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New Years Eve is a unique time of year to visit a new place, and we aim to travel to as many as we can.

We've already visited some of the main ones: Paris, Sydney, London and Edinburgh but have the ambition to get to as many of the others as we can, with the best places to go for new year 2014-15 next on our list!

We hope you find our listings useful in finding the best NYE fireworks, parties, hotels, concerts, restaurants, cruises and events wherever you are!

 

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Hong Kong Chinese New Year 2015

Fireworks, Parade, Events, Live Stream, Webcams, Parties, Hotels

HK Island, Hong Kong, China, 31st January 2015

Hong Kong fireworks

The Chinese Lunar New Year takes place on a different date each year, a clear differentiation from the Gregorian event you may be more familiar with, that adheres faithfully to it's 31st of December alloted station. This year it takes place on the 19th February, exactly a month after the traditional NYE, although the main fireworks display over the island's famous Victoria Harbour doesn't take place until a day later, on the evening on Saturday 1st February. This is part of a series of celebrations that last a total of 15 days,

Hong Kong, existing as it does in something of a unique cultural blend, is one of the few locations world wide that celebrates both events with equal relish - there are still a large number of westerners on the island as a residue of it's recently ended colonial days, while the influx of new residents from nearby China means that the Chinese New Year celebrations continue to grow and expand in popularity.

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There are 2 main events to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong - the Lunar or Night Parade and the fireworks display. The fireworks are launched over Victoria Harbour, in the region between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.

Probably the single most popular HK new year celebration however is the iconic Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade, starting at 8pm. There is a nominal finish time of 9.30pm, but if you're in the area then the party is sure to continue beyond that well into the night.

The parade travels through the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui and is made up of a series of colourful, illuminated floats, and the whole area becomes one huge party as locals and visitors alike take to the streets to watch.

As well as the floats, there will be a number of other participants, including visitors form around the world. These include dance troupes, including of course the famous dragon and lion dancers, marching bands, stilt walkers, drum bands and hip-hop and jazz dancers.

The Hong Kong Chinese New Year fireworks display over Victoria Harbour then takes place on the evening of the following day.

Streaming, Webcams & Video

 

Places to watch live - there are a number of live webcams positioned around Hong Kong, and a couple looking over Victoria Harbour in particular that should offer an excellent view of the fireworks:

Hong Kong webcams

In 2014 the TVB Jade Hong Kong television coverage of the night parade was also available online, and it looks like they will be showing all the main events this year too:

TVB Jade Hong Kong

The official site also has some excellent views captured by Google Street View during the 2013 Night Parade and also at the Victoria Park Lunar New Year Fair - view them here:

Chinese New Year on Street View

To see coverage of previous new years events in Hong Kong, including the lunar parade and fireworks, there is an excellent selection of user-recorded videos on Youtube:

Hong Kong Chinese New Year on Youtube

Hotels & Accommodation

 

If you're planning on visiting Hong Kong over the Chinese New Year period, then early reservation is strongly recommend. You can search, check availability and book local hotels here.

Comments & Reviews

 

We would love to hear feedback from anyone who has visited Hong Kong for Chinese New Year and would like to share their experiences.

Also if you know of any events or parties we don't yet have listed, whether it's something you're attending or organising, please let us know and we'll be happy to update the page.

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