How lucky are we that we get to spend New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong? If I was going to design the perfect location for a NYE celebration, I’d include a spectacular skyline, jaw-dropping fireworks and perfect weather for toasting the arrival of the new year on a terrace somewhere.
If you just feel like hanging out on the harbour front with the crowds, be sure to get there early to grab a prime spot for the countdown. Our roundup of HK’s best bars and restaurants with amazing views will help you find the ideal place for a meal or a cheeky cocktail.
But if you’re ready to party, try one of these glam events that all have one thing in common, views of HK’s iconic skyline and the firework display. Make this NYE a memorable one.
Black & White New Year’s Eve Party at Aqua Spirit
Expect panoramic views, monochromatic black and white glamour and champagne all the way at Aqua Spirit’s countdown party this year. Experience dramatic scenes of the fireworks display along with a glass of Dom Perignon, followed by spectacular entertainment including resident aqua spirit DJ, Abel Rojers, who will spin till the early hours.
Where: One Peking, TST
Cost: Early-bird tickets are $440 and include exclusive access to the party and a glass of Dom Perignon, tickets purchased after 25 December and on the door are priced at $750. VIP high tables with uninterrupted views of the harbour are also available.
New Years Eve at CE LA VI
If you’re looking for more of a club vibe, then multi-faceted dining, drinking and dancing venue CE LA VI has you covered. Ring in 2019 with all the Glamourous-Chic CE LA VI has to offer! Feast on a spectacular New Year’s Eve Dinner at their restaurant and revel in those rooftop views in between throwing shapes on one of the three dance floors.
Where: 25/F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
Cost: Sky Deck Experience: Access to all 3 floors of CE LA VI including the Sky Deck. Early bird tickets start at $988. Inclusive of 1 glass of champagne or 1 premium house pour.
The Club Lounge Experience: Party in the Club Lounge and Restaurant Lounge. Early bird starts at $400. Includes 1 glass of champagne or 1 premium house pour.
Book: 3700 2300, or
Countdown Party at the Lobby Lounge, Intercontinental
For a night to remember, take in the ultimate panoramic view of the NYE pyrotechnics from the the luxurious surroundings of the Intercontinental Lobby Lounge. Indulge in a 6-course set dinner finished with a specially crafted NYE dessert. After dinner you can dance the night away to the upbeat tunes at the Count Down Dance Party and enjoy a glass of champagne as you count down to 2019.
Where: Lobby Lounge, Intercontinental, 18 Salisbury Road
Cost: 6 course dinner for $2,988 per adult, including entry to the countdown party. Also available in the Intercontinental are Harbourside, Nobu, Rech by Alain Ducasse, Yan Toh Heen and The Steakhouse restaurants and all late seating restaurant patrons receive complimentary entry to the countdown party in the Lobby Lounge – with no seating. For non-restaurant patrons there is a $650 per person cover charge for the Countdown Party, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne.
Book: 2313 2323 or [email protected]
With stunning 270 degree harbour views this is a prime NYE spot. There will be a 5 course dinner with a choice of main courses including Grilled Australian Waygu Tenderloin. You can choose to skip dinner and just come for the countdown party, which will feature live music from 10pm.
Where: Level 21 The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,
When: Champagne reception & canapes from 7.30pm, countdown party starts at 10pm – late
Cost: 5-course dinner and champagne canape reception from 7pm-8.30pm, $2018; countdown party including 2 drinks from 8.30pm onwards, $700 (free access for dinner guests).
Book: 2870 0087, or
Hong Kong knows how to party, and there are so many choices on NYE – we have lots more for you right here.
Don’t forget to book your New Year celebration brunches too, here’s our pick of the best free flow brunches in town.