If you want your last few moments of 2016 and the first few moments of 2017 to be truly epic and extraordinary, you might want to consider getting yourself to Hong Kong, one of the most vibrant cities of the world. Speckled with just the right amount of chaos and charm, every nook and cranny of Hong Kong has some or the other surprise waiting to lunge out. The mere mention of its name conjures dramatic visions of soaring skylines, wild nightlife, overlapping cultures, piquant bowls of noodles, dizzying markets crammed with frenzied shoppers, and creaky lanes and enchanting neighbourhoods replete with eclectic cultures and myriad sights, sounds, and stories.
With the entire world gearing up to welcome 2017 with a bang, spending New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong feels just about right. Here are a few super-amazing spots where you can spend an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong.
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Watch the Fireworks at Victoria Harbour
Join throngs of ecstatic revellers cheering along Hong Kong’s shimmering waterfront, soaking in the last few seconds of the year before 2017 enters with a bang. Watch Hong Kong’s breath-taking skyline come alive with one of the most spectacular firework displays on the planet. You can watch the fireworks from the shoreline itself from either side of the harbour, or you could make a beeline towards any of the rooftop bars around the harbour, such as Ozone or Sugar. Another favourite spot to capture the fireworks is from the Tsim Sha Tsui side, with Victoria Peak and the Central Skyline in the backdrop.
New Year Countdown at Times Square
If you’ve always wished to be part of a massive street gathering for a New Year countdown, being at Hong Kong’s Times Square is the closest you can come to your wish. As thousands of cheering enthusiasts come together to watch the clock strike twelve, lose yourself amidst the ecstatic vibes and the excitement in the air while you join them. That’s the moment when you realise there’s nowhere else on the planet you’d rather be, as the New Year kicks in. Celebrate the moment with the exhilarated crowds and the numerous stalls and live music performances.
Party at Lan Kwai Fong
A place that all hedonists and night revellers swear by, Lan Kwai Fong in central Hong Kong is where all locals, white collar workers, and expats alike, head to indulge in a raucous night out amidst endless drinking, dining, and clubbing options. Packed with hundreds of restaurants, bars, and clubs, Lan Kwai Fong promises unadulterated fun and entertainment no matter what time of the year you visit – so you can only imagine the fervour and the crazy party environment during New Year’s Eve! Events like Christmas and New Year’s Eve are celebrated in full gusto at Lan Kwai Fong, and the entire street throbs with a plethora of activities, competitions, entertainment performances, and game stalls.
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New Year’s Eve Countdown Cruise
If you’re looking for a special way to ring in New Year, especially with a loved one, nothing gets better than gliding across Hong Kong’s Victoria harbour in sensational dinner cruise, as the skies above you explode in myriad hues of glittering fireworks. Enjoy a smashing New Year unlike any other, and soak in memorable glimpse of Hong Kong’s spectacular skyline and the magnificent fireworks.