- Keep in mind prices go up around Chinese New Year. So if you are on a budget...do your reseach before you arrive here. I live here... believe I know how the prices go up on the Hotels and plane fare.
The Hong Kong fireworks take place on 24 January at 8pm. To beat the crowds, consider a harbor cruise (you will thank me later). If you're in town the night before, 23 January, be sure to catch the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade running through Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, starting at 8pm. FYI For the Night parade, people start finding their viewing place hours before ( Like around 3pm).
- The Lunar New Year Race Day takes place on the third day of Chinese New Year – 25 January in 2012. Gates open at 10.30am, first race 12.30pm. Check out Hong Kong Jockey Club (hkjc.com) for Tickets.
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