With the holiday season now upon us, it's time to start planning your social and professional festive jollies. Unless you’re one of the lucky few to have a large living area in Hong Kong, you’ll need to rent some space to get the party started. So our gift to you this season is our guide to the top 10 Christmas party venues which are guaranteed to get you jingling all the way. Let's get the party started!
Baubles and Bonding
Give your little elves the gift of friendship this Christmas with a party that will get each piece of your well-oiled machine working together like never before. Team Building Asia
provide several exhilarating daytime activities, such as city-wide iPad scavenger hunts, music making, rickshaw building, creating a giant Santa out of cardboard, and (wait for it) sausage stuffing. There is a minimum booking of 30 people and all programmes can be tweaked to ensure you and your gang truly feel the Christmas spirit.
Unit B, 2/F, 708-710 Prince Edward Road East, Kowloon
Cost: $38,000 for 30 people (prices vary for each activity)
Call (+852) 2805 2624
or email [email protected]
Home for Christmas
If you’re a ‘chestnuts roasting on an open fire’ kind of Christmas party appreciator, private Pomegranate Kitchen
is the perfect option for you. Take full advantage of the “rent a house party” concept at their two unique venues in Wong Chuk Hang. Feast indoors in a 1,200 square foot open plan kitchen, or under the stars on a beautiful 2,000 square foot terrace, where you make the rules and the mess, but do none of the cleaning! Let the founder and chef Maria Bizri whip up a stunning mediterranean menu for you and your guests, light some candles, bang out some Christmas tunes, and make yourself well and truly at home. The venue can seat up to 48 guests inside and up to 100 outside.
Venue: 4B, 44 Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen
Cost: $12,000 - $18,000 (min spend weekday day and evening) and $14,000 - $22,000 (min spend weekend day and evening)
Reservations: Call (+852) 2580 0663 or email [email protected]
Ride the Drift
Are you a petrol head who’s always longed for the chance to try out on the track? If that’s all you want for Christmas, Sideways Driving Club
in Central can make your dream come true. With 15 networked Formula One simulators and an onsite bar, this is the only place in town where you can drink and drive (legally). The club will even throw in beer and snacks for an additional cost to keep your strength up as you hit the track! There is a maximum booking of 45 people.
LG/F, 1-2 Chancery Lane, Central
Prices start from $300 per hour/per person
Call (+852) 2523 0983 or email [email protected]
Is your clique altogether too classy for Santa suits and reindeer ears? Get glammed up in your glad rags and throw a sophisticated soiree at Boujis
, one of Hong Kong’s hottest and most exclusive clubs. Cram in the cocktails and nibbles and enjoy free reign over the podium, photo booth, state-of-the-art entertainment system and media wall. Those who get booking before the December 14will receive 15% off group packages and an Honorary Membership to be enjoyed in the month of January. Now how's that for goodwill?
Venue: 37 Pottinger Street, Central
Open Bar prices start at $300 per person (inclusive of Boujis bites)
Reservations: Call (+852) 2324 0200 or email [email protected]
Throw your guests back to a classic Christmas affair at Soho’s Varga Lounge
. With the décor and drinks menu playing homage to 50s American pin up girls, this venue screams retro cool. The boudoir-themed VIP room on the second floor comes with its own bathroom and sound system, and hold up to 25 party people, while the entire venue can be booked out to squeeze in a cosy 70. Private event deals, such an open bar, food from neighboring restaurants, and the rental of audio and visual equipment, can be arranged. So dig out the moustache wax, smooth on the scarlet lipstick and twirl your way into a tasteful tale of Christmas past.
36 Staunton Street, Soho
VIP room $1,500 - $2,000 (min spend per hour on weeknights and weekends) and entire venue $25,000 - 40,000 (min spend on weeknights and weekends)
Reservations: Call (+852) 2104 9697 or email [email protected]
Deck the Decks
Hong Kong is blessed with both mild winters and plenty of water, so why not take advantage of both for a festive party with a difference? Join Saffron Cruises
for a festive party at sea as you board a private boat and enjoy dinner and drinks on the harbour. There is a minimum of 25 people per booking and there are four different Christmas set menus to choose from, which cater for up to 30 people.
5/F Foo Sang Building, 69 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
Prices start at $8,000 for the Saffron Junk (food is an additional cost)
Call (+852) 2857 1311 or email [email protected]
What better way to celebrate the holiday season than by sipping on delicious cocktails and canapes in the luxury of a stunning outdoor terrace overlooking the city? Hold your Christmas party at high-end cocktail and whiskey bar Topiary
and celebrate in style in the heart of trendy Soho. The classy main bar area with large outdoor terrace is perfect for parties of 30 to 80 guests, while the luxurious VIP room with its own private outdoor terrace, is the ideal setting for intimate gatherings of between 20 and 25 people. A flexible range of packages are on offer to fit all budgets, with exquisite vegetarian canapes providing the perfect complement to the wide selection of cocktails and whiskeys.
Venue: 3/F, Hilltop Plaza, 49-51 Hollywood Road, Central
Cost: Prices vary depending on the booking
Reservations: Call (+852) 2866 6485 or email [email protected]
Cook It Yourself
Christmas is all about sharing (and eating!) so why not show your loved ones how much you care by cooking up a feast, with a little help from the city's top grocery delivery services? Choose from a selection of top quality meats from The Meatmarket HK
, Three Butchers
, Farmer's Kitchen
, and Jettfoods.com
, which will all deliver straight to your door. Top that off with an order of delicious fresh vegetables from The Fresh Grower
and voilà – you have yourself a full on Christmas feast with all the trimmings. Delivery times and costs vary with each vendor, so check out their websites for contact details and get ordering.
What could be more fun than climbing inside a giant, inflatable bubble and wreaking havoc in a 4,000 square-foot arena at your annual Christmas party? Head to Crossfire Arena
, bubble up, and let the madness begin as you bump and crash your way to victory in this quirky team sport. Each session lasts around 1.5 hours and includes around eight different games to get you bouncing off the walls – quite literally! The large lounge area, comfy sofas, and Xbox make this the perfect venue to host an action-packed Christmas party and the Party Package allows you to bring your own food and drink. There is also the option to dim the lights for a neon adventure, or combine Bubble Soccer with a game of Archery Tag to really get the adrenaline pumping.
Crossfire Arena, 13D, Wah Ha Building, 8 Shipyard Lane, Quarry Bay (Tai Koo MTR Exit A1, 1 minute walk)
Sports Package – $2,988 for 8 – 20 people (1.5 hours)
Party Package – $6,976 for up to 40 people (3 hours)
Call (+852) 9378 1875 to make a reservation.
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