - from midnight to 6:00 am
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.
In Kowloon side, check out Fa Hui Park in Mongkok.
How Much? Depends on what you're buying! Free to browse!

Chinese New Year Night Parade

Acrobats and performers at Chinese New Year Night Parade

The Hong Kong Chinese New Year Parade is a classic event featuring colorful floats, marching bands, troupes of acrobats, lively dragons, traditional Chinese dancers, international troupes from all over the world, drummers, Chinese lions, and of course, firecrackers.

It has been traditionally held on the first night of the New Year and is together with the fireworks, one of the hallmark celebrations of the Lunar New Year.

When? February 5, 2019 - 8:00 p.m.
How Much? Free along the Parade route, fee applies for spectator stands.

Chinese New Year Fireworks

The Fireworks over Victoria Harbour to celebrate Chinese New Year

You really don't want to miss this one! It's one of Hong Kong signature events.

To welcome the Lunar New Year, a fleet of boats and barges set up in the middle of Victoria Harbour launches the pyrothechnic wonder as the sky above the harbour explodes in bursts of shimmering color.

The breathtaking show lasts approximately 25 to 30 minutes.

When? February 6, 2019 - 8:00 p.m.
Where? Victoria Harbour, all along the waterfront or where there is a view just above the Harbour.
How Much? FREE

Chinese New Year Race Day (Horse Racing)

Hong Kong Horse Races at Sha Tin Racecourse

This has for years been Hong Kong's most popular horse racing event of all.

This is not only an exciting day at the horse races but for visitors also a chance to enjoy a full programme of traditional festivities including a grand opening show, the traditional lion dance, a variety of cultural and entertainment performances, and jockeys greeting fans with good luck messages.

The featured race of the day is the Chinese New Year Cup.

When?: February 7, 2019 - 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)

Lunar New Year Lantern Exhibition

Lantern Displays for Chinese New Year at the Clocktower

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 in the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in the lead up to the Lantern Carnival which mark the end of the Lunar New Year celebrations.

When? TBA Late January through month of February. Displays are normally lit 6:00pm to 11pm from Thursday to Sunday.
Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza by the Water Pools in front of the Clocktower, Tsim Sha Tsui.
How Much? Free

A Golden Chinese New Year Celebration at Disneyland Hong Kong

Mickey and Minnie wearing their best reds at 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, mandarin oranges, 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? Mid-January to Mid-February exact dates TBA
Where? Hong Kong Disneyland
How Much? CNY events are free with entrance ticket.

Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
HK Disneyland Discount Tickets Adult HK619 HKD537 US$70, Children HK458 HKD404 US$51
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Ocean Park Lucky Lunar Fiesta

Ocean Park Chinese New Year Drummers

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, roaring dances at the Waterfront Plaza while Old Hong Kong plays host to Golden Lions dancing on the streets and Kung Fu troupes galore.

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? February 2019 exact dates TBA
Where? Ocean Park Hong Kong
How Much? CNY events are free with entrance ticket.

Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
Ocean Park Discount Tickets Adult HK480 HKD418 US$53, Children HK240 HKD238 US$30

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Hong Kong Well-Wishing Festival

Wishing Tree in Lam Tsuen

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. This is not exactly "around the corner" but well worth the trip.

When? Exact dates TBA but likely to be from New Year's Day February 5 until the Lantern Festival February 19, 2019
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.

The Great European Carnival

Great European Carnival Rides at Night

A giant, amazing outdoor event in one of Hong Kong's most iconic settings with sweeping views of Victoria Harbour.

What is it? Thrilling rides for all, carnival games, live entertainment including local and international music artists and comedy performers, Hong Kong's biggest ever outdoor ice rink, and of course, festival food from around the world!

The Great Circus of Europe is back this year, a heart-pounding thrill show for families with a mind blowing new show with never before seen acts and many favorite classics. This year's acts include Rubber Man, the Double Giant Space Wheel, Double Aerial Flyers and many more.

When?: 14 December 2018 - 17 February 2019 (closed on January 11) - 11:00am to 11:00 pm
Where?: Central Waterfront Event Space, at the Central Waterfront next to the Ferris Wheel
How Much?: General Admission: Adults HK 130 (includes entry and 10 tokens), Child (3-11) HK 90 (includes entry and 7 tokens), bundles available
Number of tokens required for each attraction/ride vary.
Tickets for the Great Circus of Europe HK $200+

Valentine's Day In Hong Kong - February 14, 2019

Romantic Sunset and Champagne

From romantic strolls, a quiet restaurant with killer views, the iconic sunset cruise on the harbour or a mind-blowing flight as you soar over the magnificent skyline...

Longines Masters of Hong Kong - February 15 - 17, 2019

Hong Kong Masters

Established in three of the world's most iconic cities, Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong, the unique Masters Series is recognised by Fédération Equestre Internationale and is one of the most prestigious equestrian events worldwide.

If you love horses, this is your event! This is not only about exhilarating show jumping, polo matches, unique racing and jumping competitions, expert jockeys and outstanding horsemanship... Besides fantastic equestrian eye candy, this is a chic social event, the Masters features a "Prestige Village", the main beehive of activity featuring live entertainment, wine tastings, meet-and-greet with the riders, demos and classes, and of course luxury boutiques and champagne lunches...

The main equestrian events take place over five different sessions from Friday through Sunday when these are battled out:

  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club Race of the Riders
  • Shanghai Tang Polo Cup
  • Longines Speed Challenge
  • Massimo Dutti Trophy
  • Longines Grand Prix

When?: February 15 - 17, 2019
Where?: AsiaWorld Expo
How Much?: Admission to the Prestige Village is FREE
Tickets for competition sessions - HK$200 - HK$980, family and concessionary tickets available as well as premium VIP packages.

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

Hong Kong Marathon

This is a signature international sporting event in Hong Kong attracting some 70,000 participants and a total prize money for the Marathon of US$ 300,000.

The 42-kilometer Marathon Route starts in Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui and ends in Victoria Park in Hong Kong Island.

There is also a Half-Marathon, a 10km Race, a Half-Marathon Wheelchair Race and a 3km Wheelchair Race as well as just for fun non-competitive family runs.

When?: February 17, 2019 - Events held throughout the day.
Where?: Watch along Race Route on both sides of the harbour
How Much?: FREE for spectators

C3 AFA Hong Kong 2019

C3 Anime HK

C3 in Hong Kong which stands for "Characters, Culture and Contents" is an annual anime, comics and games event for fans of Japanese ACG culture.

Major anime publishers, retailers and production houses bring the authentic Japanese anime and comic culture to Hong Kong with their latest creations, with popular Japanese singers/voice actors/producers etc. here to entertain Hong Kong fans.

When?: February 22 - 24, 2019
Where?: Hong Kong Convention Centre Hall 1ABCD
How Much?: HK$35

Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 21 - March 23, 2019

Hong Kong Performing Arts Festival

On its 47th year, this is Hong Kong's foremost event dedicated to the performing arts.

Four weeks of spectacular performances with all genres of the performing arts well-represented including concerts, ballets, operas, drama by leading international orchestras, performers and artists in world-class venues.

This year's line up include the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Ballet, Oper Leipzig, Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan and many more.

Hong Kong International Jewelry Show

Hong Kong Jewellery Show

The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is Asia's largest of its kind, higlighting exhibitor's latest collections and masterpieces, certainly a glamorous and glittery event with the latest in trends and design.

Check out the Hall of Jade, the Hall of Time, the Hall of Chic, the Hall of Nature (rare precious stones and pearls)...

For security reasons, the show is only open to trade visitors 18 or older, you must register and bring your passport or ID in person to the Registration Counter and get a validation stamp.

When? February 28 - March 4, 2019
Where? Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How Much? HK$ 100

Ongoing Hong Kong Events

These are some popular ongoing events that are worth checking out, specially since they are FREE or offered for a low fee!

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

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 about 12 minutes.

When?: Every Night
Where?: Can be seen from both sides of Victoria Harbour, specially stunning aboard a Harbour Cruise.
How Much? Free

The Horse Races at Happy Valley

Happy Valley Horse Races

The Happy Valley horse races in 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. On race day, 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. The "Come Horseracing Tour" provides transportation to/from your hotel, dinner and drinks and access to the Member's Boxes.

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January 24 - 27, 2019
HK Convention Centre

Longines Masters

Longines Masters of Hong Kong

February 15 - 17, 2019
at AsiaWorld Expo

Maroon 5

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Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macau

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