2013 New Year's Countdown will be held in Summer Palace on 31st 2012. From then on, Beijing New Year's countdown will be fixed as a name card of a Beijing tourism resource.
According to the authorities, the countdown activities will include a live interaction, performances, and a 60 seconds countdown. Visitors from all over the world will be able to witness the highlight of this year's event, which is a starry time reminder reflected on Kunming Lake by lights, lasers and reflection. In the meantime, from 22:30 on the 31st, most of the well-renowned palaces in Summer Palace will be lightened with colorful lanterns to welcome the year of 2013.
2012 New Year's Countdown was held in Temple of Heaven, which attracted widely attention and won praise from the public.