Only a few places in the world boast skylines as impressive as Hong Kong and to complement the hustle and bustle, it is fitting to have an extravagant firework display to ring in the Western New Year.
Hong Kong's New Year's Eve celebration is one to remember, for sure. There are plenty of places to celebrate the coming of a new year, such as from one of the numerous skyscraper bar tops to boats along the river.
However, it's always fun to do as the locals do, so you can head to the Victoria Harbour's Avenue of Stars and join thousands of others who patiently await midnight. But don't expect a rowdy party. Don't anticipate drinks flowing freely. Don't come with a "Western New Year's" frame of mind even...
Oddly enough, everyone just sits quietly for hours (starting from as early as 5 or 6pm!), claiming their prime spot on the sidewalk, eating snacks they brought along with them as they await the countdown of the clock.
While it may not be party central, Victoria Harbour gives phenomenal views of the impressive firework display at midnight, one that seems to be never ending. The bursts of light and color over the massive skyscrapers and illuminating off of the river gives a one of a kind show! The juxtaposition of a massive celebration with the calm, quiet riverfront will surely leave you remembering Hong Kong's New Year's Eve