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Egg-citing Things to Do this Easter

Hurray! The sweetest festival of the year is almost upon us, and we’re ready to get loaded up on sugar and spring into action with these egg-citing events around the city. From traditional sermons and Easter egg hunts, to cookery classes and chocolatey cocktails, we’ve sussed out the best treats on offer this March.


Easter Egg Hunts

It wouldn’t feel like Easter without a traditional Easter egg hunt, and in true Hong Kong style, we have plenty of options for both children and adults. You’re never too old to throw on a pair of fluffy ears and get searching for a chocolate fix!

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Happy Valley Races

In association with luxury chocolate brand, Godiva, “Hoppy” Wednesdays have been given an Easter makeover. Head down to the racecourse and try your luck at guessing how many chocolates are in the giant decorations, and you could walk away with a delicious Godiva spring hamper. And the fun doesn’t stop there, as you’ll be given a pair of bunny ears when you head to the bar – the perfect accessory to wear as you pose for the obligatory selfie. With live music from Hong Kong’s favourite Latino band, Carnivale, and a chance to win a Happy Valley cash voucher worth $1,000 (for posing in one of the special Easter hats on display, and posting on Instagram with the location: Happy Valley Racecourse), you’d be hopping mad to miss it!

When: March 16 and 23, (5.15pm – 11pm; first race at 7.15pm)
Where: Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley
How much: $10 entry
Click here for more information

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 Discovery Bay Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach

Nothing beats an Easter egg hunt – except one on the beach! With over 30,000 prizes up for grabs, it’s no surprise that registration for this exciting Easter event filled up in a matter of hours. Kids aged between three and ten will be digging like mad on Tai Pak beach in pursuit of the Golden Egg Grand Prize (a hamper of Kinder Joy products and over $2,000 worth of indoor playground cash coupons). Youngsters are welcome to play on the exciting, inflatable carnival rides at the Discovery Bay North Plaza, and tickets are available when you spend money at 7-Eleven, Jaspa’s, and Wellcome ($30 gets you one ride). With an inflatable aquarium, and a whopping shark slide, your only problem might be persuading your little ones to get off!

When: March 25 – 26, (10.30am – 6.30pm); DB Plaza Fun Fair, March 25 – 28, (12 noon – 6.30pm)
Where: Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay (take the ferry from Central Pier 3)
How much: Free to spectate ($30 per carnival ticket)
Check out their Facebook event page

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Disneyland Springtime Egg-stravanganza

For a truly magical Easter, get yourself over to Disneyland for their Springtime Egg-stravanganza. Mickey and his friends have been busy hiding over 70 colourful eggs, which look like our favourite characters, across the park. Will you catch the White Rabbit? Or hunt down the Seven Dwarfs? With so many eggs to track down, you’d better gather together your little ones, grab a map, and start following the clues. Whilst you are there, say hello to the real Disney crew in their special Spring outfits, which are unique to Hong Kong.

When: Runs until May 29, (Monday – Friday, 10.30am – 8.45pm; Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 8.45pm)
Where: Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau
How much: $539 for adults; $385 for kids
Click here to buy your tickets

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Lily & Bloom

Who said Easter egg hunts are only for kids? Lily & Bloom are hosting separate junior and adult hunts for diners, with one lucky grown up bagging a year of free meals at the fifth floor restaurant. This could be fun after a couple of glasses of free-flow Bellinis! Make sure you swing by the omelette station to try out the four types of egg on offer, before sipping on a boozy milkshake, and devouring the delectable chocolate semi-freddo dessert.


When: March 26 – 27, (11am – 4pm)
Where:
5-6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
How much:
$395 per head; add $195 for free-flow


Food and Drink

Take advantage of this perfect excuse to feast on sweet treats, and dig into one of Hong Kong’s many tasty restaurant offerings. You might even get a healthy side portion of Easter entertainment too!

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Cafe Deco Pizzeria

Where better to spend your Easter weekend than in a Chocolate Utopia? Cafe Deco Pizzeria is transforming an 11 foot-long table into a chocolate paradise, overflowing with chocolate treats, desserts, cake, cookies, as well as a chocolate fountain. With all that sugar, you’ll be swinging from the chandeliers in no time!

When: March 25 – 28, (11am – 3pm)
Where: Cafe Deco Pizzeria, Shop 3-4, G/F, Tower 125, 11 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan
How much: $288 for adults; $168 for kids
Click here for more information

COCKTAILS

Chocolate Cocktails

After all the Easter egg-citement, a relaxing cocktail atop the trendy Armani/Privé and Aqua bars will be just what the Easter Bunny ordered. As far as Easter tipples go, these sister venues have taken the biscuit with their edible chocolate egg-filled cocktails. The Chocolate Egg Martini, available at Armani/Privé, is every chocaholic’s dream, with creme de cacao, thyme infused vodka, and the hazelnut flavours of Frangelico liquor. Over in Tsim Sha Tsui, Aqua’s creation Xocolât (pictured) blends rum, baileys, and Kalhua – with the added bonus of a panoramic harbour view. Delightful!

When: Armani Privé, March 25 – 28, (3pm – 2am); Aqua, March 25 – 28, (12 noon – 2am)
Where: Armani/Privé, 2/F Landmark Charter House, 8 Connaught Road, Central
Aqua, 29-30/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $218 per cocktail
Click on the links above for more information

SPASSO

Spasso

Fancy a spot of al fresco dining? Get yourself down to Hong Kong’s popular harbourside, Italian bistro, Spasso, for a Happy Hoppy Easter Brunch. In addition to their mouth-watering menu, there will be an egg colouring competition, and a face-painter on hand to transform your little ones into their favourite Easter characters. Plus, one lucky guest will bag a $1,000 food voucher. Bellissimo!

When: March 26 – 27, (11.30am – 3.30pm)
Where: G/F, 5-8 and 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, (+852) 2730 8027
How much: $388 for adults; $228 for kids; free for kids under 6
Click here for more information


Read more! Check out our Localiiz Restaurant Reviews or Creatively Cool Cocktails for Arts Month


Easter Camps

School’s out for Easter, which means your youngsters have plenty of time to play. With a diverse holiday camp scene, our city is sure to have something to satisfy all their interests, whether they want to master a new language, become a painter, or learn some circus tricks.

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HK Kidz

Learning a new language doesn’t have to revolve around school books and vocabulary tests. HK Kidz couldn’t agree more, and are ditching static classes in favour of a creative, hands-on Easter schedule. Through the medium of drama, singing, games, cooking, and more, your youngsters can learn one of five global languages, including Mandarin and Spanish. Fantastico! 

6/F Wellington Plaza, 56-58 Wellington Street, Central, (+852) 2877 6160
3/F, Units 306-307, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Han
g, (+852) 2877 6160
Classes cost $450 – $1,000

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Hong Kong Art Tutoring 

Nurture the creativity of your little ones with an Easter art course, at Hong Kong Art Tutoring in North Point. Under the guidance of talented artist and experienced teacher, Gail Deayton, your budding Picasso’s can experiment with printmaking and sculpture, or develop their skills in drawing and painting.

21/F, 435 King’s Road, North Point, (+852) 9722 8353
Workshops cost $1,200 – $1,400 (4-5 sessions and all materials included)

Science Workshop

Science Workshop

Perhaps you have a young Einstein on your hands? Budding scientists, and curious explorers alike, will love Science Workshop’s Easter Odyssey Camp. Construct bunny shaped LED circuits, make a marshmallow shrink without touching it, and craft your own wings like a dragonfly. Now that sounds like an action-packed week.

1305, Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central, (+852) 2523 5533
2/F, Capital Commercial Building, 26 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, (+852) 3118 6787
Workshops cost $600 – $2,600

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Big Top Academy

If science isn’t up your child’s street, then a life in the circus might be. Join Rumple the Clown and his hilarious friends at the Big Top Academy, Hong Kong’s first and only circus school. During this week-long workshop, your youngsters will play with puppetry and try their hand at juggling. Each workshop is rounded off with a showcase, so you can see what your little clowns have learnt. Don’t forget to check out our interview with Rumple the Clown!

504 Enterprise Building, 228 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, (+852) 9471 1192
Workshops cost $2,200 per week


Read more! Check out Academic and Creative Classes for Kids


 Crafts

With Hong Kong Arts Month in full flow, it’s no wonder that many Easter events have an artsy streak running through them. From creating Mason jar gardens to baking cute cupcakes, these workshops are bound to get the creative juices flowing.

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The Peninsula Presents: An Artsy Easter

The iconic Peninsula Hotel is nurturing the creativity of its junior diners this Easter, with all children being invited to create Mason jar mini gardens in The Verandah restaurant. What a delightful way to welcome in the new season! Tuck into Hong Kong’s first fine buffet experience at The Verandah, or taste the culinary offerings of the other hotel venues. If you’re hoping to bump into the Easter Bunny, reserve your spot between 12 noon and 2pm – we hear this is when he’ll be hopping around!

When: March 25 – 28
Where: The Verandah, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, (+852) 2696 6766
How much: Prices vary
Click here for more information

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Cookery Workshops

Of course, not only kids can expand their knowledge and gain new skills over the Easter break. Dig out your apron and grab a wooden spoon – it’s time to get creative in the kitchen. Under the guidance of the professional team at Complete Deelite, you can whip up some delicious treats in a series of themed workshops. Unlock the secret to producing a perfectly fluffy cupcake, master the art of intricately shaped cookies, and adorn your creations with colourful royal icing in springtime colours and deelite-ful designs. In addition to your delicious culinary creations, you’ll also receive a Complete Deelite certificate on completion of your three hour course. Now that’s one to add to your resume!

When: March 22 – 30, (times vary)
Where: 2/F On Lan Centre, 11 – 15 On Lan Street, Central
How much: $650 – $1,500
Click here to sign up

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Mandarin Oriental

A very special guest will be making an appearance at the Mandarin Oriental hotel this Easter Sunday. Who? The Easter Bunny of course! Our favourite fluffy friend will be hopping around and entertaining junior diners while adults relax with a glass of Moët Rosé Champagne in hand. Your little ones are sure to work up an appetite after all that Easter fun, so will enjoy tucking into the delicious variety of brunch buffet favourites.

When: March 27, (3.30pm – 6.30pm)
Where: The Clipper Lounge, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central
How much: $338 per person; $528 for two people; $158 for kids
Click here for more information


Read more! Check out Arts Month Returns to Hong Kong


 Traditional Services

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Celebrate the true meaning of Easter at one of the city’s traditional services held over the weekend. Beneath the chocolate-crazed hysteria, this religious holiday is a joyful time which explores the miracle of life and rebirth as Spring blossoms around us. St. John’s Cathedral will be filled with the sounds of Easter evensongs, whilst Saint Andrew’s Church is getting back to nature with an Easter Walk up Victoria Peak. Keen to introduce your little ones to the Easter story? St. Stephen’s Chapel in Stanley is planning a service specifically designed to engage young children, whilst explaining the Easter story.

When: Easter Walk – March 25, (2.30pm – 5.30pm); St John’s Cathedral – March 27, (8am – 6pm); St. Stephen’s Chapel – March 25, (10am)
Where: Easter Walk – The Peak Fountain; St John’s Cathedral – 4-8 Garden Road, Central; St. Stephen’s Chapel – 22 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley
How much: Free
Click on the links above for more information


Markets

If you can’t decide on one event to attend, why not browse one of the pop-up Easter markets? With plenty of stalls to explore, and tonnes of Easter entertainment, spending the day outside the city will come as a breath of fresh air.

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 The Easter Southside Market

Gather your friends and family for a day of outdoor Easter fun, courtesy of The Butcher’s Club. A whole range of vendors will appear on the spacious rooftop to compliment the mouth-watering lamb which is being served up by the host restaurant. In addition to an Easter themed selection of food, there will be live music, face painting, drinking games – and, of course, a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt!

When: March 27, (12 noon – 5pm)
Where: The Butcher’s Club, 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
How much: $550
Click here to buy your tickets 

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Broadway Macau

Fancy a mini vacation? Hop on the ferry and wander around the colourful Easter displays at Broadway Macau. With a musical parade through the streets, Leaping Easter Bunnies, Easter egg colouring workshops, and a host of carnival games, there is no shortage of family fun across the water. Wander through the vibrant Easter garden and take a snap or two with your nearest and dearest, before catching live music from Band on the Run as the sun goes down.

When: March 18 – April 4, (times vary)
Where: Broadway Macau, Avenida Marginal Flor de Lotus, COTAI, Macau
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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Hong Kong Wetland Park

Explore a host of exciting stalls and activity booths at Hong Kong Wetland Park during their festive celebrations. From Easter origami to badge workshops, there are plenty of ways to keep little hands busy over the long weekend. Feeling competitive? Have a go at the family game booths, courtesy of co-organiser Playwright Children’s Play Association. Whilst you’re out of the city, embrace the fresh air and embark on an adventure in the great outdoors. What better way to welcome in spring than by admiring the diverse animals and plants which thrive in this 61-hectare nature reserve?

When: March 19 – April 4, (times vary)
Where: HKWP Visitor Centre, Wetland Park Road, Tin Shui Wai
How much: Free
Click here for more information


Read more! See what’s in store this Arts Month, and check out our roundup of Top 4 Dance Classes for Kids.

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