It's no wonder that a city in one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world would have one of the best light shows. Hong Kong likes to show it off on New Year's Eve, along with a giant fireworks display, a countdown celebration and several ways to party. The most popular place to ring in the New Year is at Victoria Harbour, the largest harbor in China. The eight-minute show starts over the water and moves towards the land, giving spectators a variety of vantage points. Public viewing spots are free, including the area along the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade and Avenue of Stars from the State Ferry Terminal to New World Center, as well as the Hung Hom Bypass. If you opt for a public viewing area, be sure to claim a spot early. The best views, though, are from the harbor cruises, which put revelers right under the action. If you're missing NYE in the States, there's a replica ball drop at the Times Square shopping mall in Hong Kong in homage to The Big Apple's celebration. And for celebrants with kids in tow, Hong Kong Disneyland extends its hours and hosts a countdown party.
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