The Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2018 organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will be launched at Victoria Harbour on New Year’s Eve (31 December). The HKTB will provide satellite live feed of the Musical Fireworks for media organizations worldwide to broadcast the event live and celebrate the New Year with audiences around the globe.
The 10-minute Musical Fireworks this year will be presented on an unprecedented scale, spanning across a 35% wider display area, and incorporating a fascinating collection of pyrotechnic, fireworks, sound and lighting effects. The numerals “2018” will be displayed on the façade of the featured landmark Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, when a stunning palette of pyrotechnics and fireworks will be launched from barges at the Victoria Harbour, and rooftops of buildings on the Hong Kong Island. Launched at various elevations above the sea level, the sparkling fireworks display is to dazzle our skyline with vibrant colours. Hong Kong’s skyline will also be illuminated with “Magical Star Dusts” by from an award-winning European fireworks maker for the first time. The scene is inspired by dancing fairies scattering magical star dust over the iconic Victoria Harbour, signifying New Year’s blessings to the city.
To enhance the festive mood on New Year’s Eve, Australian performing arts group “Strange Fruit” will present a spectacular performance from 10:00pm onwards at the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier. The award-winning group has made appearances at various events worldwide and they will greet Hong Kong with a global debut of their brand-new performance, “Deco-Sphere”. Performers will sway and dance with elegance on gigantic 2-metre diameter orbs on 5-metre-high poles, delivering an exotic feat incorporating theatrical, choreographical and circus entertainment elements. Members of the public will get a chance to make a wish upon pyrotechnic “shooting stars” presented in four different colours, each symbolising love, health, happiness and wealth respectively. The sparkling stars will be launched every 15 minutes from 11:00pm onwards from the rooftops of five participating buildings on Hong Kong Island.
For more information about the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2018, please visit the HKTB’s website: www.discoverhongkong.com/countdown.