In anticipation of Chinese New Year, Hong Kong Flower Markets are buzzing with a frenzy of activity in the weeks leading to this most loved event as households prepare decorations as well as gifts for their loved ones.
A visit to the Hong Kong Flower Markets during this time of the year is a great way to get into the spirit of the festivities.
One of the most popular Chinese New Year Flower Markets is held annually in Victoria Park in Causeway Bay starting a week or so before the New Year and running up until New Year's Day.
As the name implies, here's where you enjoy beautiful blooms in all the vibrant colours and smells of the season...
The markets are the perfect place to get enveloped in the joy of the festivities, pick up a few items to decorate the house...
Buy presents for friends and relatives, flowers and fruit trees for good luck...
Through the years the offerings have extended beyond flowers and plants and decorations. You can buy all sorts of goods, ranging from small toys and electronics, clothing, etc.
Nowadays you can find just about anything at the New Year Markets, they are quite popular with the locals. On a normal year, you would have to be prepared for the wall-to-wall crowds, specially at night, this year, please be mindful of any covid precautions that might be in effect at the time.
If you are on the Kowloon side, a popular Chinese New Year Market in Mongkok is set up at Fa Hui Park.
See the locations of these two popular Flower Markets on the map:
Fa Hui Park
The flower markets which traditionally have ended at midnight on New Year's eve are now beginning to open throughout the early hours of New Year's day until 6:00 am, for all those last-minute necessities!
Chinese New Year "Lucky Plants"
Much as the Christmas Tree in the western world, these are some of the most popular plants that hold a special meaning for the Chinese during the New Year celebrations, some are considered auspicious, some make wonderful decorations.
Look for any of these which are in great demand during the season at all the flower markets in Hong Kong.
Chinese New Year Flower Markets 2023
When? Lunar New Year Fairs generally open one week prior to New Year's Day. This year they will open on January 16, 2023. On New Year's Eve January 21, 2023 it will be open throughout the night until the early hours (6:00 am) of New Year's Day when it will close. (Please pay attention to the latest Coronavirus health and safety ordinances and curfews)
How Much? Depends on what you're buying! Free to browse!
Where? Main Flower Markets set up at:
Victoria Park in Causeway Bay:
- 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.
Fa Hui Park Flower Market in Mongkok:
- MTR Prince Edward Station Exit A, walk along Playing Field Road, then left to Sai Yee Street then right to Boundary Street, Fa Hui Park will be on the left
In addition, Lunar New Year Fairs are also set up throughout many locations in Hong Kong:
- Tat Tung Road Garden in Tung Chung
- Fa Hui Park in Sham Shui Po
- Cheung Sha Wan Playground in Sham Shui Po
- Morse Park in Wong Tai Sin
- Kwun Tong Recreation Ground in Kwun Tong
- Kwai Chung Sports Ground in Kwai Tsing
- Sha Tsui Road Playground in Tsuen Wan
- Tin Hau Temple in Fung Shui Square in Tai Po
- Tin Hau Temple Plaza in Tuen Mun
- Shek Wu Hui Playground in the North District
- Tung Tau Industrial Area Playground in Yuen Long
- Yuen Wo Playground in Sha Tin
- Man Yee Playground in Sai Kung
- Po Hong Park in Tseung Kwan O
More info: http://www.fehd.gov.hk/
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