Hong Kong is set to welcome new year without any firework for the fourth year in a row, according to sources. However, there will be a New Year countdown at the Victoria Harbor, coupled with performances featuring multi-media special effects.
It is understood that the Hong Kong Tourism Board will soon announce the upcoming celebration activities and the countdown event for 2023 will staged by the Victoria Harbor.
Sources also said the special performances that night will infuse smoking effects into the multi-media performances at buildings by the two harbor sides in Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai, allowing Hongkongers to welcome 2023 under bright night sky.
The New Year firework celebration has been canceled since 2019 due to the social unrest at the time, and was replaced by an enhanced version of “A Symphony of Lights.”
The celebration turned into an online countdown event in 2020 due to the Covid
Last year, the HKTB staged a physical countdown concert at the West Kowloon Cultural District, featuring guests including popular boy band Mirror, singers Gin Lee, "AGA" Agatha Kong and Alfred Hui.