Hong Kong 2023 Countdown: The Top Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Hong Kong 2023 Countdown: The Top Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

What are the best places to celebrate the 2023 countdown in Hong Kong? New Year’s Eve is a lively moment when everyone welcomes the new year. As an international metropolis, Hong Kong naturally offers different fun and unique celebration events and markets! Here, we will introduce you to the top places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong. These programmes will allow you to welcome 2024 together with your loved ones and create unforgettable moments.

Table of contents: Hong Kong 2023 Countdown

New Year’s Eve Countdown 2023 Events

New Year’s Eve Countdown 2023 Mall Activities

New Year’s Eve Countdown 2023 Hotel Party

Countdown celebration 2023: 1. Victoria Harbour Fireworks Display

When it comes to the best place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong, the highlight is undoubtedly the Victoria Harbour Fireworks Display. As the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 2024, colourful fireworks light up the night sky.

The fireworks can be enjoyed for free along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and the Wan Chai waterfront promenade, where you can join fellow citizens in welcoming the new year. Plus, there are many hotels with a view of the harbour that offer special packages for dining or accommodation to enjoy the fireworks with your loved ones!

Countdown celebration 2023: 2. Ocean Park Countdown Concert


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Ocean Park invites famous singers to countdown together with you and welcome 2024! On the evening of December 31, 2023, Ocean Park will hold the “PAN//TONE+ Countdown Party” with a series of stunning performances and activities. The lineup includes Jace Chan, J.Arie, Mayao, Chet Lam, and Terence Siufay, throwing the most trendy and fashionable LGBT countdown party. There’s even more! You’ll have a blast watching the captivating performances of drag queens Queen Kong and Coco Pop. Get ready to spend an enjoyable night!

The Ocean Park Countdown Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Park’s Summit, with adult tickets priced at HK$788 and student tickets priced at HK$588. If you’re interested, you can purchase tickets on Klook.

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Countdown celebration 2023: 3. Disney Countdown Party

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that Hong Kong Disneyland is planning an amazing New Year’s Eve countdown party that kicks off at 9 p.m. You won’t believe the incredible costumes that various Disney characters will be wearing. And when the clock strikes midnight, get ready for the spectacular “Momentous” nighttime show right in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle. It’s going to be truly magical!

To make your experience even more enchanting at the Disney New Year’s Eve countdown event, you have the option to purchase the Disney Premier Access – “Countdown Moment” (HK$299). This pass allows you to join the countdown party in a special viewing area right in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Plus, you can choose to elevate your visit further by purchasing the Disney Premier Access – “Momentous” – New Year’s Celebration” (HK$799). With this pass, you’ll enjoy expedited access to 8 popular attractions and have the opportunity to watch 3 fantastic entertainment shows, including the captivating nighttime castle show, all from designated viewing areas!

For more details about the Disneyland “Countdown Moment” event, you can visit here.

Countdown celebration 2023:4. Lan Kwai Fong

If you want to experience a lively atmosphere on New Year’s Eve, head to Central Lan Kwai Fong, where there are numerous bars to celebrate. Many people gather in Lan Kwai Fong to raise a toast during big occasions. However, remember to drink responsibly and avoid any unpleasant incidents!

Event Date: December 31, 2023

Event Time: 11:00 p.m.–early morning

Countdown celebration 2023: 5. New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert

Counting down to the new year with your favourite idols at a concert is an incredibly special experience! Last year, we were enchanted by Eason Chan and Hins Cheung’s performances during the New Year’s Eve countdown. This year, get ready for an unforgettable night as the legendary singer Jacky Cheung and the talented band Rubberband take the stage. Their concert “Juntos” will be held at KITEC, offering a mesmerising blend of music and entertainment. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event, with tickets available at HK$880 / HK$680 / HK$480.

Want to know what concerts are happening in 2024? Check it out here now!

Countdown celebration 2023: 6. apm New Year’s Eve Countdown


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To celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve, apm in Kwun Tong will be transformed into a “Christmas Aurora Winter Town,” inspired by illustrator Zinaida Klopotovska. This 3,000 sq. ft. dreamy aurora snow kingdom will bring polar culture to life, where you will find the must-visit spots including the Eskimo Christmas Town, Cosy Dreamy Traditional Mansion, Immersive Aurora Experience, and Christmas Arctic Skiing Challenge.

On the evening of December 31st, apm will also host the “New Year’s Eve Carnival Countdown Night.” We’re excited to announce that the countdown party will kick off at 11 p.m. in the atrium, where we’ll be celebrating the arrival of 2024 with all of you. Let’s welcome the new year together!

Countdown celebration 2023: 7. Times Square

Times Square has always been a popular spot for New Year’s Eve countdown celebrations, and it has even been featured in several Hong Kong movies.

Although the specific New Year’s Eve countdown event at Times Square has not been announced yet, if you have someone special in mind and plan to confess your feelings on New Year’s Eve, Times Square is still a great place to do so.

Countdown celebration 2023: 8. New Town Plaza Countdown Party

New Town Plaza is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting an exciting countdown party on New Year’s Eve! Join us for a chance to win an incredible prize valued at over HK$400,000, which includes an amazing electric car! Right now, the plaza is transformed into a magical “Dreamy Christmas Town with Water Droplet Elves” theme area, in collaboration with the talented British surrealist illustrator, Edward Monaghan.

They have created 9 enchanting photo spots that you simply can’t miss, and as a special treat, you can also redeem exclusive Water Droplet Elf merchandise. Come and experience the wonder and joy of the holiday season at New Town Plaza!

For The Point members, with a minimum electronic spending of HK$1,500, you can redeem a Water Droplet Elf tote bag for 1,000 points.

Plus, New Town Plaza and Home Square have prepared a “Festive Rewards Lucky Draw” from December 8th to January 7th. Simply spend a minimum of HK$500 at New Town Plaza or HomeSquare, or use electronic currency for a single same-day spending of HK$300 at Play Park, and you can register for the lucky draw in The Point app or at the member counter in New Town Plaza or HomeSquare. The grand prize is a MINI Electric Mayfield Edition car worth over HK$400,000.

Countdown celebration 2023: 9. Harbour City New Year’s Eve fireworks countdown event


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Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui is a popular spot with themed decorations for the festive season. The main entrance is currently transformed into a “Merry Spacemas” space station, featuring adorable space bears and digital-style neon lights, making it a great place for families to enjoy and take memorable photos.

To celebrate the New Year’s Eve countdown over Victoria Harbour, Harbour City will host a fireworks display event on December 31st. From December 22nd to 31st, the mall will also extend its operating hours until 11 p.m.

Countdown celebration 2023: 10. Cityplaza Ice Palace Ice countdown party

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on ice at Cityplaza Ice Palace! On New Year’s Eve, Cityplaza Ice Palace will host an ice countdown party featuring performances by mansonvibes, Manson Cheung, Zeno Ku, and local band Kowloon K (22:00 – 00:00).

Over 100 exciting gifts are waiting for you to take home. You will also have a chance to win round-trip tickets to Taipei with a 3-day-2-night stay, free half-year ice-skating VIP passes, and free single ice-skating lessons. If you’re interested, you can purchase tickets on Klook.

Event Date: December 31, 2023 Event Time: 21:00 – 00:10 Address: Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong Price: HK$150

Countdown celebration 2023: 11. Sky100 “2024 New Year Countdown Party”

Celebrate the arrival of the new year with a breathtaking view! Experience the “2024 New Year Countdown Party” at Sky100, where you’ll be welcomed to a high vantage point. Immerse yourself in a magical atmosphere as you step into the evening of December 31st. Discover a designated “photo zone” adorned with shimmering stars, stylish chairs perfect for Instagram-worthy moments, and an array of festive balloon decorations. Feel the energy as live bands perform popular songs, filling the air with music.

Join the excitement and get your tickets for HK$698 on the official Sky100 website. Your ticket includes admission to Sky100, a glass of champagne, a delectable snack, and party supplies. The celebration begins at 9:45 pm, so don’t miss out! The last entry time is 11:30 p.m.

Event Date: December 31, 2023 Event Time: 21:45 – 00:30 (Last entry: 23:30) Address: 100/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong Price: HK$698

Get the ticket here: Sky100 2024 New Year Countdown Party

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Countdown celebration 2023: 12. D2 PLACE Figurecross X Lewis – “Goodbye Hoi Ting” Market and Concert

“Worse than Hoi Ting” is a nostalgic online memory from 2017. D2 PLACE, together with Figurecross and illustrator Lewis, will hold the “Goodbye Hoi Ting” market to allow everyone to reflect on their bad habits and past misdeeds in 2023. Say goodbye to these bad things as you step into the new year and no longer be “bad like Hoi Ting”.

Countdown market details

Event Date: December 30, 2023 to January 1, 2024

Event Time: 1 p.m.–8 p.m.

Address: The Place, 2/F, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, and The Aisle, G/F, 2 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong

New Year’s Eve countdown concert details

Event Date: December 31, 2023

Event Time: 20:30 – 01:15

Address: THE GARAGE, G/F, D2 PLACE, 15 Cheung Shun Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong

Countdown celebration 2023: 13. Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong countdown party

Auberge Discovery Bay in Hong Kong is a fantastic place to get away and have a delightful holiday celebration with your loved ones. Right now, the resort is adorned with a charming “Christmas European Village” theme, setting the ideal mood.

Auberge Discovery Bay has put together a special “Merry Christmas Celebration Staycation Package,” delicious holiday meals, and an exciting New Year’s Eve Countdown Party to warmly welcome guests of all ages and couples. Come and experience a cosy holiday and fully embrace the joyful Italian Christmas atmosphere!

The Merry Christmas Celebration Staycation Package begins at HK$2,288 and offers a delightful experience. It includes a 1-night stay in a cosy mountain view room, a scrumptious breakfast for 2, a festive buffet dinner for 2, and an exciting Christmas workshop.

You can choose between a Christmas decoration workshop or a Christmas wreath workshop. As an added bonus, guests who book the staycation package have the option to upgrade to a stunning sea view room for just HK$400 more, which allows you to enjoy breathtaking ocean views.

For more details about the Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong Merry Christmas Celebration Staycation Package, please visit here.

Countdown celebration 2023: 14. W Hotel New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

Celebrate the arrival of 2024 with the W Hotel! Join their “Poolside DJ Countdown Party” at WET DECK on the 72nd floor, where you can enjoy unlimited champagne, selected wines, spirits, beer, soft drinks, and juices from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. After that, continue the celebration at WOOBAR on the 6th floor with the “Crazy DJ Electronic Party” until 2 a.m. It’s a night of pure excitement and fun!

Get your tickets on the W Hotel website before December 26th to take advantage of the special early bird offer for just HK$593. Hurry; after that, tickets will be available at the regular rate of HK$698!

Get your tickets now: Countdown party tickets at the W Hotel

Frequently asked questions: Top places to celebrate 2023 Countdown

Where are the New Year’s Eve countdown events usually held in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, the largest New Year’s Eve countdown events are usually held by the waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai, with a fireworks display over Victoria Harbour.

Do I need to pay admission fees to watch the fireworks display?

Admission to the waterfront areas in Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai is free, but it is recommended to arrive early to secure a good viewing spot.

Are there other New Year’s celebration events besides the fireworks display?

Yes, Hong Kong also hosts various other New Year’s celebration events, such as concerts, markets, and special promotions in shopping malls.

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