New Year's Eve in Hong Kong

New Year's Eve 2021 Countdown

The Hong Kong New Year Fireworks and Countdown celebration is one of the premier and most anticipated events of the year. Sadly, for the second year in a row, the dazzling fireworks display over Victoria Harbour to welcome 2021 has been cancelled this year due to the Covid pandemic and the need to uphold social distancing measures. But fireworks or no fireworks, Hong Kong will still manage to welcome 2021 with a bang while adhering to the latest government health measures.

Hong Kong New Year's Eve 2021 countdown celebrations are going online this year! Here's how to watch from wherever in the world you may happen to be!

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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.

Hong Kong New Year's Countdown 2021

The Fireworks which would normally be held at midnight December 31, 2020 have been cancelled.

The Hong Kong New Year's Eve 2021 countdown celebrations are going online this year and will allow us to participate from anywhere in the world from the comfort of our own homes!

The live countdown will start at 11:00 pm on December 31, 2020. You can tune in the HKTB website or the social media platforms to watch:

At the stroke of midnight, a two-minute video will follow with vibrant messages, blessings and wishes for the New Year and showcasing Hong Kong's magnificent Victoria Harbour and all our beloved iconic landmarks.

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