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New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2018
31 December, 2017
This year’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Hong Kong promises to be bigger and better than ever as the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region draw to a close. The Hong Kong New Year
Countdown Celebrations 2018 will have two key highlights – a musical fireworks display over the Victoria Harbour, and performing arts that will take place at the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier.
The 10-minute pyrotechnic extravaganza will feature a rainbow of pyrotechnics and fireworks cascading from various heights around the Victoria Harbour. The display will be presented across a 35 per cent wider area than in previous years, with fireworks being let off from barges on the harbour, as well as some buildings. It will also feature award-winning fireworks from an European fireworks maker for the first time to create a breathtaking visual effect, in which Hong Kong’s skyline will be illuminated by “Magical Star Dusts” to signify blessings to the city. “Shooting stars” will be also be launched every 15 minutes from 11pm to allow revellers to make a wish. Meanwhile, Australian performing arts group Strange Fruit will entertain the crowds with performances that incorporate theatre, choreography and circus elements from 10pm at Tsim Sha Tsui pier, near Star House.
Best vantage points to see the New Year’s Eve Fireworks include a number of spots across Hong Kong and Kowloon. The best
vantage points in Tsim Sha Tsui are the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Open Piazza. The best vantage points on Hong Kong side are the Central Harbourfront, Central Piers 9 and 10, and Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai. There will be two food trucks stationed on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (Near Hanley House and Imperial Building) serving food from 8.45pm to 11.30pm.
Special traffic arrangements will be made at various locations in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wanchai on New Year’s Eve. Vessels will be prohibited from sailing into the central area of the Victoria Harbour, and the Kowloon public pier will be
temporarily closed. More information can be found at discoverhongkong.com