Police are bracing to control hundreds of thousands of people expected at popular venues throughout the city to welcome in the new year. The biggest turnout is expected in Tsim Sha Tsui, where the crowd is expected to top last year's 350,000. Revellers in Lan Kwai Fong are expected to number 43,000, similar to last year, while at Times Square, where the countdown will feature an Olympic theme, police will prepare for a crowd of 27,000. Victoria Park, where a product expo is being held, is expected to attract 15,000 people. A New Year's Eve Countdown Carnival is also being held at Sha Tin, featuring a variety of programmes with a 'SportsArt' theme. The main event in Sha Tin Park will feature orchestral concerts, choral singing, and performance arts presentations including tango and jazz dancing, rope skipping, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining. The show will also include overseas artists such as the Arabesque Aerial Theatre from Britain and there will be live bands, hip-hop dancing and roving entertainers, including athletes, magicians and musicians. Asia Television will host a countdown show in Tin Shui Wai, featuring residents as guests and performers. An ATV spokeswoman said the show, which will be broadcast live, would aim to show the positive side of the troubled area to the public. 'Hong Kong people are more and more eager to celebrate the coming of the new year by counting down,' she said. 'But we think festivities should not be confined to the urban area. Therefore, we chose Tin Shui Wai as our platform.'