EDITOR'S NOTE: Travel to Hong Kong may be unsafe due to recent political unrest.
New Year's Eve in Hong Kong
Top New Year's Eve Destinations
Midnight fireworks sweep over Victoria Harbour toward towering skyscrapers — a truly dramatic sight. The best views are from the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade and dinner dance cruises on the water. As for where to anchor yourself before and after, you can't go wrong; every neighborhood is party central in the Pearl of the Orient on New Year's Eve.
Yan Toh Heen: Celebrate the Western New Year in haute Chinese-style with a multi-course tasting menu, wine pairings, intimate surroundings and panoramic harbor views.
Sevva: A see-and-be-seen destination featuring a spectacular outdoor terrace and a multi-course meal celebrating not only the New Year but also the diverse flavors of Hong Kong. Sugar Bar+Deck+Lounge: Highlights include small bites and DJs, while views here offer a unique perspective over the harbor toward the Hong Kong skyline.
SLEEP The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong: A heavenly spa for pre-party prep, guest rooms 100+ stories above the city and the swanky Black & Gold Masquerade Ball at sky-high OZONE bar.
The Peninsula Hong Kong: A storied past, Rolls-Royce car service, excellent harbor views from the chic guest rooms and Philippe Starck-styled Felix restaurant.