Special programs will be held in the ancient town of Hoi An to welcome the New Year, said the Centre for Culture and Sports of Hoi An City on December 14. According to the Centre, the Hoi An New Year Festival 2018 will take place from December 24, 2017 to January 2, 2018 at An Hoi Sculpture Garden. Diverse activities will be held during the event including folk art performance, culinary arts and a photo exhibition called Quang Nam tourism 2017 by professional and amateur photographers across the country. Especially, a reproduction of Hoi An by night in the early 20th century will be presented and awards will be given to travel agents which took the largest number of tourists to the city in 2017. A special program will be held at 9am on January 1, 2018 at Chua Cau (Japanese Covered Bridge) to welcome the first visitor to the ancient town of Hoi An in 2018.