A major outdoor countdown party to welcome the new year will be held on Tuesday night in Ho Chi Minh City's District 7, instead of District 1 as in previous years.
The annual Heineken Countdown Party will take place at Crescent Lake in the Phu My Hung new urban area from 8 p.m.
Last year, the New Year's Eve event was celebrated on Nguyen Hue Street in downtown HCMC.
This year, Heineken promises a massive party, world-class laser and water performances, non-stop tunes by internationally acclaimed DJ Azam and special performances by singer Andrea, violinist Sima, keyboardist Scott Brantley, MC Justin Murta and Cirque du Soleil as well as Vietnamese singers.
According to the HCMC Tourism Promotion Center, the Heineken Countdown Party is part of activities to welcome the New Year held in various spots from December 27 to 31.
On Tuesday night, art performances will be held in 23/9 Park in District 1, Gia Dinh Park in Go Vap District and at industrial zones and export processing zones around the city.