The New Years's Eve fireworks are back in Hong Kong this year and will be ready to welcome 2024 with the iconic flair and splendor our beautiful harbour is so well known for. They promise to be as spectacular as ever, watching as thousands of bright lights explode over the skyline is simply a mesmerizing experience... The Hong Kong New Year Fireworks and Countdown celebration has traditionally been one of the premier and most anticipated events of the year, check for yourself, this is what we have been missing for the last four years!
Get ready to party away and ring in the new year with a bang!
Here is a guide to the best FREE vantage points to watch the fireworks, fireworks cruises, restaurants, bars and hotels with fireworks views... Details are still trickling in, here's what we know so far of this year's celebrations to welcome 2024.
The Fireworks will be held at midnight December 31, 2023 and we expect it to be a synchronised "pyromusical" including fireworks, pyrotechnics, music and lights, all beautifully choreographed.
The Countdown starts 60 seconds before midnight, the focal point of the countdown has not been announced, in prior years it has been reflected on the facade of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and more recently also at the M+ Museum in the waterfront. This year's is TBA.
The fireworks will be launched from the barges set up in the harbour, lighting effects and fireworks shoot out of rooftops of buildings and landmarks on both sides with many exploding high in the sky above Victoria Harbour. The scope, range and duration of the fireworks as the complexity and sophistication of the entire performance may vary and details are TBA but one thing is for sure, there are always new features and surprises, on the latest shows we had lasers, led displays, drone shows, and of course stunning coreography and a spectacular grand finale. The pyrotechnics and synchronized music and sound effects never fail to provide an incredibly dazzling spectacle with a superb atmosphere.
You can practically watch the fireworks from just about anywhere in Hong Kong but you need to stake out your viewing place waaaay
before midnight as most public places will be packed, and remember, road closures start as early as 6:30 pm.
Normally there is also a live street party featuring various artist performances, the details for the 2024 NYE are TBA.
When?: December 31, 2023 - Countdown starts 60 seconds before midnight.
Where?: Anywhere within view of the harbour.
How much?: Free! at all public viewing areas.
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.
Also consider whether you want to have the focal point of the countdown in view or just want to enjoy the fireworks. The focal point is normally at the Convention Center, so best view if you want to watch that is from the Kowloon side.
One of our favourite spots to watch from Kowloon in Tsim Sha Tsui,
you can watch all along
the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade 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, and the Hung Hom Promenade.
Watching the fireworks from a Harbour Cruise in the middle of Victoria Harbour as the entire sky lits up and splashes of colour and light explode all around you is truly a once-in-a-lifetime enthralling experience. There simply are no words to describe it.
Another plus besides the front-row fifty-yard-line awesome views is the fact that you avoid the crowds and, this is a big one, there will be free-flowing drinks AND toilets available...
New Year's Eve fireworks cruises are extremely popular, so needless to say, you need to book as soon as you firm up your plans as they sell out quite quickly!
NYE Fireworks Cruise, Open Bar
70 ft. Yacht
Dinner and free flowing beverages
When?: Meets at pier for check in at 9:00 pm
Where?: Meeting point at Kowloon City Ferry Pier
Disembarks at Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
How Much?: US$ 429
Certainly an experience to remember! Sells 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 with a live band.
One glass of sparkling wine or free drink included with the New Year Fireworks package
One set party favor
Quick and easy entrance with this e-ticket admission
Star Ferry has added two fantastic locations for fireworks viewing from their own Ferry piers at Tsim Sha Tsui and Wanchai, could not be more convenient!
At the Tsim Sha Tsui side you will be watching from the ample Star Ferry Harbor Cruise Waiting Area, this has the most spectacular views of the Hong Kong skyline
At the Wan Chai Star Ferry Pier you will be watching from the Rooftop with its super wide 270-degree view of Victoria Harbour. One of the launch barges is right in front of the Ferry Pier
Refreshments and snacks included
Quick and easy entrance with this e-ticket admission
The First Ever New Year's Countdown at Hong Kong Disneyland!
On New Year's Eve the park's Castle of Magical Dreams will be transformed into a festive party area. As midnight approaches, a rousing "Momentous" nighttime spectacular experience will end 2023 with bright lights and big bangs. And as the euphoric fireworks conclude, Disney Friends take the stage to lead you in a lively countdown accompanied by magnificent lights and mesmerizing projections across the sky. It's sure to be an unforgettable and magical celebration that will inspire hopes and dreams for the new year to come!
When?: December 31, 2023 - 9:00 pm
Where?: Hong Kong Disneyland
How Much?: Free With General Admission
As if this wasn't already the liveliest spot in Hong Kong, during the merry season Lan Kwai Fong goes all out with its renowned Christmas street party and then
a week later, ready to do it again, to welcome the New Year.
Food, drink, entertainment... all restaurants, bars and clubs will be at capacity so reserve early!
When?: New Year's Eve December 31, 2022
Where?: Streets of Lan Kwai Fong. Take the MTR to Central Station Exit D2, on to Theatre Lane and up D'Aguilar Street.
For our traditional New Year concert, we usher in 2023 with a joyful and exuberant programme of enchanting dance music from Johann Strauss II, Kreisler and Richard Strauss, preceded by overtures by Berlioz and Tchaikovsky.
For Ages 6 and Above.
When? December 30 - 31, 2022
Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
How Much? HK$220, HK340, HK$460, HK$580