As the Year of the Rat kicks off a new 12-year cycle, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is going to celebrate Chinese New Year in a brand new way – the “Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Carnival”.
Rather than simply staging the night parade on the first day of Chinese New Year, the HKTB is putting together a carnival that will run from the first day (25 January) all the way to the fourth day (28 January) of the Year of the Rat.
The carnival venue, the Art Park of the West Kowloon Cultural District, which will be transformed into a four-day fun-filled carnival with dazzling performances. You will find all-day programs presented by about 50 groups of local and international performers throughout the 4-day carnival, including globally-acclaimed troupes and world-record holders, giant Insta-worthy installations, a workshop on balloon twisting — or even face painting — and, of course, plenty of festive food to satiate your appetite. In addition to the signature parade, the event will feature a variety of family-friendly elements for people to kick off an auspicious new year with their loved ones.
The 4-day festival opens from 14:00-20:00.