Latest News: The Annual National Day Fireworks Display has been cancelled
The Hong Kong government has cancelled the annual National Day fireworks display on October 1st, 2020 because of the pandemic.
Hong Kong celebrates National Day every year on October 1st. It marks the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1st, 1949 and is
celebrated throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.
In Hong Kong, celebrations have been held since 1997, the year of the handover of the territory from British hands to China.
The festivities include a host of activities such as Flag Raising Ceremonies and Parades, but the main showstealer is without a doubt the magnificent fireworks display in Victoria Harbour.
The National Day holiday is a favourite of Chinese, when they enjoy a "Golden Week" of days off. This year of course will be different as we are still following tight Covid-19 measures. The 2020 fireworks display has been cancelled.
Fireworks displays in Hong Kong are legendary, breathtaking shows of pyrotechnics that lit up the Hong Kong skyline
over beautiful Victoria Harbour.
The National Day Fireworks are no exception and every year, on October 1st, thousands will gather along the
waterfront to witness this stunning spectacle.
The show is over 20 minutes long and is set off from several barges positioned in the middle of Victoria Harbour.
show can be enjoyed from anywhere there is a view of the sky above the Harbour, either from the Kowloon or the Island side.
The programme consists of several acts with different themes featuring distinct
elements of Chinese culture, Chinese characters, brilliant and colorful designs, etc. and of course the grand finale towards the last minute when the sky is filled with lights and the shimmering sparks in all colours, reds, blues, greens, golds...
Click on the arrow to watch one of the previous displays viewed from the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade side:
There is (sort of) synchronised music that is piped in through the speakers
along the waterfront. You can also enjoy the musical program by tuning to Radio FM 97.6 - 98.9.
2020 National Day Fireworks
The National Day fireworks programme typically lasts over 20 minutes and is launched from the
barges set up in Victoria Harbour.
When?: Thursday October 1, 2020, at 9:00 pm 2020 FIREWORKS CANCELLED Where?: Victoria Harbour, for best free vantage points see below
How Much?: FREE!
Where to enjoy the National Day Fireworks?
These are some of the favourite places to watch the display, but be mindful that any of the public viewing areas will be extremely crowded, getting there early is definitely a must. Some people arrive as early as noon to stake out a great vantage point and come equipped with
picnics, music, drinks, etc.
Viewers are invited to tune to Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 4 (FM 97.6 to 98.9) for synchronised music.
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 fireworks spectacular to remember.
All of The Peninsula's restaurants will be celebrating National Day with special menus. That evening, The Peninsula Hong Kong extends a warm invitation to all restaurant patrons to gather on the Sun Terrace for complimentary Champagne. Sip and settle in to behold the city's ever-imaginative harbour-side fireworks display.
Indulge in a sumptuous Dinner at Cafe Marco on National Day. Restaurant guests can also enjoy complimentary access to the Viewing Platform on Level 6 to witness the magnificent fireworks display over Victoria Harbour.
Hotel guests naturally also have access to the Terrace for a front-row experience of the spectacular fireworks display.
Certainly an experience to remember!
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 at Café 100 included with the National Day Fireworks package (choose from Soft Drink or Orange Juice or Beer or Red Wine or White Wine)
Quick and easy entrance with e-ticket admission
Session time: 7:30pm-10:00pm
Hutong offers a unique and stunning setting for the celebration with 360 degree views that wrap around the venue, offering full views of the iconic Hong Kong skyline, Victoria Harbour and the fireworks. It beautifully combines antique interiors inspired by the hutongs - or alleyways - of China of Old, antique metal-studded wooden doors, billowing silk curtains, red lanterns and carved wooden screens...
Hutong is offering once again an elaborate National Day menu to celebrate the ocassion.
When?: October 1, 2020 from Noon - 6pm
(Gates open at 11am)
Where?: Sha Tin Race Course
How Much?: General Admission at Public Enclosure HK10, free for tourists just bring your passport, or Members' Enclosure with Tourist Badge HK130 (must also bring passport)
Head to Macau: The 2020 International Fireworks Contest on National Day - CANCELLED
Held over 5 weekends, the best of the best in the pyrotechnic industry battle it out in Macau with one of the competitions held on National Day
Times?: 9:00 pm and 9:40 pm
Where?: Sea area in front of the Macau Tower. Where to watch? Just about anywhere in Macau, preferably where the Macau Tower is in full view
How Much?: FREE!