7th December 2022 – (Hong Kong) 2023 is approaching, and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will hold another New Year’s Eve countdown event this year. Although there will not be a large-scale fireworks display like in 2018 and before, sources revealed that there will be special performances combined with multimedia and pyrotechnic effects on both sides of Victoria Harbour.
Citizens will be able to enjoy the spectacular show on both sides of the Victoria Harbour while welcoming the new year. This means that there will not be any fireworks on display.
Since 2007, Hong Kong has been hosting large-scale New Year’s Eve countdown events on both sides of Victoria Harbour with fireworks display. However, due to anti-extradition protests in 2019, the HKTB announced for the first time that it would cancel the fireworks display and replace it with an enhanced version of “A Symphony of Lights”. On New Year’s Eve in 2020 and 2021, due to the raging COVID-19 epidemic, the fireworks display continued to be suspended, and the countdown was changed to online in 2020.
Although during the 2021 year end countdown, a concert was held in the West Kowloon Cultural District, large-scale fireworks display in Victoria Harbour was still scrapped. Instead, an enhanced version of “A Symphony of Lights” was held, and fireworks were released from the rooftops of buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour.