The Chinese New Year fireworks show for 2017 is a big tourist event in Hong Kong. The fireworks are displayed in conjunction with the Symphony of Lights. It is a main attraction to enjoy in Hong Kong on January 29, 2017, the second day of the three-day Spring Festival holidays.
Fireworks: Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour on the day after the Chinese New Year day. It coincides with the record-setting Symphony of Lights. The harbor is scheduled to roar with a giant half-hour-long fireworks display with lasers and choreographed building lights on the dozens of participating buildings.
The skyscrapers go through their paces while the tens of thousands of spectators listen to the orchestrated music and narration played on loudspeakers for the event. You'll probably hear extra-loud booming detonations that are intended (according to Chinese tradition) to scare away the evil spirits from the whole area. This display is bigger and longer than the regular New Year's fireworks at midnight on January 1st.
It is a grand event. It is the most important holiday for families, and more than 300,000 people watched the fireworks in 2013 when 23,888 fireworks went aloft (eight is a lucky number in China). In 2016, an estimated 237,000 people watched the display in Tsim Sha Tsui alone. Again, 23,888 rockets lit the sky.
The fireworks are set aloft in conjunction with the regular Symphony of Lights show. Every night, there is a free holiday light show.
Visitors sit along the shore at the pedestrian walk called Avenue of Stars or have a meal on a restaurant boat. Loudspeakers broadcast music and the accompanying narrative. A lot of buildings put up special New Year light displays to complement the visual effects of the architectural choreography.
The Avenue of Stars is the best place to watch, and while there, you can also see the handprints and statues that commemorate Hong Kong's actors. There are permanent viewing stands there from which you can hear the accompanying music and dialogue. Try to get to the best viewing sites early.
A long pedestrian promenade extends eastwards from the Avenue of Stars about one kilometer. This promenade gives a view of Victoria Peak and the stunning skyline of brightly-lit skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island.
Boats: There are also cruises scheduled for that hour. Perhaps you'll be able to enjoy the spectacular fireworks performance from a boat in Victoria Harbour as you float and dine below the extravaganza.
The Spring Festival is by far the biggest travel period in China. The busiest travel days extend from a few days before the Chinese New Year until about 8 days afterwards.
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