Night Parade & Floats Exhibits

The International Chinese New Year Night Parade is one of Hong Kong’s most anticipated annual events, with fantastic floats and spectacular performances by local and international performers welcoming Chinese New Year with a festive energy that is uniquely Hong Kong. Themed ‘Best Fortune. World Party.’, the parade will take place on Chinese New Year day, bringing positive energy to everyone in the audience and a vibrant party to see in the Year of the Dog.

Highlights:

  • See magnificent floats alongside local and international performing groups, including cabaret music and dance, cheerleaders, magic, and a collaboration between Chinese drums and a Western marching band.
  • Before the parade begins, roving street performances and games will warm up the route from 6pm onwards, including unicyclists from Japan, diabolo performers from Taiwan, jugglers from the Czech Republic and pogo performers from the US.

Info

Date:

16 February 2018 (Chinese New Year’s Day)

Time:

8–9:45pm (A variety of street performances will warm up the route from 6pm onwards)

Route:

Major roads in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Parade starts with an opening ceremony at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza. First float and performing group will arrive Canton Road at around 8:30pm, Haiphong Road at 8:50pm and Nathan Road at 9pm.

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Vantage Points:
Free viewing along the streets.
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Admission to spectator stand:
Tickets for the spectator stands are sold out.

Enquiries:
Please fill in the online enquiry form

Top Five Vantage Points

On the first day of Chinese New Year, floats and performing groups will parade around the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront area, setting off from Hong Kong Cultural Centre to the major thoroughfares of Canton Road and Nathan Road. Wondering where best to get a good look at the parade, enjoy the celebratory vibe, or take stunning photographs? We’ve got you covered.

How to get there

To parade route along Canton Road, Haiphong Road and Nathan Road (Free viewing):

  • MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exits A, C, D or E
  • MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exits J, K, L1, L3, L5 or L6

To spectator stand at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui (Ticket required):

  • MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit L6
  • Star Ferry from either Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui

To spectator seats on Nathan Road (Tickets required):

  • MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit K
Note: Surrounding roads will be closed to vehicles about two hours before and after the parade. Please pay attention to government announcements in the local media.

Parade Float Exhibition & Performances

Get a good look at the splendid floats up close when they go on display at Lam Tsuen in Tai Po, during the Hong Kong Well-wishing Festival. Don’t miss even more wonderful performances by the parade’s international groups at Lam Tsuen, pentahotel and Temple Mall North on 17 and 18 February.

How to get there

To Lam Tsuen, Tai Po:

  • Bus 64K from MTR Tai Po Market Station to Fong Ma Po (Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees).

To pentahotel Hong Kong, Kowloon (19 Luk Hop Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon):

  • MTR Diamond Hill Station, Exit A2, and walk for 10 minutes.

To Temple Mall North:

  • Wong Tai Sin MTR Station Exit B3
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Floats
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

    Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

    Heartfelt Togetherness and Happiness

  • China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited

    China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited

    CCB (Asia) Cruise of New Year Fortune Sets Sail

  • China National Tourism Administration

    China National Tourism Administration

    Beautiful China — Year of Integrated Tourism 2018

  • Hong Kong Disneyland

    Hong Kong Disneyland

    Hong Kong Disneyland – Party with Pluto in the Year of the Dog

  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club

    Striding On for Prosperity

  • Hong Kong Tourism Board

    Hong Kong Tourism Board

    Best Fortune. World Party.

  • Macao Government Tourism Office

    Macao Government Tourism Office

    Experience Macao, Your Own Style

  • Ocean Park Hong Kong

    Ocean Park Hong Kong

    Ocean Park’s Whiskers & Friends New Year Bash

  • Quality Tourism Services Association

    Quality Tourism Services Association

    Quality Brands, Splendid New Year

International Performing Groups
Hainan Women's Crystal Troupe, China
Hainan Women's Crystal Troupe, China
Shantou Acrobatic Troupe, China
Shantou Acrobatic Troupe, China
Zee Comedy Magic & Zeejay Juggler, the Czech Republic
Zee Comedy Magic & Zeejay Juggler, the Czech Republic
Parisian Street Cabaret, France
Parisian Street Cabaret, France
Jugglers Vision, Japan
Jugglers Vision, Japan
Kyoto Intercollegiate Festa Kyouen-Sodefure, Japan
Kyoto Intercollegiate Festa Kyouen-Sodefure, Japan
Sanrio Family, Japan
Sanrio Family, Japan
Unicycle Circus Theatre Witty Look, Japan
Unicycle Circus Theatre Witty Look, Japan
Kakao Friends, Korea
Kakao Friends, Korea
Street Circus, The Netherlands
Street Circus, The Netherlands
Diaboloism, Taiwan
Diaboloism, Taiwan
American String Band from Philadelphia, USA
American String Band from Philadelphia, USA
Seattle Sea Gals, USA
Seattle Sea Gals, USA
XPOGO Stunt Team, USA
XPOGO Stunt Team, USA
Local Performing Groups
Avon Lee International Magic
Avon Lee International Magic
Belly Princess Liina Cheung Dance Company
Belly Princess Liina Cheung Dance Company
BLS Dance Production
BLS Dance Production
Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association
Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association
Hong Kong Cheung Keung Martial Arts Association, Hong Kong Yang Jiang Volunteer Association
Hong Kong Cheung Keung Martial Arts Association
Hong Kong Yang Jiang Volunteer Association
Hong Kong Rope Skipping Academy
Hong Kong Rope Skipping Academy
Infinity Dance Studio
Infinity Dance Studio
Jean M. Wong School of Ballet
Jean M. Wong School of Ballet
Refiner . Yi Ming . The Moving Drums
Refiner . Yi Ming . The Moving Drums
The Pegasus Vanguard
The Pegasus Vanguard
TriForce
TriForce
Pre-parade Street Party Performing Groups
Auxiliary Medical Service
Auxiliary Medical Service
Doris Chui School of Ballet
Doris Chui School of Ballet
HKFYG Hong Kong Youth Percussion
HKFYG Hong Kong Youth Percussion
Hong Kong Freestyle Football Academy
Hong Kong Freestyle Football Academy
Hong Kong Rope Skipping Club
Hong Kong Rope Skipping Club
Hong Kong Vigor Marching Band
Hong Kong Vigor Marching Band
Hong Kong Youth Saxophone Choir
Hong Kong Youth Saxophone Choir
Kids’ Gallery x Face Productions
Kids’ Gallery x Face Productions
Link Asset Management Limited
Link Asset Management Limited
Magician Henry Harrius
Magician Henry Harrius
Magician Horace Ng
Magician Horace Ng
Magician Nelson Chau
Magician Nelson Chau
Melodies Dance Studio
Melodies Dance Studio
New Baby Junior Dance Crew
New Baby Junior Dance Crew
Petite Princess Academy of Dance
Petite Princess Academy of Dance
Rebel Legion & 501st Legion
Rebel Legion & 501st Legion
Red Nose Hospital Clown Association
Red Nose Hospital Clown Association
SDM Jazz & Ballet Academie
SDM Jazz & Ballet Academie
Sik Sik Yuen Ho Ngai College Marching Band
Sik Sik Yuen Ho Ngai College Marching Band
Day Dream Production
Day Dream Production
FANtastic Line
FANtastic Line
Goin' Music
Goin' Music
Mr. Wally
Mr. Wally
Shuttle Busk
Shuttle Busk