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Where To Watch Chinese New Year Fireworks In 2024

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Hong Kong goes above and beyond for firework displays but the question often is, “Where do I watch it?”. We’ve listed vantage points in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, as well as alternate places to watch the 2024 Chinese New Year fireworks in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s skyline gets a little extra sparkly every Chinese New Year, National Day and New Year’s Eve. This year, the fireworks will be held on Sunday, 11 February 2024 at 8pm. From popular vantage points to more off-beaten paths and even more private options, scroll below for where to watch the fireworks this Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, and head to Central or Tsim Sha Tsui for the most happening countdowns! Without further ado, here’s where to watch the Chinese New Year fireworks this year in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Fireworks Display Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade – Popular firework vantage point in Kowloon

The perfect spot to nab a great family photo to send home, this will be one of the busiest areas as it offers (arguably) the best views of the light show!

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Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai – Centre hotspot to watch the Chinese New Year fireworks on Hong Kong Island

With the Convention Centre in the background and the light show in the foreground, this is a great spot on the island to watch the fireworks.

Hong Kong Fireworks Display Tamar Park

Tamar Park – Enjoy a picnic spread and then watch the fireworks

Pack a picnic and set up a tent Mamas and watch the sky light up! But be sure to get there nice and early to snag a good spot.

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K11 MUSEA – Rooftop garden to watch the Chinese New Year fireworks

Head to the sixth floor of K11 MUSEA to the multi-purpose art space and exit the doors on the right-hand side of the lifts. You’ll step into a large open space with sweeping views of the harbour (and the fireworks!).

Hong Kong Fireworks Display Weswt Kowloon

West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade – Open area to view the stunning firework display

West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade is an open area in front of the ICC towers with easy access from Kowloon MTR Station/Elements Mall. It makes a night out watching the fireworks with the kiddos a much simpler one.

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Wan Chai Promenade – Open-air space to watch the fireworks

Offering a great view of the harbour, the Wan Chai promenade is a great place to take the family to watch the fireworks. Kids will enjoy playing in the colourful tunnels while you sit back and enjoy the view!

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Hong Kong Fireworks Display Hung Hom

Hung Hom Promenade – Another accessible spot for the Chinese New Year fireworks

Even though it’s a huge space, expect it to be filled with people all around! Nonetheless, we still enjoy the views from here and it’s another option for those residing in the area.

Hong Kong Fireworks Display Aqua

Restaurants With A View Of The Fireworks

From the likes of aqua to alfresco dining spots at Spasso and ALTO on the Island side, there are a number of family-friendly restaurants to grab a bite as well as watch the fireworks. This ensures a more intimate setting and the kids can get a view of the fireworks too.

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Hiking Routes To Watch The Fireworks

For those with older kids, you can tackle Fei Ngo Shan (Kowloon Peak) or well, cab it up to catch the fireworks in a far less crowded spot. If you’re looking for a more accessible peak, you can make your way up to The Peak (with many dinner options available).

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Hong Kong Fireworks Display Junk Boat

Hire A Junk Boat For A Private Setting

Yes, you can hire a night charter to bring your close friends and family along to view the fireworks minus the crazy crowds. Hong Kong has plenty of junk boat rentals but it’s best to book in advance to get the date you want.

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Top Tips For Watching Chinese New Year Fireworks In Hong Kong

  • Wherever you’re going to watch the light show, get there early. We know you know this, but note that once spots reach a max capacity the police will close them off. So leave earlier than you think you need to.
  • Expect mega crowds. Thousands upon thousands of people will be jostling for a spot. If you’re planning on bringing the little ones, make sure you’re prepared with water, snacks and potential potty breaks!
  • Plan your route. There will be road closures and other traffic arrangements – plus some MTR exits are often closed. So be prepared to take a detour or have a bit of a walk to your destination
  • Keep an eye on your stuff! With such crowds, you’ll want to keep a tight grip on your valuables and your kids!

If you’re not up for the crowds (we hear ya!), the best viewing spot for fireworks may just be the most convenient: your living room. Fireworks are usually broadcast live on free local TV channels so you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your couch – but we personally prefer seeing it in person!

Editor’s Note: “Where To Watch Chinese New Year Fireworks In 2024” was most recently updated in January 2024 by Sassy Mama. With special thanks to Najuka Redkar for her contribution. 

  Main image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Andres Garcia via Unsplash, image 2 courtesy of Cheung Yin via Unsplash, image 3 courtesy of kinya jones via Unsplash, image 4 courtesy of Fashila Kanakka, image 5 courtesy of aqua via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Holimood Yacht 香港租船平台 via Facebook

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