7th November 2021 – (Hong Kong) Due to social distancing measures, Hong Kong will continue to cancel the evening New Year’s Eve fireworks display this year. However, the Hong Kong Tourism Board announced that it will spend HK$17 million to host the first “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Concert” at the West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park, inviting popular young artists featuring MIRROR, Alfred Hui, Gin Lee, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and more to perform and will give out 3,000 tickets to citizens for free in the form of a lottery. Those who are over 18 years old and have completed two shots can register for the lottery online from the 15th to the 24th of this month. This New Year’s Eve countdown concert will be the first physical event held in Hong Kong in three years.
The concert will last for 2 and a half hours and will be broadcasted on TV and online to all parts of the world. The concert will have more than 3,500 seats, of which 3,000 tickets will be given out to citizens for free in the form of a lottery. The 1,500 citizens selected will each receive two tickets.
Members of the public can log on to the event website to participate in the lucky draw from 15th to 24th November. In accordance with the government’s epidemic prevention regulations, registrants must be at least 18 years old and must complete two doses of COVID-19 vaccination in Hong Kong on or before 13th December, and the accompanying companion must be at least 12 years old and have at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are 18 years of age or older must have received two shots and the concert will adopt the real-name system. The registrant and accompanying person are not allowed to participate in the lottery repeatedly.