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To celebrate the new year of 2008, A Symphony of Lights added with pyrotechnic fireworks on the rooftop of participating buildings of both sides of the habour on the new year's eve of 2007.
Read Hong Kong’s New Year Countdown Celebrations for more information.
From 2008, for the last 60 seconds before entering the next year (23:59:00), a 60-second numerical countdown by LED lights with pyrotechnic display effects on the facade of Two International Finance Centre was launched, followed by a firework display of A Symphony of Lights.
Read A Symphony of Lights New Year Countdown for more information.
In Hong Kong, December 25 is a legal public holiday. Many customs, including sending cards, exchanging gifts, and hanging stockings are very similar to Western celebrations.