It is impossible not be caught up in the energy of Chinese New Year as you huddle alongside others into crowded temples to pray for good fortune. This is an experience a visitor will never forget – alongside browsing festive markets for auspicious foods and fragrant blooms, and of course photographing the red lanterns that adorn the city. Despite its utterly modern world-city status, Hong Kong is deeply traditional. And preparing for and celebrating Chinese New Year is especially rich with ancient rituals and customs.
This ancient festival also gets a makeover that is uniquely Hong Kong. Visitors will experience a Chinese New Year like no other, with a fabulous parade of floats, international and local performers and a stunning firework show over the harbor.
The International Chinese New Year Night Parade is one of Hong Kong’s most highly anticipated annual events, with spectacular performances by local and international performers welcoming the New Year in a way on Hong Kong can. The parade takes place on 16 February 2018 (Chinese New Year’s Day), from 20:00-21:45, with a variety of street performances warming up the route from 18:00 onwards. The main streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, are the focal point.