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5 Amazing Theatre Shows to Catch this Christmas in Hong Kong

By Jenny Leung 26 November 2018
If you love a good theatre show, then you're in for a treat this festive season in Hong Kong, as we are blessed with several amazing productions for all the family to enjoy. From the meaningful tale of A Christmas Carol, to a hilarious pantomime rendition of Snow White, these amazing shows are perfect for kids (and big kids) this holiday.

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1. Father Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to town! Based on the famous children's book of the same title by Raymond Briggs, Father Christmas invites you to witness him get ready for his busiest night of the year. Full of festive cheer, playful puppetry, and heart-warming music, this show promises to capture your little one's wildest imagination – and yours! When: November 29 - December 1 Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai How much: $285 – $435 Click here for more information


2. Snow White the Panto

The Hong Kong Players are back, and this time they are bringing an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza to the stage. Snow White the Panto invites kids to join the beautiful princess and her cheeky squad of dwarves as they venture on their quest for justice against the evil queen. The theatre group's unique and hilarious reimagining of this classic fairy tale is guaranteed to have you and your kids rolling in fits of laughter. When: November 30 - December 9 Where: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai How much: $220 - $380 Click here for more information


3. The Snowman & The Bear

Back by popular demand, The Snowman & The Bear combines two heart-warming tales by Howard Blake – The Snowman and The Bear – in one beautiful production. 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 23, (4.30pm & 7.30pm) Where: Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin How much: $150 - $400 Click here for more information

4. The Nutcracker

Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic music, with live accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the classic tale of The Nutcracker transports the audience to an enchanting world of splendour and magic, as they witness the character's heroic journey to defeat the evil Rat King before reuniting with his one true love. It’s the ultimate family festive celebration. When: December 14 - 26 Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui How much: $180 - $680 Click here for more information


5. A Christmas Carol

Filled with comedy, drama, sing-a-long songs, and warm Christmas cheer, Sweet and Sour Productions' brand new adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol reminds us to be thankful with what we have and cherish our loved ones more dearly – not just during the holiday season. Held at the Fringe Club, Central's most popular cultural hub, this theatre production will have the audience laughing and crying all at the same time. When: December 5 - 8, (7.30pm) Where: Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central How much: $280 - $350 Click here for more information
Read more! Find out the Best Christmas Displays Around Hong Kong This Year, and explore the rest of our What's On section.

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Jenny Leung

Senior editor

Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK, Jenny grew up with the best of both worlds. She loves just about anything to do with music and doesn’t shy away from belting out a tune or two when it comes to karaoke. If she’s not out and about exploring the city and practising her photography skills, she’s probably tucked up in bed with a book or glued to her laptop doing her online shopping.