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Hong Kong to hold HK$14 million new-year fireworks and light show over Victoria Harbour

  • Tourist board announces details of 10-minute synchronised ‘pyromusical’
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 19 December, 2018, 8:32pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 December, 2018, 9:19pm

Hong Kong will celebrate the new year with a HK$14 million (US$1.8 million) fireworks display and light show over Victoria Harbour.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board said on Wednesday the annual countdown celebration would be a 10-minute synchronised “pyromusical”, combining fireworks, pyrotechnics, lights and music.

Sponsored by Bank of Communications, the show will feature fireworks by an Italian producer, which organisers said were intended to create a “celestial kaleidoscope” effect.

About 350,000 people were expected to show up for the celebration, according to the board’s general manager, Mason Hung Chung-hing.

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Hung said the show would be about HK$2 million cheaper than last year’s, after the board ditched the “not-so-popular” dancing show.

Starting from 11pm on December 31, a pyrotechnic star show will take place every 15 minutes, with rooftops around the harbour flaring a series of what will look like shooting stars.

When the clock hits midnight, the fireworks will begin.

Also at 11pm, singers including George Lam Chi-cheung, AGA and emerging boy band MIRROR will perform at the Cultural Centre’s viewing deck.