For the past 19 years, Times Square New Year Countdown has developed itself not only as the people’s count down, but also a landmark event in Hong Kong and in the Asia Pacific. The concept of the Hong Kong Times Square New Year Countdown was inspired by the famous New York Apple Countdown. This year, the countdown moment of 2013 finds 10 gigantic apple lightings brightened up, followed by a 2013 lighting display and 6 storey height “I ♥ HK” lighting phenomenon, combined with the terrific fireworks displays in the atmosphere embraced by the hundred and ten thousand people.
This year’s slogan “Hong Kong, the Best” appeared at the Times Square TV wall entering 2013, wishing Hong Kong people a happy and prosperous 2013. A 3-min show of heart shape bubbles flied over at Times Square Open Piazza before the fireworks accompany with live music to bring warmth to everyone.
This Year, the theme of “Concert” will be introduced to the Times Square New Year Countdown event, combining 3 hours of much anticipated live performances to perfect the final evening of this year. 30 dancers in Neon Color costumes are arranged to dance and sing with all the participants to celebrate 2013. Sina Weibo have live broadcasted the event at 9pm on New Year’s Eve.