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Festive Things To Do in Hong Kong this Christmas

Tis’ the season to be jolly! That’s right folks, it’s that time of the year again to dig out your novelty sweaters, untangle those Christmas lights, and put up those festive ornaments. It might not be a white Christmas here in Hong Kong, but it sure is filled with seasonal cheer – just take a look at these festive happenings around town.

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Christmas Fairs

Prestige Fairs

Held as four different events, Prestige Fairs invites you to fulfil all your Christmas shopping needs in one place. From a Gift and Lifestyle fair, to a grand Christmas Showcase, you’ll discover all the latest and most stylish bargains from vendors across the globe. So make a date in your diary and treat yourself to a shopping spree with style.

When: Gift and Lifestyle Fair, November 15, (10am – 8pm)
Pre-Christmas Gift Parade, November 27, (10am – 8pm)
Christmas Showcase, December 2, (10am – 6pm)
Christmas Gift Festival, December 10, (10am – 6pm)
Where: Conrad Hong Kong Grand Ballroom, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
How much: Free admission
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Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar

We all love a good traditional Christmas, but how about livening it up with a Scandinavian touch this year? Not only will you get to snatch up some great bargains from popular Danish brands and discover your favourite Scandinavian snack, you can also soak in the festivities all around you with live music and drinks by the pool. Oh, and don’t forget to put your name in for the lucky draw to win yourself some amazing prizes too.

When: November 18, (10am – 5pm)
Where: The Mariners’ Club, 3/F, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $50
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The Repulse Bay Christmas Fair

Head down to Repulse Bay for a day of Christmas decorations, handicrafts, and a whole lot of shopping. Be on the lookout for their special sales where you can snag yourself a few bargains too.

When: November 26
Where: The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road
How much: Free admission
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ShoppingHongKong Holiday Bazaar

Bringing you all the best Christmas vendors under one roof, the ShoppingHongKong Holiday Bazaar invites you to explore the biggest selection of rare accessories, womenswear, fine wines, and more of your favourite niche designers. ShoppingHongKong has always been great at hosting fairs and bazaars, but we’re especially excited to see what tricks its new owners have up their sleeves this year! Click here to read more about that.

When: Fringe Club, November 29, (11am – 7pm)
Where: Fringe Club, Anita Chan Lai Gallery, G/F, The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
How much: Free admission
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When: The American Club, December 5, (10am – 6pm)
Where: The American Club, 28 Tai Tam Road, Tai Tam
How much: Free admission (RSVP at shoppinghongkong@gmail.com)
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Stanley Plaza Christmas Market

The iconic Christmas Market returns to Stanley Plaza and this time it’s all about Finland. Bringing you the closest thing to a white Christmas, there will be unique handmade arts and crafts, traditional Finnish delicacies, and all the mulled wine you can guzzle in white timber-framed stalls and festively decorated booths. There will even be glass dining domes and a carousel, along with many more festive activities, so make sure you get there early because this place is going to be packed!

When: December 9, 10, 16, & 17, (12pm – 8pm)
Where: Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley
How much: Free admission
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Icy Fun

HK Ice Carnival

Strap in boys and girls, following on from last year’s Winter Wonderland, this year’s Ice Carnival at Tai Tong is going to be an all-round fun fest like you’ve never seen before. Aside from the mesmerizing 10,000 square foot Ice World making a return this year, there will also be seven other game worlds such as the Rally City, Inflatable Funland, an animal farm, and even a magic theatre show. Definitely one for the kids!

When: Until February 25, 2018 (Monday to Thursday, 12pm – 6pm / Friday to Sunday, 10am – 6pm)
Where: Tai Tong, Yuen Long
How much: $80
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Ice Skating

If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, then take your pick of Hong Kong’s cool indoor ice rinks. Glide over to Ice Palace in CityPlaza, The Rink at Elements, Glacier at Festival Walk, or Mega Ice at MegaBox, and show off your skating skills. Prices range from 50 cents/per minute to $55 per session.

Ice Palace, 1/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo
The Rink, G/F, Elements, No. 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsuii
Glacier, Shop UG-21, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong
Mega Ice, MegaBox, 38 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay

Theatre Productions

Father Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to town! Based on the famous book by Raymond Briggs, join Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year. Full of festive cheers, playful puppetry, and heart-warming live music, this is the perfect theatrical production to capture and explore your little ones’ wildest imagination.

When: December 1, (4pm & 6.30pm) / December 2, (11am, 2pm & 4.30pm)
Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $335 – $435
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The Nutcracker

Now it wouldn’t be Christmas without a performance of The Nutcracker would it? Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic music with live accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, transport to an enchanting world of splendor and magic as you witness the Nutcracker’s heroic journey to defeating the evil Rat King before reuniting with his one true love. It’s the ultimate family festive celebration.

When: December 15 – 26, (2.30pm and 7.30pm)
Where: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $180 – $1,000
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Scrooge! The Musical

It’s the Christmas story that we all know and love – but with song and dance! Fly through the past to future with Scrooge and the ghost of his good friends on Christmas eve to learn a lesson about true happiness. Winning numerous awards such as best makeup and image designs, best actor award, and top 10 most popular production at the Hong Kong Drama Awards, this tragic yet heart-warming Broadway musical is a must-see for the whole family.

When: December 19 – 25, (7.45pm) / December 26, (2.30pm)
Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $85 – $350
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Music Concerts

Christmas with We 4 Kings

Get ready for a royal treat as all-male ensemble We 4 Kings bring you a Christmas concert featuring traditional, classical, and modern renditions of your favourite festive tunes. In addition to being accompanied on the piano, the Kings will also be backed by Bel-Canto Singers Ensemble, Heep Yunn School Choir, and the Innonation Orchestra.

When: November 28, (8pm – 10pm)
Where: Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central
How much: $180 – $380
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The Snowman and The Bear

Back by popular demand, experience a double bill of Howard Blake’s whimsical winter classics, The Snowman and The Bear. Appearing on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment, singing, and on-stage narration, this is a Christmas celebration you can’t afford to miss!

When: December 17, (4.30pm & 7.30pm)
Where: Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central
How much: $120 – $380
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Other Goodies

HOPE Worldwide Great Santa Night Run

They say “the best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear”, but we reckon seeing thousands of Santas running along the Pak Shek Kok Promenade is a pretty good option too. Raising funds and awareness for the underprivileged children of Hong Kong, the Hope Worldwide Great Santa Run welcomes families, individuals, and corporate companies to join the pack. As an extra bonus, all participants will receive a complimentary Santa suit too.

When: December 16, (6.30pm)
Where: Pak Shek Kok Promenade, Hong Kong Science park
How much: $250 – $10,000
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Complete Deelite Baking Workshop

If you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to Christmas nibbles this season, then Complete Deelite has got you covered. From cooking up a Gingerbread house, to putting together a Christmas cookie bouquet, they will be hosting a whole range of seasonal workshops for you and your little ones to bake up mouth-watering treats to satisfy your taste buds.

When: October 27 – 28, (10am – 5pm) / December 14 – 16, 18, 19 & 21, (10am – 12pm)
Where: 2/F On Lan Centre, 11 – 15 On Lan Street, Central
How much: $650 – $1,600
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Hong Kong Pulse Light Show

With a spectacular 3D projection mapping, creative light and sound effects, and a new interactive game, the Hong Kong Pulse Light Show is a dazzling multimedia extravaganza that will fall on the façade of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui. Lasting roughly eight minutes per session, this magical audiovisual show is sure to illuminate your holidays with your family and friends.

When: December 1 – 28, (8.20pm, 8.40pm, 9pm, 9.20pm & 9.40pm)
Where: Open Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: Free admission
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Disney’s Sparkling Christmas

Join Mickey and friends at Disneyland this Christmas for the most stunning and magical celebration. Aside from feasting into sumptuous holiday menu items and on-the-go treats, you and your family can experience this holiday’s festivities in all its shimmering glory at the Holiday Wish-Come-True lighting ceremony, or watch all your favourite Disney characters dance through the main streets in the Magical Twilight Snowfall show. Come experience the magic for yourself.

When: November 16 – January 1, 2018
Where: Disneyland Hong Kong, Lantau Island
How much: $100 (seniors 65+) / $419 (kids 3 – 11) / $589 (adults 12 – 64)
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