Hong Kong Chinese New Year

Ring in the Year of the Rat at the 25th anniversary of our home-grown street parade celebrating Chinese New Year. Our Silver Jubilee will see West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park transformed into a four-day fun-filled carnival with dazzling performances that will go through 24 years of Chinese New Year parades.

And the fun doesn’t stop there. You will find all-day programmes presented by about 50 groups of local and international performers, 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.

The rat is the first of the zodiac animals and symbolises intelligence and strong vitality in Chinese culture. Carnival guests are set to discover a remarkable Chinese New Year, come join us with festive energy and blessings for good health and good luck!


2020 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Carnival

Date and Time:

25 January 2020 (first day of Chinese New Year), 2–8pm
26–28 January 2020, 2–8pm

Parade along Promenade:

25 January 2020, 4:15pm
26 January 2020, 3pm
27–28 January 2020, 3pm and 6:30pm


West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park


Free (Click here for Admission Terms & Conditions)

How To Get There

Exit from MTR Kowloon Station (Exit E4 or E5), walk across the footbridge from Nga Cheung Road and then walk along Museum Drive, it will be an approximately 15-minute walk.

By Bus
Drop off at the Western Harbour Crossing bus stop / Nga Cheung Road (Western Harbour Crossing) bus stop / Kowloon Station Bus Terminus; follow the signage towards the venue, it will be an approximately 15-minute walk.

By Minibus
Drop off at Nga Cheung Road Minibus stop / Kowloon Station Public Transport Interchange (Elements); follow the signage towards the venue, it will be an approximately 15-minute walk.

* It is advisable to take public transportation to the venue and please pay attention to the latest travel arrangement announcements from the MTR, bus and minibus companies.

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Overseas and local performing groups interested in participating in the future event, please contact us for details. To discuss other sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.


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Carnival Elements
  • Cathay Pacific

    Cathay Pacific Chinese New Year Booth of Wishes

  • Hong Kong Disneyland

    Hong Kong Disneyland

    ‘Magical Year of the Mouse’ photo booth

  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club

    ‘Striding on for a New Year Ahead’ performance

  • Macao Government Tourism Office

    Macao Government Tourism Office

    ‘Experience Macao Your Own Style’ Food Truck

  • Hong Kong Ocean Park

    Hong Kong Ocean Park

    Animal Friends’ New Year Party

  • Hong Kong Tourism Board

    Hong Kong Tourism Board

    Lucky Lantern of Good Fortune

  • New Year Happy Arch

  • Lucky Rat Fun Run

  • Fortune Sticks

  • AR Joyful Photo Frame

Parade & Stage Performances

Be awed by the theatrical feats and performances of 26 overseas and 22 local groups with spectacles of acrobatics, cultural dance, magic, comedy, jumping stilt performances and even festive inflatables! Cultures from around the world will be sharing in the festive celebration of the Year of the Rat with a handmade float from South Africa’s Cape Town Carnival. The carnival will be fun for the whole family with The Hungry Caterpillar on hand to entertain the little ones, and even the talented NBC World of Dance Champions, UPeepz and VPeepz from the Philippines will be joining in the carnival!

Main Stage Programme

Mini Stage Programme

Parade Performance Groups

International Performing Groups

Local Performing Groups

Food & Workshop Booths

Around 15 food and workshop booths located at the centre of the West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park will highlight culinary delights and festivities and celebrate the Year of the Rat with fun and games.