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New Year's Eve Countdown Carnival at Shatin Park, Shatin Town Hall Plaza & Podium

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present a New Year's Eve Countdown Carnival at Shatin Park and Shatin Town Hall Plaza and Podium.

Attractions will include excerpts of musicals, acrobatics, magic, marching band, jazz music and drum-and-dance performances. Admission is free.

The carnival starts at 8.30pm on December 31, 2004 and runs until 12.30am, January 1, 2005.

The main stage in Shatin Park will feature a variety of entertainment including marching band and acrobatic performances by "Guangxi Eastern Cultural Art Troupe" and local performing group. The "Hong Kong Musicals Theatre Federation" will present the excerpts of Broadway Musicals "Phantom of the Opera", "Mama Mia", "Les Miserables", "Miss Saigon" as well as local productions "1941" and "The Border Town".

The carnival will reach its climax at midnight with the launch of a spectacular light show.

The rhythm of modern dance as well as African and Brazilian drum-and-dance performances will add to the excitement.

Other programmes of the carnival include a magic show, romantic piano music by young pianist Phoebus Chan, street performances and children's corner, "Wizard of Oz".

The public is urged to help keep the public areas clean and show care for public property. Aerosol sprays, metallic balloons and bottles are prohibited at the venues.

For enquiries about the Countdown Carnival, please call 2591 1340.

Ends/Monday, December 20, 2004
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