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.
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.
The AIA Carnival is introducing a futuristic new look with over 60 new attractions, games and activities at their finest!
Lunar New Year at the Wheel
Enjoy a lion dance performance with auspicious Chinese New Year decorations.
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.
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.
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!
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!