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17 Ways To Celebrate New Year's Eve in Hong Kong

By Sophie Pettit 20 December 2016
It feels like 2016 started about 10 minutes ago, and suddenly we're planning our New Year's Eve celebrations. We imagine you're just as shell-shocked as we are, which is why we're making your life a little bit easier with a succinct guide to the most happening events in Hong Kong. Ready? Let's show 2017 what we're made of.

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1. New Year's Eve Bowling

Grab 2017 by the balls at the funkiest bowling alley in town, Tikitiki Bowling Bar. For a swanky New Year's Eve dinner reserve a table at the luxurious Beach Bums and Cannibals restaurant, or alternatively check out the snack menu while you're grabbing drinks from the Sea Dogs and Mermaids Bar. In addition to two hours on the bowling lane, there will be live music, DJs, and a midnight light show countdown party to entertain you - plus as a New Year's gift, Tikitiki will treat you to a bottle of Champagne at midnight and $500 credit towards food and drink! When: December 31, (11pm - 2am) Where: Tikitiki Bowling Bar, 4/F, Centro, 1A Chui Tong Road, Sai Kung, How much: $2,017 per lane (6 people maximum) Click here to buy your tickets

2. New Year's Eve at Grappa's Cellar

It's a jazzy affair at Grappa's Cellar this New Year's Eve, with talented band The Cellar Sensations leading the festivities. The music of Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Bon Jovi, Coldplay, The Black Eyed Peas, and more will fill the venue - guaranteeing that absolutely everybody gets up on the dance floor. Each ticket includes a gourmet four-course dinner, free-flow bubbles from 6pm to 8pm, and an extra glass when the clock strikes midnight. Cheers!  When: December 31, (6pm - 1am) Where: Grappa's Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Road Place, Central How much: $1,068 Click here to buy your tickets

3.CÉ LA VI Presents: Black & White NYE Party

Monochrome madness is the order of the day at sleek bar, restaurant, and rooftop CÉ LA VI. There are several different party packages on offer, starting with a decadent New Year's Feast in the restaurant. Party people are perfectly suited to the Club Experience package, which gives access to the Black and White NYE Party in the Club Lounge from 9pm. However, we recommend the Ultimate Countdown package priced at $888, which will allow you to party on all three floors - including the stunning Sky Deck. All packages include a glass of Champagne and access to the Restaurant Lounge from 12.30am to wind down after the midnight excitement. When: December 31, (9pm - 4am) Where: CÉ LA VI Hong Kong, 25/F, California Tower, 30 - 36 D'Aguilar Street, Central How much: Dinner 6pm, $888; Dinner 8.30pm, $1,488; Club Experience, $488; Ultimate Countdown, $888 Click here to buy your tickets

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4. Vintage Hollywood NYE

For vintage vibes, there's only one place to be this NYE. Forget Wan Chai, you'll be transported back to the golden age of Hollywood as you party into 2017 with dancers and celebrity lookalikes across 6 floors at The Optimist and Pirata. And yes, of course there will be photo booths - well it would be a travesty not to take a snap or two when you're dolled up to the nines. For the full experience, snag the Ultimate Countdown Package which includes free-flow drinks all night long and as many plates of Iberico ham, seafood, and Tiramisu as you can manage. Alternatively, skip the Spanish spread and fill up on popcorn from the retro machine. When: December 31, (7pm - 2am) Where: The Optimist & Pirata, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai How much: $588 - $1,188 Click here to buy your tickets

5. DiVino Presents: May The Fork Be With You

Space movies are the chosen theme of swanky Italian bar and restaurant, DiVino. Diners are encouraged to dress up as their favourite space movie characters - we foresee a lot of Princess Leia's in attendance - and enjoy a delicious five-course dinner, with the option of free-flow drinks. Take your pick of Yoga Vegetable Terrarium, Darth Vader Secret Food, and Dark Force in a Light Jar - and of course, raise a glass when the midnight hour arrives. When: December 31, (8.30pm - 1am) Where: DiVino, 73 Wyndham Street, Central How much: $888 for 5 course dinner; $1,380 includes free-flow Click here to reserve your spot

6. Great Gatsby Glam New Year's Eve Ball

Flapper dresses and three-piece suits at the ready old sport - let's party like it's 1929. You're really spoilt for choice this NYE, with venues on either side of the harbour hosting Great Gatsby Glam Balls - pick a side and let the celebrations begin! Upon arrival you'll enjoy cocktails and canapés, before tucking into a gourmet dinner buffet. Free-flow wine, beer, bubbles, and spirits can be enjoyed throughout the evening - or alternatively from 11pm if you opt for the cheaper Countdown Package - and a trip to the Sparkles shooter bar is a must. Dance the night away to top DJ hits, join in the countdown, and expect carnage when Hangover Breakfast is served at 2am. When: December 31, (8pm- 3am) Where: Tamarind and La Sala, 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai Namo, Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East How much: Standard, $998; Countdown Package after 11pm, $688 Click here to buy your tickets

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7. Le Disco New Year's Eve

Free-flow cocktails? Check. Free-flow steak? Check. Free-flow frites? Oh, absolutely. It's a winning combination at the NYE edition of the ever-popular La Vache disco brunch. When you've stuffed yourself silly, shake your tail feathers to the beats of the live DJ, before heading back for seconds - and thirds. And maybe even fourths. The kitchen is open until midnight after all. Not mad for steak frites? Bag the standing free-flow package and join the party at 11pm. Regardless, when the clock strikes midnight, it's champagne all round. Cheers! When: December 31, (9pm - 2am) Where: La Vache, 48 Peel Street, Central How much: Dinner and free-flow drinks, $788; Standing free-flow, $488 Click here for more information

8. Lamma NYE Beachfest

Kick off 2017 with your toes in the sand and the ocean stretching out before you at Lamma NYE Beachfest. The exact location will be revealed upon registration, but we're promised an idyllic beach on Lamma island so get excited. Campers are welcome to pitch their tents, and boats will be arranged for those who want to wake up at home. Organised by party experts at The Lamma Book Club, it goes without saying that there will be an epic line up of live music performances and DJs, pumping out house, tech, drum and bass, and everything in between - until 8am! When: December 31, (4pm - 8am) Where: Lamma Island How much: $200 Click here to buy your tickets

9. NYE Fireworks Cruise and Dinner

Sail into 2017 on board Hong Kong Yachting's sophisticated NYE Fireworks Cruise and Dinner. You just can't beat this waterborne celebration if catching the fireworks in all of their glory is top of your list. Pile your plate high with the delicious buffet offerings, including Fresh Prawns, Thai Noodles, and Red Duck Curry, and wash it all down with free-flow drinks. Plus, when you come back to shore at 1am, you'll be in prime position to continue the celebrations on Hong Kong Island - if you're not too full that is. When: December 31, (8pm - 1am) Where: Central Pier 10 How much: $1,500 (includes buffet dinner and free-flow drinks) Click here to buy your tickets charlie and the chocolate factory new year's eve party hong kong

10. NYE at The Pawn: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Sweet-toothed celebrators will be in their element at The Pawn's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed festivities. Unfortunately, not everything will be edible, however you can expect extravagant cocktails, canapés, and cotton candy - not to mention rooftop games, bubbles at midnight, and more oompa loompas than you can shake a stick at. On that note, you'd best get brainstorming your outfit because there will be prizes for the best and most original costumes! When: December 31, (8pm - 2am) Where: The Pawn, 1/F Botanicals Bar, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai How much: $688 (includes free-flow cocktails, wine, bubbles, and canapés from 9pm) Click here to buy your tickets

11. Carpaccio New Year's Eve

Of course, raucous parties aren't the only option on New Year's Eve - Hong Kong can do sophisticated too. For a slightly calmer celebration, and less of a headache the next day, reserve a table at contemporary dining spot Carpaccio. The set ticket price includes a delicious five-course Italian meal, a welcome drink, and a selection of horns, whistles, and streamers for when the clock strikes twelve. When: December 31, (6pm - 12.30am) Where: Carpaccio, Shop 307, iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui How much: $498 Click here for more information

12. NYE With Mrs Pound

If last minute decisions are more your style then spending your evening with Mrs Pound is the perfect fit. Hand over $298 on the door and the ice luge, DJ, and free-flow are all yours to play with. Yes, you did read that right - just $298 for a whopping 7 hours of free-flow. Talk about value for money! Plus, you can find out what 2017 has in store for you with a visit to the Fortune Teller who will be in house between 8pm and 10pm. When: December 31, (6pm - 1am) Where: Mrs Pound, G/F, Ming Fat House, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan How much: $298 on the door Check out the Facebook event page

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13. Spasso Count Down Dinner

What better way to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong than with the skyline as your back drop? Tuck into a delectable five-course meal of Sicilian Red Prawn Carpaccio, Pumpkin Tortellacci Alla Mantovani, 300-Day Fed Striploin, and more with the harbour stretching out before you at popular Italian dining spot, Spasso. You can look forward to live music throughout your meal, and when the dazzling firework display starts you're in prime position to watch the show. Early bird diners or young families can take advantage of the earlier sitting between 6pm and 8pm, for the cheaper price of $580. When: December 31, (8.30pm) Where: Spasso, G5-8, 12 - 17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui How much: $888 Click here for more information

14. NYE Above It All Dinner and Rooftop Party

For a southside celebration, look no further than Ovolo Hotel. Kick off the evening with a BBQ buffet in the Cirque restaurant, then head up to the rooftop to welcome the New Year with a tipple or two - or five. It's a four-hour open bar after all. There will be themed food stations up top as well for those who want to skip the early bird buffet, as well as a 3D visual show, and 5 top DJs spinning the decks. When: December 31, (6pm - 1.30am) Where: Ovolo Hotel Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang How much: BBQ Dinner, $698; Rooftop Party, $650; Combo Package, $1,088 Click here to buy your tickets

15. Shore Presents: Moulin Rouge New Year's Eve Extravaganza

Pop the corks and party Moulin Rouge style at Central bar and restaurant, Shore. This NYE Extravaganza calls for feathers, sequins, and sparkle galore - diamonds are a girls best friend, remember? With a cocktail in hand you'll look just the part. It's ideal, then, that we'll be treated to free-flow cocktails, wines, and spirits for the first two hours of the party, with the deal extending to include Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Champagne between 11.30pm and 12.30pm. But most exciting of all is the Moulin Rouge performance which kicks off at 11pm! When: December 31, (9.30pm - 3am) Where: Shore Restaurant and Bar, 3 - 4/F, The L Place, 139 Queen's Road Central How much: $650 advance; $750 on the door Click here to buy your tickets

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16. Ophelia Presents: Empress' Garden

Ophelia is decadent on a normal day, so you can only imagine the spectacle that will be New Year's Eve. Guests dressed in black, gold, and purple will fill the seductive venue, enjoying an open bar from either 8pm or 11pm depending on the package chosen, and nibbling on an exquisite array of canapés. Live performances are guaranteed, and DJ Marc Dent will be mixing tunes from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. When: December 31, (8pm - 3am) Where: Ophelia, Shop 39A, 1/F, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue How much: Free-flow from 11pm, $888; New Year's Eve Package, $1,288 Click here to buy your tickets

17. 4D Holo NYE Party

It's a futuristic celebration at Woobar come December 31. Forget 3D - that's so 2016 - we're kicking off the New Year with an epic 4D hologram show. London boy Luke Bond will be raising the roof with his unique mix of progressive house, while guests enjoy six hours of free-flow. Just make sure you bag your tickets quickly if free-flow is your jam, because there are only a limited number available. When: December 31, (9pm - 4am) Where: Woobar, 6/F, W Hong Kong, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon How much: Standard, $500 (includes 2 drinks); Free-flow until 3am, $880 Click here to buy your tickets
Read more! Find out what's on in The Weekend Ahead or check out The Localiiz Festive Dining and Party Venue Guide 2016.

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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.