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The Weekend Ahead: December 26-27

By Localiiz 23 December 2015
Thought the holidays would be a time for Hong Kong to wind down and take a break?  'Fraid not!  We scouted out a few things to do around town this post-holiday weekend and we think you'll be pleasantly surprised with Hong Kong's buzz of activity.

The Second Phase of Star Wars - Grand Exhibition

It's time to let your nerd flag fly as Times Square is featuring the second part of the LEGO-sponsored Star Wars Grand Exhibition. Enthusiasts will be able to interact with child-sized LEGO displays from various Star Wars scenes in Times Square itself, and view a replica of the Millennium Falcon with storm troopers streaming out of it.  There are hoards of fans coming to this so be prepared to share your shot!  Remember: Do, or do not.  There is no try. When: Through January 1, 2016 during mall hours 10:00am – 10:00pm Where: Times Square, 1 Matheson street, Causeway Bay How much: $Free

Hong Kong Food Festival 

One of the largest food festivals in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Food Festival will have 10 different zones to showcase food from around the globe.  Don't worry, your New Year's resolutions don't start until next week.

When: December 24 – 28, 10am – 9pm Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai How much: $20 Entry fee, bring $$ for food/drink at vendor stalls  Grab tickets at the door

Cirque Adrenaline

Tickets are running out so if you want to witness the death defying Cirque Adrenaline you'll need to get on to the ticketing hotline now.  Showcasing the very best performers from around the world, Cirque Adrenaline will have you on the edge of your seat with its jaw-dropping acts.  From trapeze artists and clowns to daredevil motorcyclists and fire-breathers, you won't want to miss this show! When: December 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016 Where: AsiaWorld Expo, Arena, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau How much: $295 – $895. Family packages and student tickets also available.  

 Boxing Day Fun Run

santa fun run2 No time to lounge about wallowing in your Christmas gluttony, it's time to jump off the couch and join the Hong Kong Ladies Road Runners fun run up.  This 4km run will gather at 9am sharp at the Wan Chai Gap Playground, but be prepared...this run, will be fun.  There are no times or categories, just fancy dress and lucky number bib prizes! When: December 26, 9am meet; 9:30am fancy dress Where: Meet at the Wan Chai Gap Playground How much: $20 payable on the day of the race  Click here for full information on the fun run

SEE ALSO: Hong Kong's Top 5 Christmas Trees

 AIA European Carnival

Said to be "bigger, better, and with more attractions" than last year, the AIA European Carnival is bringing more of the scary rides, better fairground games such as dart throw and hoop tossing to win impossibly big fluffy animals, houses of fun and a maze of mirrors, more kids' rides plus more entertainment - thanks to their partnership with the Udderbelly festival.  The AIA European Carnival is fun for the whole family and perfect for a post-holiday activity. Not being brave by any measure, we tried to get on one of the many kids' rides, but were turned away as we were without a child in tow. We settled for the chairs which turned out to be our favourite;  the boppy disco tunes made the queuing very tolerable. We leave the scary stuff to you! When: December 18, 2015 – February 21, 2016 Where: Central Harbour Front Event Space  How much: $125 (includes 10 coupons for rides) Click here to buy tickets.

Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show

pulse Enjoy truly magical moments in the form of a spectacular eight-minute 3D light show at the iconic Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Coinciding with Hong Kong WinterFest, the show unveils an array of dazzling images that add to the enchantment of the Christmas season, along with exciting audiovisual effects. Click here to watch a sneak preview. When: December 9 – 28 (shows at 8.20pm, 8.45pm, 9.15pm, and 9.45pm nightly) Where: Open Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon How much: Free Click here for more information.

Now is the time to buy tickets for…

James Galway 

galway Sir James Galway gets ready to dazzle Hong Kong with performance alongside the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in January 2016.  Now is the perfect time to secure your spots for the performance! When: January 31, 2016 Where: Hong Kong City Hall How much: $280, $480, or $680. Click here to buy tickets.

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