February 2020 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

Dragons, Lions, Lantern Galore...
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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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.

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Hong Kong Lunar New Year Highlight Events in February 2020

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, 2020 - 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 HK190 (must bring passport)

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

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 2020
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 HKD560 US$74, Children HK475 HKD431 US$55
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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? Mid-January to Mid-February 2020
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 HK498 HKD418 US$53, Children HK249 HKD235 US$30, weekday daytime tickets are only Adult HK249, Children HK130

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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 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 TBC, and of course, festival food from around the world!

Also, back with brand new performers is The Great Circus of Europe, raring to leave you gasping in disbelief.

When?: December 12, 2019 - February 16, 2020
Where?: Central Waterfront Event Space, at the Central Waterfront next to the Ferris Wheel
How Much?: Adults HK 120 (includes entry and 10 tokens), Concession HK 80 (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 HK $550 - Family package available. 2-for-1 ticket deal on all shows from 17-20 December. This offer is only available online at zicket.co

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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 14 - 16, 2020

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
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

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 - 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 2020

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
Where?: Hong Kong Convention Centre
How Much?: TBC HK$35

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

Hong Kong Performing Arts Festival

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 including cooking demonstrations - truly a can't-miss event for public who embrace green and healthy lifestyle.

When?: February 21 - 23, 2020
Where?: Hong Kong Convention Centre Hall 3F
How Much?: Friday and Saturday: $10, Sunday $20

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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