We kick off 2012 with the New Year's Countdown and Fireworks and shortly thereafter come the Chinese New Year preparations and celebrations.
Check out this video with a recap for the Lunar New Year Celebrations in Hong Kong for 2012:
At midnight "2012" appears on Two IFC, the theme music for this year's celebration is "Soaring Dragon with a
Happy Heart" as the new Chinese New Year of the Dragon approaches.
A four-minute fireworks display from the 10 participating buildings on this side of Hong Kong Island follows.
Where? You can watch all along the promenade, be sure to get there early!
How Much? Free!
Where? The Parade will start on Chater Road and continue along Hennessy Road. It will end at the Southern Playground in Wanchai where the Dragon and Lion Dance Performances will take place.
How Much? Free!
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 atmposhere is at night, but be prepared for the crowds!
Where? 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? Depends on what you're buying! Free to browse!
How Much?Free along the Parade route, fee applies for spectator stands.
Click here for more info on the Hong Kong Chinese New Year Night Parade
including Parade Route and options for viewing.
How Much?Free at public places, might want to consider watching the fireworks aboard a Harbour Cruise.
Click here for more info on the Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks
including options for viewing.
As part of the Lunar New Year festivities, the department sets up
an amazing annual Lantern Exhibition, this year's Theme is Glittering Toys - A Showcase of Chinese Zodiac.
Where? Evenings at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Plaza, Tsim Sha Tsui.
How Much? Free
Here's more on the Chinese Lantern Festival celebrations in Hong Kong.
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!
If you missed the Chinese New Year Parade, this is your chance, all the floats will be on display and the performers from the parade will also perform here.
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. Visit www.lamtsuen.com for more info.
All genres of the performing arts are well represented including concerts, ballets, operas, drama by leading international orchestras, performers and artists in world-class venues.
For this year's line up and ticket information check the official site www.hk.artsfestival.org
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Here is to a wonderful Hong Kong travel experience!
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