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The radiant Victoria Harbour is the belle of the ball for Hong Kong’s spectacular countdown on New Year’s Eve. An enhanced edition of ‘A Symphony of Lights’ with pyrotechnic effects set off from prime buildings on Hong Kong Island will light up the skies and the harbour. Join us to usher in 2023 and kick off a healthy and prosperous new year with the unforgettable countdown celebrations!

Date: 31 December 2022

11:45pm – 12:10am

Live broadcast channel:

Discover Hong Kong – YouTube Channel

The celebrations include a series of fascinating programmes, to be broadcasted live on free local TV channels, as well as our website and social media platforms. Viewers can count down to the New Year with their friends and family in the comfort of their homes.

Exuberant cultural and sports performances by young performers

Time: 11:45pm, 31 December 2022
*No on-site audience will be admitted

A succession of energetic young performers will stage an exuberant performance to welcome the New Year, featuring internationally acclaimed young pianist Niu Niu (Zhang Shengliang), multi-time world champion Hong Kong Rope Skipping Club, and local taiko drumming group Gekko, who has previously performed in many large-scale international events.

Animation leading up to the countdown

Time: 11:58pm, 31 December 2022

Get ready for the countdown with a 3D animation that celebrates the city’s diversity and dynamics. The short film will pump up the countdown atmosphere with rhythmic drumming, dancing fires and exciting music.

Gigantic countdown clock at HKCEC

Time: 11:59:30pm, 31 December 2022

In the last 30 seconds of 2022, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) will once again turn into a gigantic countdown clock, bidding farewell to the old and welcoming the New Year together with the Hong Kong public.

Enhanced edition of ‘A Symphony of Lights’ with pyrotechnic effects

Time: 12am, 1 January 2023

The enhanced edition of a 10-minute ‘A Symphony of Lights’ will light up the skies as Hong Kong steps into the new year. Buildings and landmarks along the coastline of Victoria Harbour on Hong Kong Island will put on a pyrotechnic display with dancing laser beams and lights. Together with the colourfully lit Star Ferry fleet, Victoria Harbour will come to life in vibrant lights and music. HKCEC will also display texts of “2023” and well wishes to kick-start the New Year and send our blessings to the world.

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