Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020 Update
Hong Kong has cancelled a number of public Lunar New Year events including the Chinese New Year Carnival and the Firworks, amid safety concerns and in an effort to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. Check for any updated info before you head out to any large-scale event and most of all have a harmonious, healthy and peaceful Spring Festival.
The annual Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks extravaganza is truly an institution and a definite "must see" event.
Fireworks and firecrackers are an essential part of the celebrations and in Hong Kong the New Year is greeted with
an extraordinary production which can be seen from both sides of the Harbour.
This has to be one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the world.
To welcome the New Year, a fleet of pontoons and barges set up in the middle of Victoria Harbour launches the pyrothecnic wonder
as the sky above the harbour explodes in bursts of shimmering color on a breathtaking show that lasts
approximately 25 minutes.
Firecrackers are believed to scare away the evil spirits, helping bring in all the good luck for the coming year. The New Year Fireworks
are an intrinsic part of Chinese tradition and one of the city's landmark events.
When are the Chinese New Year Fireworks 2020?
Where are the best spots to watch?
This year's Year of the Rat Fireworks celebration will be on January 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm, details are TBA, but normally last for approximately 20 minutes.
There is no admission charge, you can watch all along the waterfront or from anywhere in sight of the Victoria Harbour skies.
Which side of the harbour? As a general rule, you should watch from whatever side you are staying and plan on walking.
Trying to catch a taxi or the packed MTR on the way home when every one else is also trying to do the same is quite challenging to say the least.
One of our favourite free spots to watch is from the Tsim Sha Tsui side with Victoria Peak and the Central Skyline in the background,
you can watch all along
the Promenade and the Avenue of the Stars from the Star Ferry Terminal to the New World Centre in the East.
Another popular vantage point for fireworks is the Hung Hom Bypass which is closed to traffic between Salisbury Road and Hung Hom Road.
If staying in the Hong Kong Island side, consider the area around the
Convention Centre and Bauhinia Square or anywhere
along the Central Waterfront Promenade that extends from the Central Star Ferry Pier to Tamar Park and has
elevated walkways for great views.
You can also watch from the mid-levels and Victoria Peak. Here's a guide and map for the best free vantage points and tips for enjoying the fireworks!
Keep in mind that all of the public spaces will be extremely crowded!
By far one of our favourite places to enjoy any of Hong Kong's legendary fireworks displays is in the middle of Victoria Harbour aboard a Harbour Cruise. You get not only fantastic unobstructed "front seat" views, you avoid the crowds while enjoying drinks and cocktails aboard without having to worry where the next restroom is...
And there are of course plenty of fantastic venues throughout the city with that million-dollar view for a truly unforgettable experience.
2020 Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruises and Offers
A Victoria Harbour cruise provides one of the best vantage points for viewing Hong Kong's legendary fireworks displays.
If you are looking for a special way to welcome the Year of the Rat, this certainly fits the bill. You will be surrounded by a glitter of lights and an explosion of fireworks as the stunning celebration envelops the city for this joyous occasion.
Here are some offers for you to consider, they do sell out quickly so try to make your bookings as soon as you firm up your plans!
Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise aboard the Bauhinia
- Pick-up from designated hotels between 4:00pm - 5:00 pm
- Chinese style dinner at Tai Koo Place prior to boarding
- Transfer to Sai Wan Ho Public Pier for boarding
- Live Band and Free drinks included
- Enjoy the fabulous fireworks display
- Return to Sai Wan Ho Pier and transfer to designated hotel
- This cruise is Wheelchair accesible
When?: January 26, 2020
How Much?: US$ 208
›› More Info and Booking: 2020 Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise
Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise and Buffet Dinner and Drinks
- Departs from Central Pier 10 at 6:00 pm
- Small group
- Includes buffet dinner and free flowing drinks (Sparkling, white and red wine, beer, soft drinks and juice)
- Enjoy the fabulous fireworks display
- Returns to Pier after the fireworks
When?: January 26, 2020
How Much?: US$ 197
›› More Info and Booking: 2020 Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise and Buffet Dinner
Chinese New Year Fireworks at Sky100
Certainly an experience to remember! Likely to sell out quick!
Ride up the double decker elevators at Hong Kong's tallest building straight to Sky100 Observation Deck where you enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the Hong Kong skyline, famous Victoria Harbour and the stunning fireworks.
One free drink included with the Chinese New Year Fireworks package
Quick and easy entrance with this e-ticket admission
When?: January 26, 2020 - 18:30 to 22:00 (last admission at 19:45)
HK$ 298 Klook Offer HK$268 US$34
›› More Info and Booking: 2020 CNY Fireworks at Sky100 Select the 2020 Chinese New Year Fireworks Package.
Cruise Only: Chinese New Year's Fireworks Cruise Not Yet Available
This is the no-frills option and a great offer, no dinner, no bufett, only a fantastic experience as you sail out under the bright lights of the city under the Victoria Harbour skies for a Lunar New Year to remember.
Leaves from the Hong Kong Island side.
- Departs from North Point East, Passenger Pier East Berth, (MTR Exit A1)
- Boarding at 7:30 pm
- Enjoy a Harbour Cruise in Victoria Harbour
- Return to pier shortly after fireworks display
- Dismissal at Pier
HK$199 Groupon Offer HK$169
›› More Info and Booking: 2019 CNY Fireworks Cruise
The Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks together with the Parade are two of the city's most anticipated Chinese New Year events, don't miss them if you are in town!
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