The Lunar New Year fairs that will be put up across the city from February 4-10, 2024, will have food stalls for the first time since 2020. There will be a total of 25 fast food stalls at the fairs in Victoria Park, Sham Shui Po, Wong Tai Sin, Kwun Tong, Tai Po, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun, and Tseung Kwan O. The auctions for the stalls at Victoria Park began on Monday, with the highest bid reaching HK$220,000, according to media reports.
There will be more than 1,500 stalls across 15 locations in Hong Kong in the week before Lunar New Year, which will be on February 10, 2024. Apart from the fast food stalls, there will be 902 wet goods stalls, 572 dry goods stalls, and eight thematic stalls. The fairs will be at the following locations:
|Victoria Park||Causeway Bay|
|Tat Tung Road Garden||Tung Chung|
|Fa Hui Park||Sham Shui Po|
|Cheung Sha Wan Playground||Sham Shui Po|
|Morse Park||Wong Tai Sin|
|Kwun Tong Recreation Ground||Kwun Tong|
|Sha Tsui Playground||Tsuen Wan|
|Tin Hau Temple Fung Shui Square||Tai Po|
|Tung Tau Industrial Area Playground||Yuen Long|
|Tin Hau Temple Plaza||Tuen Mun|
|Yuen Wo Playground||Sha Tin|
|Shek Wu Hui Playground||North District|
|Kwai Chung Sports Ground||Kwai Tsing|
|Man Yee Playground||Sai Kung|
|Po Hong Park||Tseung Kwan O|
The Lunar New Year Fairs were cancelled in 2021 and 2022 due to anti-epidemic measures that were put in place by the Hong Kong government to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The fairs resumed in 2023, but there were no food stalls as it was still mandatory to wear masks in indoor and outdoor spaces in Hong Kong at the time.
The auctions for the remaining 2024 fairs will continue until December 5.
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