Best places to see the fireworks
Okay, we’re being a bit misleading here because the Avenue of Stars is closed for repair works until the end of 2018. But what we really mean is all of the waterfront areas around it which are expected to be absolutely heaving come the fireworks. But there’s always a great party atmosphere here and there are some special performances around the Star Ferry area that are being organised by the government. Prepare to cram in like sardines but nevertheless enjoy a fun and firework-packed NYE celebration!
Right next to the Convention Centre is an excellent spot to gather to see the fireworks. Yes, it’s a bit of dead zone around HKCEC – it’s definitely an option where you need to bring your own booze and snacks – but the plus side is it’s usually less crowded than Central or TST but still close to the water and with a damn fine view of the action.
This will probably be one of the busiest places in Hong Kong from 8pm on NYE so get in there early if you even want a sniff of the water. There’s a ton of space along the front, though, and the vantage point is ace. Plus – food trucks and other options galore...
One for those who want a more aerial view of the fireworks. Grab a spot outside Red bar, which closes for good following the big night, so this is your last chance to enjoy this iconic watering hole. Booze, plenty of space in the vicinity with other revellers and, best of all, it’s free!
A great spot for the fireworks as they explode over the harbour. The massive public park sits adjacent to the Central Government Offices and the Legislative Council and sports plenty of harbourside spots that you can grab early. The vast space is a simple walk from the Admiralty MTR station.
Catch the pyrotechnics in TST East. Tons of space along the waterside and tons of bars and restaurants nearby. Yeah, you may be craning your neck to the right a lot but it's a little easier to grab a spot the further down the promenade you venture.
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