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2013
December
2013 New Year's Eve Countdown Carnival being held at Sha Tin tonight
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     Members of the public are enjoying the vibrant entertainment of the 2013 New Year's Eve Countdown Carnival at Sha Tin Park and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza cum City Art Square tonight (December 31) to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the carnival began at 8.30pm and runs until 12.15am on New Year's Day.

     The highlights of this year's carnival include a Sri Lankan fire dance, a Cantopop concert by pop group HotCha and singers Ivan Lee and Regen Cheung, as well as Latin dancing with some 100 dancers of different ages. Other attractions include Asian ethnic performances and participatory activities such as Indian, Indonesian and Thai traditional dances, and Turkish erbu, latte art and fruit carving workshops.

     The programme at the carnival also includes a piano recital by talented artist Phoebus Chan as well as flute, ukulele and drum performances, dances, music, rope-skipping, shuttlecock-kicking, freestyle bicycle riding, a marching band, a jazz corner and more, offering a feast of fun for the countdown to the New Year.

     The carnival will reach its climax at midnight with the countdown ceremony accompanied by pyrotechnics from the rooftops of Sha Tin Town Hall and Sha Tin Public Library.

Ends/Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Issued at HKT 22:30

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