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10 festive date ideas for Christmas in Hong Kong 2023

By Celia Lee 20 December 2023

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Christmas is a season of love, a meaningful holiday to spend with your loved ones. You simply can’t leave your significant other hanging during the festive season! To make the most of this joyous time together, check out these 10 festive date ideas to do during Christmas in Hong Kong.

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Get crafty, get festive

Bond with your loved one over a festive workshop this Christmas! You can set the tone for celebrations at home with a Christmas wreath-making session. For homes with minimalist and cool interiors, workshops hosted by BeCandle yield simple yet elegant wreaths. If wreaths are not your thing, BeCandle also offers Christmas tree and centrepiece workshops. Alternatively, Soul of Dawn Studio offers a Christmas wreath workshop for couples.

If the person in your life is more into baking, check out festive baking workshops at The Mixing Bowl! Create a gingerbread house together or decorate some freshly baked Christmas cookies. Alternatively, ABC Cooking Studio’s December classes offer a hands-on experience that is perfect for lovers. In case wreath-making and baking do not appeal, check out our list of the best creative workshops in Hong Kong.

Be Candle, G/F, 102 Man Nin Street, Sai Kung

Soul of Dawn Studio, Kwai Fung Crescent, Tsim Sha Tsui

The Mixing Bowl, 23/F, The Pemberton, 22–26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan

ABC Cooking Studio, locations across Hong Kong

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Shop for presents and admire some lights

There are few things more romantic than promenading hand-in-hand under some Christmas lights or browsing for heartfelt, handcrafted gifts at a Christmas market. Luckily, our city has it all! Check out our list of the best Christmas displays and markets to visit in 2023.

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Netflix and chill

Don’t want to face the festive crowds outside? Spend a lazy day at home and enjoy a Christmas movie marathon instead! Check out our list of the most iconic Christmas films, and, if they are not on Netflix, these festive flicks on the streaming platform will do the trick. Finally, grab some popcorn and snuggle up under a cosy blanket with your significant other.

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Waterfront strolls

While it might seem cheesy, Victoria Harbour does make for quite the dazzling and romantic backdrop. Take a stroll along the waterfront with your loved one and visit some of the waterfront parks on the way! Most are adorned with festive decorations and displays during this time of the year, adding a little seasonal touch to your evening walk. And if Victoria Harbour is not for you, check out these alternative waterfront locations.

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A candle-lit dinner

Raise a glass to toast the festive season with your loved one and enjoy one of the many Christmas menus available this year! From hearty roast dinners and buffets to a wide selection of international fare, there is something for everyone this holiday. Check out our comprehensive list for the best Christmas menus to try in Hong Kong.

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A magical getaway

Few date ideas can top a day spent at Disneyland Hong Kong. Treat your partner to a unique getaway this Christmas at one of the most magical places on Earth! While you are there, you can check out the new and snowy World of Frozen themed area! Alternatively, spend a day at Ocean Park Hong Kong and immerse yourself in the whimsical Le Petit Prince displays and experiences.

Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island

Ocean Park Hong Kong, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen

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A night under the stars

Spend a night in the great outdoors with your loved one! Whether it is stargazing on a mountaintop, glamping in Hong Kong’s nature parks, or picnicking after a hike, escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a romantic adventure this Christmas.

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Eat, fly, love

Treat your loved one to a truly one-of-a-kind experience this Christmas with The Peninsula’s Fly and Dine programme! Included is a meal at one of the hotel’s prestigious restaurants, followed by an 18-minute sightseeing tour of Hong Kong aboard a helicopter. Learn more about the experience here.

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Relaxing for two

Pamper à deux this Christmas with a couples’ spa treatment! The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a relaxing experience for couples in its harbourview spa suite, with the packages inclusive of selected treatments and a three-course meal for two. Alternatively, the Mandarin Spa offers two couple’s experiences: the Pure Indulgence spa package includes three hours of personalised treatment and light refreshments, while the Soothing Serenity package offers two hours of relaxation. The Mira’s sakura and sake spa ritual is another tempting option.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, 116/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui

The Mandarin Spa, The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central

The Mira Spa, B3/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118–130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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High in the clouds

Spend a romantic evening under the stars at one of Hong Kong’s best rooftop restaurants or bars! Marvel at the panoramic views of the city and its glittering Christmas lights while you bond over a delicious meal or sip on a festive cocktail.

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.