New Year’s Eve: 5 unique ways to bid farewell to 2020

2020 has been a different year, to say the least, so naturally, ringing in 2021 will be equally as different. From exploring Hong Kong’s heritage to chowing down on cake, here’s our roundup of ways to wave goodbye to the-year-that-shall-not-be-named.

Treat yourself at The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe

Afternoon Tea at The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe

After the year we’ve had, treat yourself to a lavish festive afternoon tea at The Tiffany Blue Box cafe, which includes delicacies such as a lobster roll with shallots, New York cheesecake and even a signature Tiffany blue cocktail. Time to swap those holiday blues for some Tiffany blues.

Available from now until 3 Jan 2021

Tiffany Blue Box Cafe, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3462 7148

Get your (early) countdown on at 208

Photo: 208 Duecento Otto

Head down to 208 for a free-flow Italian brunch with an early countdown at 5pm. With cocktails by guest mixologist Sandeep Kumar of The Wise King (ranked #18 of Asia’s 50 best bars) and a DJ spinning tracks throughout, this is bound to be as close as we can get to a ‘normal’ New Year’s Eve event. The party starts from 12pm and you will be sent on your merry way at 6pm on the dot, in accordance with the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

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208, 208 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, +852 2549 0208

Sail away on the Aqualuna

Photo: Aqualuna

Since cruises seem to be a thing of the past, the Aqualuna brings us the opportunity to admire Victoria Harbour in all its glory. Cruising on a traditional Hong Kong junk boat whilst sipping on a beverage – what could be more relaxing? Take in the sights in peace (as there will be no fireworks this year) as you lounge on a daybed.

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Splurge on a staycation at The Peninsula Hong Kong

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Check into the Peninsula Hong Kong for their new ‘Glory of Joy’ offers, including some of their most signature Peninsula experiences, including the Peninsula set breakfast or classic afternoon tea at The Lobby. Opt for three different ‘birthday wishes’ for the ultimate Hong Kong staycation, available from now until February 2021.

Room rates start at HK$1,928 per night; get more details on

Bring home a meal to celebrate 2021

Slow Cooked Duck Leg and Duck Rice

Although it won’t be possible to celebrate with a New Year’s Eve dinner this year, there are plenty of takeaway options to ring in 2021 in the comfort (and safety) of your own home. Some of our favourite options include menus from Uma Nota, Aria, Kyoto Joe and 208 Duecento Otto.

See also: The best bottled cocktails in Hong Kong to toast the New Year

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