The annual Cathay Pacific Chinese New Year Night Parade is one of the biggest and most anticipated events in Hong Kong.
Now in its 25th year, to mark the event’s Silver Jubilee, this year the organisers are taking things to the next level, with a special four-day Carnival instead.
The first-ever Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Carnival (‘the Carnival’) will ring in the Year of the Rat with four fun-filled days of celebrations and festivities.
The West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park will be transformed into a hub of activities, with world-class performances, dances, food, games, and more.
Here’s a breakdown of all the amazing activities on offer at the Carnival:
Stage performances: Troupes from around the world will be putting on dozens of incredible performances, including acrobatics, magic, cultural dances, comedy, masquerades, martial arts, and dragon and lion dances.
Carnival parade: Although some are disappointed that the traditional night parade won’t be taking place this year along the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, rest assured that the Carnival does indeed include a parade.
The ‘Parade along the Promenade’ takes place at the following times, on each day of the Carnival:
– 25 January 2020: 4:15pm
– 26 January 2020: 3pm
– 27–28 January 2020: 3pm and 6:30pm
Carnival Elements: Hang your wish on the branches of the New Year Wishing Tree for good luck; watch amazing dance performances in traditional Chinese New Year outfits; sample a taste of Macau at the Macau Food Truck; and snap some shots at the Lucky Lantern of Good Fortune
Food and games booth: There’s lots of great food on offer at the Carnival, like Michelin-recommended Hong Kong–style street food, local pastries, and special hot dogs. At the games booth you’ll find lots of family fun, like getting your face painted, and learning how to make balloon animals