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Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations

This New Year’s Eve, join the throngs of cheering revellers along Hong Kong’s waterfront and usher in 2017 with a bang!

The radiant Victoria Harbour is the belle of the ball for Hong Kong’s spectacular New Year countdown. A party atmosphere will reign supreme as festive celebrations fill the day with joy and fun before you ring in the new year with a 10-minute pyromusical display lighting up the skies against the iconic Hong Kong skyline.

Whether you watch it along the shoreline, from a boat on the harbour or on-high in a skyscraper, it’s definitely worth planning early to ensure a prime spot!

31 December 2016
Shooting Stars: 11pm/11:15pm/11:30pm/11:45pm
Fireworks and special effects: Midnight
Victoria Harbour

When the clock ticks down to midnight, you’ll want to have your viewing spot firmly staked out and your loved ones close as Victoria Harbour erupts in a heart-pounding pyromusical.

As the hour strikes, watch as the brilliant 2017 display illuminates the iconic harbour. Fireworks and special effects will launch from Hong Kong’s waterfront and surrounding skyscrapers, lighting up the layers of the city skyline.

Wish Upon a Star

Make a wish upon a pyrotechnic star and get your new year off to a great start. Beginning at 11pm at 15-minute intervals, rooftops around the harbour will emit a series of ‘shooting stars’. So, when you see them, make a wish and it just might come true!

The Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations will be a breathtaking display that will bring out the dramatic beauty of Victoria Harbour and the city’s renowned skyline. So, you’ll definitely want to pick a good spot to take in the show. Here are some suggestions:


Along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront

- Hong Kong Cultural Centre Open Piazza and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

 How to get there
  • MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit L6 or J, or MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit E, and follow the signs to Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Or MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit P1, and walk across Salisbury Road to the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. It’s about a 15-minute walk.

Hong Kong Island

Central Harbourfront

 How to get there
  • MTR Central Station, Exit A, turn right and take the covered walkway to the Star Ferry Pier and turn right to the promenade. It’s about a 15-minute walk.

Area around Central Piers 9 & 10

 How to get there
  • MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit A2. Walk through ifc mall to Central Piers.

Golden Bauhinia Square, Wan Chai

 How to get there
  • MTR Wan Chai Station, Exit A5. Follow the signs to Golden Bauhinia Square via the covered walkway. It’s about a 15-minute walk.

Victoria Harbour

Experience the spectacle from the deck of a New Year countdown cruise.


Remarks: Road closures are anticipated in the Tsim Sha Tsui area from 8pm onwards, so make sure you’re in place early.

Hop on a harbour cruise and soak up all the excitement of the dazzling New Year Countdown Celebrations!

New Year Countdown Cruises

Harbour Cruise – Bauhinia
A triple-decker ferry with both cabin seating and open area

HK$1,480 per person (Price is inclusive of 10% service charge)
Includes: New Year’s Eve warm-up party at pier upper deck followed by dinner buffet cruise with unlimited soft drinks, orange juice, house beer, house wine, whisky and vodka, live music and lucky draw.
8:45pm to 12:45am (4 hours)
Boarding Pier:
North Point (East) Passenger Ferry Pier
Enquiries and Bookings:
Harbour Cruise – Bauhinia
2802 2886 (9am to 7pm)

Watertours Chinese Tour Boat
A double-decker Chinese tour boat with open-deck seating and cabin on the lower deck

HK$480 per person
Includes unlimited supply of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on board
10:30pm to 12:30am (about 2 hours)
Boarding Pier:
Central Pier 9
Enquiries and Bookings:
Watertours of Hong Kong Ltd.
2926 3868 (9am to 6pm)

New Year Countdown Tour

Tour includes:

  • Visit to Lantau Link View Point for night view of Tsing Ma Bridge
  • Visit to Temple Street Night Market
  • Chinese seafood dinner at Lei Yue Mun fishing village
  • One-hour countdown cruise ride on the Oriental Dragon with unlimited drinks on board
  • One glass of champagne
HK$1,600 adult /
HK$1,500 child (2–12 years old)
6pm to 12:30am (about 6 hours)
Enquiries and Bookings:
Jetway Express Ltd.
2336 6916 (8:30am to 6:30pm)

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