Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year Fairs will return for the first time since 2020. This year, there will be 15 fairs across several locations in the city, hosting 922 stalls, from January 16 till 2am on January 22. They will sell flowers, but not dry goods and food.
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
- Shek Wu Hui Playground, North District
- Man Yee Playground, Sai Kung
- Po Hong Park, Tseung Kwan O
- Yuen Wo Playground, Sha Tin
- Kwai Chung Sports Ground, Kwai Tsing
- Tin Hau Temple Fung Shui Square, Tai Po
- Sha Tsui Road Playground, Tsuen Wan
- Tung Tau Industrial Area Playground, Yuen Long
- Tin Hau Temple Plaza, Tuen Mun
Visitors must follow special crowd-control measures at three fairs: Victoria Park, Fa Hui Park, and Sha Tsui Road Playground. A ticketing system will be activated when footfall increases, after which visitors can get either a ticket at the fair or an e-ticket via the free mobile app.
The Lunar New Year Fairs were cancelled in 2021 and 2022 due to concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic in the city. The Hong Kong government began easing its anti-epidemic measures in mid-2022 and scrapped most of them in December. However, mask-wearing is still mandatory in indoor and outdoor public spaces.
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