Parade to offer all singing, all dancing hello to Year of the Snake

The Lunar New Year Fireworks display will draw oohs and aahs next Monday night.

Thirty-six floats and performing groups from 14 countries will take part in the Chinese New Year Night Parade in Tsim Sha Tsui next Sunday.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 5:36am

4 die, 17 hurt as train hits veterans' parade float in Texas

Empty chairs atop the float after the accident. Photo: AP

A train crashed into a parade float carrying US military veterans and their spouses in Texas, killing four people and injuring 17, police and parade organisers said.

Ten were in critical condition and seven others were listed as stable, Midland police chief Price Robinson said.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Life's just one giant carnival for Marc by Marc Jacobs

The opening celebration of American fashion brand Marc by Marc Jacobs's new flagship store in Pacific Place on Wednesday was a joyous fair.

Designed by New York-based Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects, the 270-square-metre store was given a carnival theme for the occasion.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Carnival came a-calling at The Venetian Macau, with Mardi-Gras-style glitz and glamour

The annual Venetian Carnival began last Friday at The Venetian Macau. This year's theme was New Orleans Mardi Gras and the three-day event opened with a traditional Mardi Gras parade, complete with blaring trumpets and scantily clad dancers in glitter and feathers.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

The biggest party on Earth

Every year before the austere period of Lent, Catholic nations celebrate Carnival. It's a time to party, eat, drink and be merry. The world's biggest carnival is held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where samba schools parade in the Sambadrome and millions of tourists join the fun. Enjoy some of this year's great pictures.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Young Blue Caviar has appetite for more success

Raw sprinting talent Blue Caviar stepped out in style on debut and produced a potential-laden win which indicated there could be plenty more to come.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Revellers set shining examples

Revellers and fun-seekers packed into Victoria Park last night for the lantern carnival to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the most important festival and occasion for family reunions after the Lunar New Year.

The moon, which was for most of the time veiled by thin cloud, faced competition from hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns that brightened up the park.

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Funding woes put gay pride march on hold

This year's gay pride parade has been put on ice because the HK$140,000 budget has not been raised.

Critics said the parade had become too bourgeois, but organisers fired back, saying higher costs were projected this year because a higher turnout had been expected, and they had not been met by donations.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

The buzz

Hot enough for you? Summer is well and truly upon us, and once you've followed our advice on the opposite page about where to satisfy your thirst you've got a lot more excuses to get outside and make the most of this beautiful weather over the coming weeks.

15 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

The buzz

Festivals and carnivals are something that we here at Going Out get excited about and our excitement levels are being turned up to 11 right now with all of the cool stuff coming up over the next week and beyond.

8 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Lantern carnivals light up city's parks

Lunar New Year celebrations will continue in the last weekend of the month, at spring lantern festivals in three parks and an exhibition at the Cultural Centre.

'The three carnivals and exhibition will display over 3,600 lanterns altogether,' Anthony Ma Kam-wing, senior manager of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's entertainment office, said.

19 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


With so many performances and entertainers at the Lan Kwai Fong Carnival 2009, Alan James Jewell, executive producer at Big Events, the entertainment and production agency behind the carnival, gives a round-up of next weekend's highlights.

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Crowds flock to see floats at Tiananmen

Rarely was the traffic on Changan Avenue as packed as it was yesterday. Pedestrians carrying national flags and cameras thronged both sides of the street and the subways, and not even the sweltering Beijing sun could deter them.

Even elderly and disabled people in their wheelchairs were out, determined to get to Tiananmen Square.

3 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Colourful Carnival for staid Prince's Building

It's not the most conducive place for a family carnival, but the Prince's Building in Central is trying to change its image from an office building that happens to include some shops on the lower floors to a kiddie-oriented arcade with its first Colourful Carnival this Saturday and next. The third floor will be transformed from 11am to 7pm to 'look, feel and smell' - smell?

28 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Easter treats in the city

Island Shangri-La Hotel

The Shangri-La has added extra festive flair to its annual Easter-themed buffets at its restaurants. Easter hampers are also available for HK$488 from Island Gourmet. They include a chocolate bunny, chocolate Easter chick, chocolate Easter eggs, home-made cookies and a stuffed toy.

7 Apr 2009 - 12:00am