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“Night Vibes Hong Kong” Campaign Launches to Revitalize City’s Economy

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The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, speaks at the "Night Vibes Hong Kong" Campaign Launch Ceremony today (September 14)

In an effort to revitalize Hong Kong’s nightlife and boost the city’s economy, the government has announced the commencement of the “Night Vibes Hong Kong” activities. This campaign aims to create a dynamic and vibrant atmosphere in the city, showcasing the local characteristics of different sectors within the community. The launch ceremony, officiated by the Financial Secretary, Mr. Paul Chan, unveiled a series of exciting activities that will take place from mid-September until early 2024.

The campaign comes as the city continues to recover from the impact of the global pandemic, with air services, tourist arrivals, and domestic spending still not fully recovered. Additionally, the changed lifestyle habits of many people, who are now going out less frequently in the evening, have further affected the city’s nightlife. Recognizing these challenges, the government-led campaign aims to unite various sectors of the community to create a dynamic and engaging nightlife experience for citizens and tourists alike.

The “Night Vibes Hong Kong” Campaign will span across several major festivals, including the Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year. With events taking place all over the city, people from different age groups and sectors will have a wide range of options for night-time entertainment and gatherings. The campaign will feature activities with different themes, such as leisure, gourmet, music, culture, and more.

Some of the highlights of the campaign include performances, cultural events, markets, and guided tours at various harborfront sites. The Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival will also make its physical return to the Central Harbourfront Event Space in November, offering a wide selection of international liquor assortments and delights. In addition, a month-long citywide dining promotion will be held, showcasing the diverse culinary offerings of restaurants and bars in Hong Kong.

The campaign will also feature a series of exciting events during festivals, including the return of the National Day Fireworks Display after five years, the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance, which will resume for the first time since the pandemic, and a stunning drone show to be held simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Other activities include the Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnivals at Victoria Park, youth group performances, acrobatic shows, Halloween events at Ocean Park Hong Kong and Hong Kong Disneyland, and the Hong Kong WinterFest with a giant outdoor Christmas tree in the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Citizens and tourists can also look forward to extended opening hours at museums, such as the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Science Museum, and the Hong Kong Space Museum, as well as night tours and various art and cultural activities at M+ in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Shopping malls will organize cultural and sports events, outdoor night markets, and provide dining and consumption offers, while over 100 restaurants and bars in Lan Kwai Fong will offer dining promotions.

To encourage participation, there will be various offers and discounts available, such as free entry to the Public Enclosure of Happy Valley Racecourse every Wednesday night, special MTR ticket promotions for nighttime rides, dining vouchers for visitors, and discounted Open-top Bus tours. The government is also exploring ways to enhance the atmosphere of the Temple Street night market by introducing new elements to increase its attractiveness.

The “Night Vibes Hong Kong” Campaign aims to bring back the vibrancy and energy of Hong Kong’s nightlife, providing a wide range of entertainment options for residents and visitors alike. With a diverse array of activities planned, the campaign promises to create a dynamic atmosphere that showcases the unique and vibrant spirit of the city.