Hong Kong to illuminate Victoria Harbour with spectacular golden-themed pyrotechnic display on 1st May

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25th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) As Labour Day approaches, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is gearing up for an explosive celebration with a spectacular marine pyrotechnic display scheduled for 1st May. This event is set to light up the skies above Victoria Harbour and serves as a highlight of the broader Golden Week festivities aimed at boosting local consumption and enhancing the visitor experience.

Scheduled for 8pm on Labour Day, the pyrotechnic spectacle will last for 10 minutes and promises an array of dazzling patterns and colours, shooting up to 100 metres above the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. The display, located just 130 metres offshore near East Tsim Sha Tsui, is part of a broader initiative by the HKTB to create a vibrant citywide atmosphere during this key holiday period.

In addition to the pyrotechnics, the HKTB has launched a dedicated online resource – a one-stop webpage featuring Golden Week offers. This platform aggregates extensive information on shopping discounts, dining deals, hotel packages, and special activities available throughout the city. It also provides practical details such as traffic arrangements and opening hours for major attractions, ensuring both tourists and locals can make the most of the holiday week.

The best locations to view the Labour Day pyrotechnics include:

  • Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, near East Tsim Sha Tsui, where the display will be most visible. Sound systems will be installed here to enhance the experience with synchronised music.
  • Hung Hom Promenade, adjacent to Kin Wan Street.
  • East Coast Park Precinct in North Point.
  • Wan Chai harbourfront area, which encompasses the Water Sports and Recreation Precinct and HarbourChill.
  • Wan Chai Temporary Promenade, near Golden Bauhinia Square.

Visitors should be aware that road closures and rerouting of some buses will take place on 1st May. The HKTB advises attendees to stay updated with the latest traffic announcements from the police to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Building on the excitement, a novel addition to the lineup, a drone display, will captivate audiences for the first time on 11th May at 8pm, taking place at the Wan Chai Temporary Promenade in commemoration of the Buddha’s Birthday and the Cheung Chau Bun Festival.

Amid the bustling festivities, the Dragon Boat Festival will be celebrated with equal grandeur in June. On 10th June, spectators can look forward to a captivating drone display, while the sky will ignite with fireworks on 15th June. Both events are scheduled to commence at 8pm, enthralling the crowd for approximately 10 minutes at the Wan Chai Temporary Promenade. These carefully curated dates promise a series of mesmerising displays, adding to the vibrant tapestry of Hong Kong’s celebratory calendar.