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December
New Year's Eve Countdown Carnival at Shatin Park, Shatin Town Hall Plaza & Podium
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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 movement theatre/dance, clown and magic, marching band, music and dance performances. Admission is free.

The carnival starts at 8.30pm on December 31, 2005 and runs until 12.30am, January 1, 2006.

The main stage in Shatin Park will feature a variety of entertainment including movement theatre/dance by "mimbre" from the U.K., marching band, ballroom and Latin dances, live band, horoscope-telling, African and Samba drum by local groups.

The dynamic acrobatics of "mimbre", the female trio, has already amazed and delighted audiences across the world. Highly trained in the techniques of acrobatics, gymnastics and physical feat, the trio is remarkedly original in their performance. Don't miss the chance to enjoy their debut in Hong Kong!

At the comic stage, the children theatre 'Where is the Happy Bird?' and clown show will bring you to the wonderful comic world!

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

The rhythm of Hip Hop, jazz and modern dances as well as Scottish pipes and drum performances will add to the excitement, while X Games will surely be a favourite of young people.

Other programmes of the carnival include lantern display, the Andersen Garden for photo-taking, tarot forecast.

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/Wednesday, December 21, 2005
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