Three… two… one… Happy New Year! It’s finally out with the old and in with the new as we say so long to 2021. Ring in the year ahead with your nearest and dearest at one of these family-friendly celebrations! Here is the ultimate guide on where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021 in Hong Kong with kids and without :-)
If you were lucky enough to score some tickets from the lucky-draw, The New Year Countdown Concert at the Art Park is sure to get those hips moving - with songs by popular local artistes — AGA, Alfred Hui, Gin Lee, Jay Fung, Joyce Cheng and MIRROR and live music performances by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Also, the countdown clock will be displayed on the gigantic facade of the newly opened M+ so that the public can welcome 2022 in unison!
West Kowloon Cultural District, www.westkowloon.hk
Forego the New Year crowds, traffic, and mayhem and instead delight in a family staycation that will cater to all your needs and requests for a perfect night in with your dear ones. The Festive package will be sure to spoil everyone – from the littles to grownups, alike – with special offers like a New Year's Eve buffet dinner for two, including unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, while the kids get complimentary access to the Kids’ Playroom and Logitech Car Racer Playstation experience, as well as a chance to attend a special festive kids program available from Dec 18-Jan 9, 2022. This will be a New Year to remember!
Photo Credit: Four Seasons HK Website
Four Seasons, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888, www.fourseasons.com/hongkong
Pack a picnic basket filled with special treats (not to mention a bottle of bubbly for mom and dad) and go to Tamar Park. It’s a great spot to catch the fireworks and offers spectacular views of the city at night, not to mention a patch of grass to roll around. Make sure you get there early, though, because it fills up by around 10:30pm. And be sure to bring some extra treats to share so you can make friends with your fellow revelers.
Tamar Park, Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Make your celebration as grand and as big as the Hong Kong Observation Wheel. Enjoy a 15-minute gondola ride any time before 11pm to take in the unobstructed and breath-taking views of the Victoria Harbour, Kowloon Peninsula, and Hong Kong Island. Continue the celebrations till countdown below, where kids can hop on the carousel ride, then picnic at the open lawn, while munching on snacks and drinks from the kiosks.
Hong Kong Observation Wheel, 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, www.hkow.hk
Parents of older teens or those of little ones who sleep much before midnight may consider one of Divino Group’s themed parties! Whichever restaurant of theirs you decide to book, you’re in for an unforgettable night. Salsa the night away in Cuba at the “Havana Nights” themed evening at the Divino Wine Bar & Restaurant or at the "Copacabana Night", complete with a Mojito Bar, at Divino Patio. Grab those dance shoes and bring in the New Year dancing the night away.
DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2167 8883, www.divinogroup.com
Spasso, G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2730 8027, www.divinogroup.com/spasso
The Peak, Hong Kong, www.thepeak.com.hk