To celebrate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Government and different sectors of the community will roll out a rich array of activities and special offers, covering areas including arts and culture, sports, transport, environmental protection, fisheries and agriculture, and dining for members of the public to share the joy of the National Day. The National Day Fireworks Display and Celebratory Events in the 18 Districts The National Day Fireworks Display will return over the Victoria Harbour on the night of the National Day on 1 October. The Government and various community organisations will hold an array of vibrant celebratory events in the 18 districts. Arts, Culture and Sports Offers The public can enjoy 50 percent off all commercial cinema tickets on the whole day of 1 October. Free admission will be offered to a range of fee-charging leisure and cultural facilities of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and to the Hong Kong Wetland Park under the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department on 1 October. Different offers, including the arrangements or enhancements of free guided tours and workshops, as well as the provision of food and beverage and residence offers, will be rolled out from 26 September to 8 October by the 12 projects under the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme. Transportation Offers The public can enjoy free travel on Light Rail and MTR Bus, as well as free rides on all tram routes and certain ferry routes on October 1. Child Octopus users can further enjoy free rides on the MTR heavy rail network, as well as on daytime bus routes of KMB and Long Win Bus. Shopping and Catering Offers Meanwhile, members of the public can enjoy a 26 percent discount for designated products at the "Local Fresh" physical store or online store of the Fish Marketing Organization and the Vegetable Marketing Organization from 1 to 7 October. The general public can also earn six times or additional GREEN$ from 1 to 2 October by recycling via the Environmental Protection Department's community recycling network, GREEN@COMMUNITY, or participating in food waste recycling using smart recycling bins. As for the catering industry, more than 1 000 restaurants are expected to offer discounts on designated cuisines or catering items on 1 October. Individual organisations, shopping malls and wet markets will roll out different shopping offers. The latest information about celebration events is available on the dedicated website. For further details, members of the public may refer to the announcements of respective organisations.
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Many people's lifestyle habits changed following three years of a global pandemic. To create a dynamic vibe in Hong Kong with a view to attracting citizens to go out and revitalise the city's nightlife, the Government has launched the "Night Vibes Hong Kong" campaign to unite different sectors of the community to organise events with unique and creative ideas.A wealth of diversified "Night Vibes Hong Kong" events with local characteristics will be held from around Mid-Autumn Festival, running across National Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Year until early 2024. Taking place all over the city and covering entertainment, arts, culture, consumption and more, these events cater for people from different age groups and sectors. Not only can citizens and tourists join various kinds of exciting activities, but they can also enjoy discounts offered by different organisations. Let's check out some of the important events below! Harbourfront Leisure A series of events will take place on harbourfront sites, including performances, cultural events, markets and guided tours. The Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival will make its physical return to the Central Harbourfront Event Space in October, to provide international liquor assortments and delights, as well as emerging wine products to citizens and tourists. There will also be a month-long citywide dining promotion of restaurants and bars in November. Festive Celebrations A wealth of exciting activities will be held during the coming 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 in the coming Mid-Autumn Festival; a stunning drone show to be held simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shenzhen; the Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnivals at Victoria Park which will display lanterns and also feature a bamboo stage for Cantonese opera performances; as well as youth group performances and acrobatic performances at venues in Sha Tin and Tuen Mun. Ocean Park Hong Kong and Hong Kong Disneyland will present time-limited Halloween events; the Hong Kong WinterFest in the West Kowloon Cultural District will set up a giant outdoor Christmas tree; the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will hold a New Year's Eve countdown event; dry goods stalls will resume at all Lunar New Year Fairs at various districts; and the Hong Kong Chinese New Year Night Parade will also resume on the evening of Lunar New Year's Day. Art and Culture Cinemas will offer ticket discounts for night-time screenings; and the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Hong Kong Space Museum will extend opening hours until 10pm from Friday to Sunday and on public holidays. M+, the West Kowloon Cultural District will offer night tours and various art and cultural activities. Diversified Leisure Experiences Over 80 shopping malls will organise various cultural and sports events and outdoor night bazaars, provide dining and consumption offers, and extend their opening hours in light of the night-time activities. More than 100 member restaurants and bars under Lan Kwai Fong Association will provide dining offers. The 57th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo will have around 900 stalls; and the MTR will launch "Nighttime Delights – Ride 5 Get 1 Free" to offer a free domestic single ride for every five-night ride after 10:30pm. The HKTB will offer "Hong Kong Night Treats" dining vouchers for visitors, and Open-top Bus tours at a special price. For more latest information of the events, please visit the “Night Vibes Hong Kong”webpage.