Where to Watch New Year’s Fireworks in Hong Kong for Free
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The Best Spots to Watch NYE Fireworks in Hong Kong for Free

The Best Spots to Watch NYE Fireworks in Hong Kong for Free Photo by Wikimedia Commons

Looking for the perfect vantage point to witness the spectacle of fireworks in Hong Kong? While having a lavish dinner as you count down to the New Year at the city’s best restaurant sounds appealing, it doesn’t come cheap, either. Good thing, Hong Kong has excellent spots that would allow you to enjoy New Year’s Eve fireworks without burning a hole in your wallet. From crowd-magnet harbour views to a gorgeous garden hidden within a mall, here are the top spots for an unforgettable fireworks experience in Hong Kong.

Where to Watch Fireworks for Free on Hong Kong Island

Golden Bauhinia Square – Wan Chai

Where to Watch Fireworks for Free in Hong Kong
Photo by Website/Hong Kong Tourism Board

The Waterfront Promenade in Wan Chai also provides a great spot for watching the fireworks as it directly faces the harbour. You’ll never get bored while waiting for the show, thanks to the colourful Christmas display installations dotted within the area.

How to get there: From MTR Wan Chai station, look for Exit 5 going to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Wan Chai Waterfront Promenade – Wan Chai

Where to Watch Fireworks for Free in Hong Kong
Photo by Website/Architectural Services Department

The Waterfront Promenade in Wan Chai also provides a great spot for watching the fireworks as it directly faces the harbour. You’ll never get bored while waiting for the show, thanks to the colourful Christmas display installations dotted within the area.

How to get there: From MTR Wan Chai station, look for Exit 5 going to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Tamar Park – Admiralty

Where to Watch Fireworks for Free in Hong Kong
Photo by Website/Hong Kong Tourism Board

Just a short walk from the Admiralty station, Tamar Park offers a great vantage point from the harbourside. Located close to the Central Government Offices and the Legislative Council Complex, Tamar Park provides lots of green spaces where you can open a mat and savour the fireworks display.

How to get there: From Admiralty station, take Exit A and head to Central Government Offices

Rooftop Garden of IFC – Central

Where to Watch Fireworks for Free in Hong Kong
Photo by Website/IFC Mall

Amid IFC’s posh shops and busy business spaces lies a hidden sanctuary overlooking the city skyline and Victoria Harbour. Located on the fourth floor, the rooftop garden affords an unobstructed view of Hong Kong’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, creating a memorable and picturesque setting for visitors to enjoy the festivities.

How to get there: From MTR Hong Kong or Central station, walk towards Exit F or E1.

Where to Watch Fireworks for Free in Kowloon

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

Where to Watch Fireworks for Free in Hong Kong
Photo by Website/Hong Kong Tourism Board

With Hong Kong’s skyscrapers in the background and an undeniably electric atmosphere, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade claims the best spot in viewing New Year’s Eve fireworks in Hong Kong. As the night sky comes alive with bursts of colour and light, the energy of the surrounding crowd adds to the sense of anticipation and delight. Since it is one of the most popular spots to watch fireworks in Hong Kong, make sure to go there early and be ready for droves of people flocking to the area.

How to get there: Get off at Tsim Sha Tsui station and look for Exit J; alternatively, you can take the Star Ferry to TST Star Ferry Terminal.

West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade

Where to Watch Fireworks for Free in Hong Kong
Photo by Website/West Kowloon

This open space facing the ICC building has a relatively smaller crowd than the more popular fireworks spots in TST, which means higher chances to enjoy unobstructed front-view seats as lights illuminate the skies. Consider visiting nearby landmarks such as the M+ Museum to make the most of your trip!

How to get there: Head to MTR Kowloon station via Airport Express or Tung Chung line, look for Exit E4 or E5, and walk along Nga Cheung Road to Museum Drive

What to Keep in Mind Before Watching NYE Fireworks in Hong Kong:

-Arrive early to secure a good viewing spot.

-If the venue permits, bring a portable chair or picnic mat for comfort.

-Pack snacks and drinks to enjoy during the show. Be sure to keep your space clean and throw your trash properly.

-Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.

-Be mindful of crowded areas and stay aware of your surroundings for safety.

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