Ideas to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong 2018

If you aren’t one of the jetsetters leaving the city to celebrate Chinese New Year, fear not, we’ve got your public holiday plans sorted! With a forecast of good weather all weekend, we’re excited to settle into the celebrations and see in the Year of the Dog in style.

Friday

Although most elements of Chinese New Year are bold, bright and beautiful, nothing quite compares to the Cathay Pacific Parade with its elaborate floats and live performers. Get into the true spirit of Spring Festival by watching the celebrations wind through the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui.

Saturday

What better way to spend your Saturday evening than having a festive feast in one of Hong Kong’s finest restaurants? Here are our top restaurant recommendations:

Sunday

Start your day with a visit to the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees where you can scribe all your wishes for the year ahead and land your joss paper on a branch, remember the higher the branch, the more likely your wish is to come true – so put your back into it!

What could be more perfect than a boozy Sunday brunch to see out the day, especially when you know you don’t have work on Monday! Here are some of our top brunch spots:

Monday

Head to Hollywood Road to scour the streets for some of the finest antiques and art Hong Kong has to offer. Once you’re done stocking up on trinkets for your home, why not take in a bit of history and visit the beautiful Man Mo Temple; a mid-19th century Grade I historic building and national monument. Best known as a place of worship, dedicated primarily to Man Cheong (god of literature) and Mo Tai (god of war). Let the incense aroma relax and transport you to a place far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Remember, as the saying goes, there’s no manners or etiquette without wine – so make sure you stock up and are ready for a boozy weekend of parties and fun.

Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! from all at Change, may it be a year of new beginnings, health, wealth and prosperity.

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