Hong Kong will end this year and welcome the New Year 2014 with a special bang. Visitors and locals alike have been looking forward for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration including the spectacular countdown and fireworks celebration in Victoria Harbour.
This year’s “New Year. New World – Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations” will be one of a-kind. Like last year’s event, the iconic Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) will be the focal point. The celebration will begin at 11:00 pm. Special fireworks will be launched in 15 minutes intervals from rooftops around Victoria Harbour. Seven buildings in Wan Chai and Admiralty participate in the “Wish Upon a Star” fireworks and shoot special fireworks in the night sky of Hong Kong. Make sure to catch the “Wish Upon a Star” fireworks to make a wish and get your New Year 2014 off to a great start.
Similar to last year’s New Year’s Eve countdown and fireworks, this year’s fireworks will be launched from barges at Victoria Harbour at midnight and will move landwards in layers to the top of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and nearby skyscrapers. The dazzling and spectacular fireworks will last for eight minutes and will be choreographed with music and lights. Expect fireworks soaring up to 250 meters in the air, as this will be the largest fireworks show in the history of Hong Kong’s New Year countdown events. The complete 2014 fireworks show will cover about 1km of Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Harbour stretching from Causeway Bay to Central.
The best vantage points to enjoy these spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks are along Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, Central and of course Wan Chai. For additional vantage points or where the best places are to enjoy the fireworks in Hong Kong we highly recommend taking a look at “Best Locations for Watching Fireworks”. As an option, there are several cruise operators offering New Year Eve’s Fireworks and dinner cruise along Victoria Harbour. Please read our related article for more information and insights about the different cruises.