The eve of Chinese New Year usually starts with prayers to "Ah Kong" with food offerings. Then the burning ritual of billions of billions and billions of hell bank notes for "Ah Kong's" annual spending 'money'.
The annual tradition continues (before the actual family reunion dinner) with the hungry people ravishing the "siew yoke" and "lap cheong" before going home for dinner.
Then, it's "table-game" for the guys and whatever else for the ladies. Maybe lining up for the famous "chee cheong fun" later tonight.