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Hong Kong's National Day fireworks are back after a five-year break! This annual celebration on October 1 marks the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Since the 1997 handover from British rule, Hong Kong has been celebrating this day, as has Macau. Discover the top spots across the city to enjoy these evening festivities, whether you're seeking sky-high views or harborside seats with loved ones.
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
Take in the National Day fireworks from the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, stretching from the Hong Kong Cultural Centre to the Space Museum. With Victoria Harbour as a backdrop, it's a prime spot for the show.
Located in Hong Kong's Central District, this area offers a front-row seat for the fireworks show. Head to Central Piers or the IFC Mall waterfront terrace for the best sights. Plus, these locations are bustling and easily accessible.
For something different, check out Victoria Peak. It's a bit farther from the action, but it's like having a bird's-eye view of the fireworks and the stunning cityscape. Just hop on the Peak Tram or grab a taxi to get up there.
Kowloon Peak (Fei Ngo Shan)
Over in Kowloon, there's this hidden gem. It's not as crowded as the other spots, which makes it perfect if you want a quieter experience. The fireworks view from here is also fantastic.
Want to get really up close and personal with the fireworks? Lots of companies in Hong Kong offer special harbor cruises during the fireworks shows. Picture watching the display from the water as you sail across Victoria Harbour – it's a whole new level of excitement.
Rooftop bars and restaurants
Many rooftop bars and restaurants in Hong Kong provide reservations for special events like National Day.
For instance, at Aqua Restaurant Group’s Hutong, you can enjoy a six-course banquet with beloved Northern Chinese dishes while taking in panoramic vistas of Victoria Harbour. Highlights include the famous Sichuan-style lobster and succulent Australia M9 wagyu ribeye. The Hutong Fireworks Dinner experience is priced at HK$1,888 per person, with an optional HK$888 per person wine pairing package.
Or try Aqua, one of the group's restaurants, where they serve up a five-course fusion menu that combines Italian and Japanese flavors. Some standout dishes include king crab and sea urchin sushi, crowned with caviar and duck plin ravioli paired with parmigiano fondue, crispy sage and black truffle. For your main course, choose from options like roasted wagyu beef sirloin with amaretto soy, celeriac puree or line-caught sea bass. There's also the signature confit-suckling pig. The Aqua Fireworks Dinner costs HK$1,888 per person, and if you're a wine enthusiast, there's an HK$888 wine pairing option.
For a more laid-back take on the National Day fireworks in Hong Kong, explore the peaceful Outlying Islands like Lamma Island or Cheung Chau. You won't find the city's hustle here, just a serene backdrop for the fireworks display. Hop on a ferry for a truly unique viewing experience.