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Festive activities draw crowds

Activities organised by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays drew large numbers of participants, particularly over the long weekend, the department has revealed.


The Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival held at Victoria Park attracted more than 200,000 visitors on September 29 and 30, with the Cantonese Opera Showcase at the park’s Bamboo Theatre drawing full-house attendances. The carnival, which opened on September 23, recorded a total attendance of over 300,000 people.


Meanwhile, the Museum of Art, the Space Museum and the Science Museum recorded a combined total of more than 125,000 visitors in the four days from September 29 to October 2.


On October 1, the Space Museum registered a record-high single-day attendance of 11,000 visitors, while the Museum of Art, with 19,200 visitors, also notched a new single-day attendance record since its reopening in 2019.


Moreover, more than 140,000 members of the public used the department’s ordinarily fee-charging leisure facilities for free on October 1.


From September 30 to October 2, over 13,500 people visited the Asian Games Live Zones located at 36 designated sports centres. That meant a cumulative total of over 35,000 visitors had done so since the opening of the Asian Games on September 23.