As the end of the year approaches, we are all scrambling for a place where we can see the New Year fireworks with a better view. Hong Kong’s fireworks are definitely something you don’t want to miss, imagine being stuck in the crowd and missing out on all the fun! Better choose your spot now and plan how to get there, here are our 5 top picks for countdown locations in Hong Kong:

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The Peak
A less conventional but stunning location would be the peak, look down upon the harbour and blooming fireworks on both shores from a high vantage point. Get the best views while you’re at it and wait for the fireworks at around 11:45 PM. The traffic may be less convenient when you’re leaving as the tram is not in service anymore. MTR service will last all-night-long, so as long as you can get back to one you will be able to get home safely.

How to get there:
– Take the tram from the MTR Admiralty Station.
– After midnight you will have to take a Bus 15 down to Admiralty Station, the MTR will be in service 24-hours.

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Tamar Park
Tamar Park is a great place to go with friends and family as you will have plenty of space to stakeout for a picnic. You can choose to either sit on the grass or stand on the balcony at the edge of the park, either way the view of the fireworks will be unobstructed and absolutely beautiful. Tamar park is also easily accessible by foot if you’re walking from Wanchai or Admiralty which makes it a great spot for those living in the area.

How to get there:
– Take the MTR to the Admiralty Station and take the Exit A.
– If you are in the Wanchai area, you can walk over via the bridge near the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

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Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade (Avenue of Stars)

One of the hottest spots will undoubtedly be the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. You will get to see the fireworks up close and personal after shopping or taking a ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui. The good thing about the promenade is that you can also take a stroll along the Avenue of Stars to reach two tourist spots with one stone.

How to get there:
– Take the Star Ferry from Central Pier 7 and walk to the promenade on foot.
– Take an MTR to the Tsim Sha Tsui Station and take the Exit A2.

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Sky100
The Sky100 is the go-to place for one of the best views of Hong Kong Island from the Kowloon side. Though it may be windy and slightly chilly on New Year’s Eve, the scenery is to die for. Get your tickets earlier because they might get sold out!

How to get there:
– Take an MTR to the Kowloon Station and take the Exit M.
– Or you can take a look at the vast amount of bus routes that reach Sky100 here.

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Rooftop Bars
If you would like a drink with your fireworks show, why not pick a good rooftop bar for countdown? A few notable recommendations would be:
– Cé La Vi at Lan Kwai Fong with a Sky Deck that has breathtaking views;
– Wooloomooloo Bars at both Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui with prime locations and steaks;
– Ozone at Ritz Carlton which is one of the highest rooftop bars in Hong Kong at 118th floor.
Also be on the lookout for themed parties and freeflow sessions for and nice boozy New Year!

How to get there:
Cé La Vi: Take an MTR to the Central Station and take the Exit D2 to Lan Kwai Fong.
Wooloomooloo: Take an MTR to either the Causeway Bay station or the Tsim Sha Tsui Station.
Ozone: Take an MTR to the Kowloon station and take the Exit M.

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