Hong Kong New Year's Eve celebrations to welcome 2023 are just being announced. This year we will be ringing in the new year with a fabulous multimedia extravaganza which much like the fireworks shows can be viewed all over Victoria Harbour.
Fireworks in the grand scale as we are accostumed to have not been announced due to ongoing Covid precautions but we are likely to see some fireworks at midnight as part of the countdown show, and as they have in the past, will be launched from some of our iconic buildings that line both sides of the harbour.
Hong Kong New Year's Eve 2023 Live Performances
Our glistening harbour is the perfect backdrop for the celebrations which will begin with a series of live performances...
Entertainment and countdown celebrations will start at 11:45 pm on December 31, 2022
Kicking off the celebrations will be pianist Niu Niu (meaning "Little Ox"), the young talent that has already performed in acclaimed institutions and venues including London's Royal Festival Hall in the presence of HRH King Charles, London's Wigmore Hall, Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts, Shanghai Oriental Centre, and Suntory Hall Tokyo.
The award-winning Hong Kong Rope Skipping Club will make an appearance and show off their technique in a mixture of acrobatics, speed, choreography and endurance that is sure to mesmerize the public.
And to round up the entertainment, the Gekko Taiko Drummers will bring excitement with a thrilling, authentic, yet non-traditional performance.
What's different this year is that even though the entertainment will be brought to you LIVE, IN PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. You can tune in the HKTB social media platforms to watch:
The limelight of the celebrations and countdown clock to midnight will be projected in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre as it has in many years in the past.
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.
One huge street party...
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!
Here's looking back at the last decade of celebrations from the countdown to 2009 to the last one in 2020. You can see how the spectacle has evolved from the earlier years when the focal point was at the IFC center, then the tallest building in Hong Kong, and in later years transitioning to the Hong Kong Convention Center with fireworks being launched from barges set up in the middle of Victoria Harbour.