Rocking New Year’s Eve in Hanoi with 2,024 Drone Symphony

Hanoi, the capital city, has planned an extravagant celebration to welcome the Year of the Dragon on New Year's Eve. This grand event will feature a mesmerizing performance of 2,024 synchronized drones, beautifully choreographed to music. To witness this breathtaking spectacle is to embrace the fusion of technology and art, as the city showcases its innovative spirit. Get ready to be enchanted as the skies come alive with this dazzling display, setting the stage for an unforgettable start to the new year.

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Hanoi is expected to set a Southeast Asian record with a spectacular light and sound performance supported by 2,024 unmanned aerial vehicles in the sky on Lunar New Year’s Eve, as reported by VOV.

Countdown Party Hello 2023. Source: Tien Phong newspaper

The performance of 2,204 drones is scheduled to take place between 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on February 9th, right before a breathtaking fireworks display that will be held in 32 different locations throughout Hanoi. The event will be live broadcasted on various media platforms.

The venue for the drone performance, either West Lake or My Dinh National Stadium, will be selected by Truong Viet Dung, an official of the Hanoi administration, as announced during a press conference on January 19th.

The spokesperson of the Hanoi People’s Committee emphasized that this captivating performance will be a new highlight in the festive atmosphere, celebrating the accomplishments of 2023 and welcoming the new year of 2024 with renewed enthusiasm and a focus on the development of the city’s cultural industry.

On Lunar New Year’s Eve, thousands of enthusiastic revelers, especially young people, gather at entertainment centers in Hanoi to witness the mesmerizing fireworks display and ring in the New Year. This year, February 9th marks the last day of the 12th lunar month.

Hanoi’s fireworks display to celebrate the Year of the Dragon will take place at 32 different locations, with nine of them featuring high-range shows. Photo: VNA

Previously, the Hanoi People’s Committee released a plan to organize a fireworks display on Lunar New Year’s Eve. According to the plan, Hanoi will have a total of 32 fireworks displays across 30 districts, including nine high-altitude fireworks displays combined with low-level fireworks and 23 low-altitude fireworks displays.

The fireworks display will last for 15 minutes, from 00:00 a.m. to 00:15 a.m. on February 10th, 2024. The funding for organizing the fireworks displays is obtained through socialization. Here is a list of the fireworks display locations:

Nine high and low-altitude fireworks display locations:

1. Hoan Kiem: In front of the new Hanoi Newspaper Headquarters

2. Hoan Kiem: In front of Hanoi Post Office

3. Tay Ho: Lac Long Quan flower garden, in front of the district People’s Committee gate

4. Nam Tu Liem: F1 racetrack, Phu Do ward

5. Hai Ba Trung: Coconut Island, Thong Nhat Park

6. Ha Dong: Van Quan lake

7. Son Tay: Son Tay ancient citadel

8. Thanh Tri: Land for the regulating lake project, Tam Hiep commune

9. Dong Anh: District Sports Center

23 low-level fireworks display locations:

10. Ba Dinh: Southeast of Ngoc Khanh Lake

11. Hoang Mai: Den Lu Lake Park

12. Long Bien: Park 02, Viet Hung ward

13. Long Bien: Vinhomes Riverside ecological urban area

14. Dong Da: Hoang Cau Lake Peninsula

15. Cau Giay: Cau Giay Park

16. Thanh Xuan: Nhan Chinh lake park

17. Bac Tu Liem: Hoa Binh Park

18. Gia Lam: No. 1 Thuan An, Trau Quy town

19. Me Linh: Roof of the 4-story People’s Committee of Me Linh district

20. Ba Vi: Quang Oai Stadium, Tay Dang town

21. Dan Phuong: Stand B, district stadium, Phung town

22. Thach That: Lien Quan town stadium

23. Chuong My: District Stadium, Chuc Son town

24. Thuong Tin: District Culture, Information and Sports Center

25. Quoc Oai: Roof of the 6-storey building of the district military command

26. Phu Xuyen: Thao Chinh sub-area, Phu Xuyen town

27. My Duc: Ecological Lake Park, Dai Nghia town

28. Ung Hoa: District Stadium, Van Dinh town

29. Soc Son: District Stadium, Soc Son town

30. Phuc Tho: District stadium, Phuc Tho town

32. Hoai Duc: Center for Culture, Information and Sports Stadium

Hannah Nguyen