International New Year’s Eve / Day
1 January 2013, Tuesday
This adopted Western celebration is not as big as the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year celebration which will occur later in the month. The Times Square shopping mall in Hong Kong will have the ball drop similar to New York Times Square called the Times Square Apple Countdown. Before the countdown there will be countless entertainment. Like Times Square in New York City this event will be popular so be sure to come hours in advance to get a spot. Victoria Harbour will be filled with firework displays on the waterfront. There will be a lot of all-inclusive cruises at Victoria Harbour for people to view the fireworks. On land, the best view is from the Avenue of the Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. New Year’s Eve is a time to party and Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong will also be packed with partygoers. A lot of restaurants and hotels will offer New Year’s Eve dinner. With so many high scale restaurants in Hong Kong your dinner to ring in the New Year will be very memorable.