February 2020 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

Dragons, Lions, Lantern Galore...

Some events may be cancelled due to the current health precautions. Please check with event organisers for updates.

February in Hong Kong, Chinese New Year Decorations

The Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing in Hong Kong and will wrap up this February 2020 with the traditional Spring Lantern Festival.

Watch out for dancing lions and parading dragons which are still making the rounds to welcome the Year of the Rat. Here are the top Hong Kong events for February 2020.

Chinese New Year Highlight Celebrations in February 2020:

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Also Coming This February 2020 to Hong Kong

Ongoing Events This February 2020

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Hong Kong Staycation Hot Deals


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.

Get Outdoors!

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Hong Kong Lunar New Year Highlight Events in February 2020

Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival

Lantern Carnival in Tsim Sha Tsui

The Chinese New Year festivities culminate on the 15th day of the Lunar Year on February 8, 2020 with the Spring Lantern Carnival.

This day, expect to see fantastic lantern displays, all shapes, size and forms, lining up streets and alleys and particularly at the Carnival, where there will also be cultural performances, lion dances, stage acts, folk craft demonstrations...

When? Main Carnival in TST February 8, 2020 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui.
How Much? FREE!

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? January 17 - February 9, 2020 Displays are lit 6:00pm to 11pm from Friday to Sunday.
Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza by the Water Pools in front of the Clocktower, Tsim Sha Tsui.
How Much? Free

Magical Year After Year 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!

Special event this year celebrating the Year of the Dragon is a one-of-a-kind concert with world-renown pianist Lang Lang on January 27, 2024 on stage at the Castle of Magical Dreams.

When? January 25 to February 25, 2024
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 HK639 HKD584, Children HK475 HKD428
More Info and Booking at Klook.com

Dining Offers at Hong Kong Disneyland

Ocean Park Lucky Lunar Fiesta - Park is closed until further notice

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? Mid-January to Mid-February 2020 Park is closed until further notice
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 Standard HK438 HK$388

More Info and Booking at Klook.com

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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? From New Year's Day January 25 until at least the Lantern Festival February 8, 2020
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 A1A Carnival in the Waterfront

Great European Carnival Rides at Night

The giant, amazing outdoor event in one of Hong Kong's most iconic settings with sweeping views of Victoria Harbour is set to return after four years!

What's coming? Two months of thrilling rides for all, carnival games, live entertainment including local and international music artists and comedy performers, and of course, festival food from around the world!

The 2023 - 2024 Carnival will feature many highlights as in years past. The World Circus is back with new exciting performances from all over the world. Performance art, interactive sporting events, live music, and local community acts all have a home at the AIA Carnival.

When?: December 21, 2023 - February 25, 2024
Where?: Central Waterfront Event Space, at the Central Waterfront next to the Observation Wheel
How Much?: General Admission from HK$140 for adults on Off-Peak Days to HK$160 for Peak Days, Children Off-Peak HK$95 Peak HK$110, add-on tokens HK$180+

Valentine's Day In Hong Kong - February 14, 2020

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 - Cancelled

Hong Kong Masters

Established across three continents and four iconic cities – Paris, Hong Kong, New York and Lausanne - the Longines Masters series is one of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world.

If you love horses, this is your event! This is not only about exhilarating show jumping, 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...

New to this year's event and in the same arena as Longines Masters, is the Asian Arabian Horse Show, the first of its kind in Hong Kong.

This is a fantastic event for the entire family as there will also be activities for kids such as the unique Hobby Horse competition, a simulation of the gymnastic elements of real-life horseback riding that can be surprisingly competitive.

When?: February 14 - 16, 2020 Cancelled
Where?: AsiaWorld Expo
How Much?: Admission to the Prestige Village HK 180
Tickets for competition sessions - HK$230 for a Grandstand Pass, family and concessionary tickets available as well as premium VIP packages.

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon - Cancelled

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 9, 2020 - Cancelled
Where?: Watch along Race Route on both sides of the harbour
How Much?: FREE for spectators

C3 AFA Hong Kong 2020 - Cancelled

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 14 - 16, 2020 - Cancelled
Where?: Hong Kong Convention Centre
How Much?: TBC HK$35

Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 13 - March 14, 2020

Hong Kong Performing Arts Festival

Due to the current public health situation many acts have been postponed/cancelled. Latest updates of the programme information of Festival will be announced on the official website.

On its 48th 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 Bavarian State Opera, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Igor Moiseyev Ballet, the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, the Salzburg Marionette Theatre, the Prague Philharmonic Choir and many more.

The 6th Vegetarian Food Asia and the 9th LOHAS Expo

LOHAS 2020

This is Hong Kong's largest vegetarian and green living exhibition. It is open to the general public where visitors will be able to find and shop a wide variety of vegetarian and green living products from around the world throughout the three show days.

The expo's "Public Zone" was successfully debuted in the last edition with a record-breaking 30,000 visits. In the 2020 shows, the organizer will expand the Public Hall's scale. Apart from showcasing 4,000 vegetarian, natural, organic, and green living products, the expo will also feature exciting events for the public who embrace a green and healthy lifestyle.

When?: February 21 - 23, 2020 - Postponed October 23 - 25, 2020
Where?: Hong Kong Convention Centre Hall 3F
How Much?: Friday and Saturday: $10, Sunday $20 Online registration is now OPEN! Register now to get the FREE ticket!

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 Are On! This is how you can attend

Happy Valley Horse Races

The 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 two world-class venues, at the Sha Tin Racecourse and the iconic Happy Valley Racecourse.

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?: Happy Valley Night Races on 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.
Sha Tin Day Races are on Sundays. First race normally starts at 1:00 pm, earlier if there are more than 10 races. Gates open at 11:00 am.
All races will be streamed live at the HK Jockey Club Racing Channel.
How Much? 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. You can join this guided experience and learn all about horse racing and betting, Enjoy the HKJC horse races from the 2M roof deck.


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