February 2024 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

Dragons, Lions, Lantern Galore...

First and foremost this February 2024 are the return of two of our iconic Chinese New Year celebrations as we get ready to welcome the Year of the Dragon on February 10, 2024, the Lunar New Year Night Parade and the spectacular Chinese New Year Fireworks.

The Lunar New Year flower markets will be getting underway at the beginning of the month and the plethora of celebrations, dragon parades, carnivals and lion dances will all culminate with the traditional Spring Lantern Festival on February 24, 2024.

For football fans, Messi is in town for an exciting pre-season friendly match at Hong Kong Stadium. Here are the top Hong Kong events for February 2024.

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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 Spring Festival events but do make some time to head to the parks and outdoors and enjoy the marvelous weather! For nature lovers, this is the time to enjoy our fantastic reserves and trails, migrating birds are here in spades.

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Hong Kong Lunar New Year Highlight Events

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? Markets start on February 4, 2024. On New Year's Eve February 9, 2024 it will be open throughout until the early hours (6:00 am) of New Year's Day when it will come to a close. (Subject to change)
Hours from 12:00 noon to midnight
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? 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 10, 2024 - 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 20 - 25 minutes.

When? February 11, 2024 - 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 12, 2024 - 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 Displays and Lantern Carnival

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? Lantern displays from February 2 - 25, 2024
Lantern Carnivals - February 20 - 25, 2024
Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza by the Water Pools in front of the Clocktower, Tsim Sha Tsui. and locations in New Territories East and West.
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

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HK Disneyland Discount Tickets Adult HK639 HKD584, Children HK475 HKD428
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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 and all restaurants of course, will be featuring seasonal specials.

When? February 10 - March 3, 2024
Where? Ocean Park Hong Kong
How Much? CNY events are free with entrance ticket.

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Ocean Park Discount All Day Delight Tickets Adult HK498 HK$368, Child HK249 HK$233.

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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? February 10 - 25, 2024
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+

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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...

Messi is in Town! Inter Miami CF vs Hong Kong Team

Wishing Tree in Lam Tsuen

Tatler partners with David Beckham and Inter Miami CF to bring Lionel Messi and Inter Miami CF to Hong Kong for Tatler XFEST on February 4, 2024 at Hong Kong Stadium.

This is Inter Miami CF's first-ever international tour!

When? February 4, 2024, Training Session on February 3, 2024
Where? Hong Kong Stadium
How Much? HK$ 880 - HK$4,880+, Training session tickets HK$580+

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Hong Kong Performing Arts Festival

On its 52nd year, this is Hong Kong's foremost event dedicated to the performing arts featuring more than 1,400 outstanding international and local artists in over 150 performances of 45 programmes, and more than 350 outreach and education events.

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 Festival opens officially on February 22, 2024 at the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, with the Bayerische Staatsoper's performance of Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss and closes on March 22, 2024 also at the Grand Theatre of Hong Kong Cultural Centre, with Shanghai Ballet's performance of A Sigh of Love.

This year's line up include Five-time Grammy award winner Angélique Kidjo, the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Netherlands Chamber Choir, the Hankyung arte Philharmonic, the Festival Strings Lucerne, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the First Troupe of the China National Peking Opera Company, the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe, pioneering troupe Canto Op, La Scala Ballet, the series Arab Arts Focus—Morocco, Palestine, Egypt, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh's Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel and many many more!

When?: February 22 - March 22, 2024
Where?: Many venues including the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wanchai,
How Much?: Ticket prices for in-venue performances vary, many free of charge to the public upon registration.

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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