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Just as you’ve started to recover from the Christmas festivities… Hong Kong throws another huge celebration your way!

For those of you who aren' t jetting off somewhere sunny, here are a few ways to celebrate and welcome the Year of the Rat.

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

2020 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Carnival

Instead of a parade celebrating Chinese New Year, West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park transformed into a four-day fun-filled carnival with dazzling performances.

Date and Time:

  • 25 January 2020 (first day of Chinese New Year), 2:00 – 8:00 pm
  • 26 January 2020, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • 27–28 January 2020, 2:00 – 8:00 pm

Parade along Promenade:

  • 25 January 2020, 4:15 pm
  • 26 January 2020, 3:00 pm
  • 27–28 January 2020, 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm


Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District


Free admission


+852 2508 1234


Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Carnival

Things to do with your family

Well-Wishing Festival

Each year, people from all over the world gather together for the Well-Wishing Festival. Pay a visit to the Wishing Tree at Lam Tsuen and write your wish for the Year of the Rat and see if it catches on one of the tree branches. One of the most characteristic Chinese New Year celebration activities in Hong Kong, the festival attracts hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors from all over the world to Lam Tsuen every year. You can experience this tradition by throwing placards onto the wishing tree and lighting wishing lanterns.

  • Date:25 January to 9 February 2020
  • Time: 8:45 am to 6:30 pm
  • Venue: Lam Tsuen Wishing Square, Lam Tsuen, Tai Po
  • Admission: Free admission
  • Enquiry: +852 2638 8026
  • Website:

AIA Carnival

The AIA Carnival is introducing a futuristic new look with over 60 new attractions, games and activities at their finest!

  • Date: 1 January to 16 February 2020
  • Time: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Venue: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
  • Admission:
  • Enquiry: +852 2524 6433
  • Website:
Things to do with your family
Things to do with your family

Lunar New Year at the Wheel

Enjoy a lion dance performance with auspicious Chinese New Year decorations.

  • Date: 12 January to 1 February 2020
  • Venue: Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park
  • Admission: Free admission
  • Enquiry: +852 2339 0777
  • Website:

Flower Markets

Head over to the fragrant and colourful flower market at Victoria Park. The perfect excuse to buy more flowers and turn your home into a tangerine tree jungle. You’ll end up leaving juggling orchids, cherry blossoms and plenty of daffodils. Welcome the new year like a local with a visit to a flower market and be dazzled by the colours and aromas of orchids and other favourite blooms, plus favourite local snacks.

  • Dates: 19 to 25 January 2020
  • Time: 8:00 am to midnight, 19 to 21 January and 24 January;
    8:00 am to 3:00 am on the following day, 22 - 23 January;
    Midnight to 8:00 am, 25 January
  • Venue: Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
  • Admission: Free admission
  • Enquiry: +852 2879 5706
  • Website:


Traditionally, the HK locals visit temples during the holidays to pray for their ancestors and good health and fortune for the year ahead. Hong Kong’s temples are a must see generally with their beautiful architecture but there’s no better time to visit than during CNY as you’ll witness bustling crowds and the celebrations in full flow.

Our recommendations:

  • Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, 2, Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon
    Time: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tin Hau Temple, 10 Tin Hau Temple Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
    Time: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Things to do with your family
Things to do with your family

Chinese New Year Raceday (Horseracing)

Enjoy the festive atmosphere at Sha Tin Racecourse on January 27, our Chinese New Year Race Meeting. Don't miss the day’s highlights, including traditional lion dancing, a celebrity show and greetings from star jockeys — and make sure you visit our fortune display to get new year blessings!

  • Date: 27 January 2020
  • Time: 10:15 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Sha Tin Racecourse
  • Admission: Public enclosure HK$10; Tourist Badge HK$130 (with presentation of valid travel documents); Tourists who present a valid passport are eligible for free admission to the public enclosure
  • Website:

Chinese New Year at The Peak

The Peak Tram and The Peak Tower have arranged an array of Chinese New Year activities for all! Receive good luck at The Peak!