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10 things not to miss in Hong Kong this weekend

By Celia Lee 6 December 2023

Header image courtesy of Stanley Plaza

Looking for things to do this weekend? Here’s our rundown of the best events and things to do in Hong Kong. See what else is coming up in our events calendar.

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Photo: Stanley Plaza

Chill by the sea

The popular Stanley Plaza Christmas Market returns this December! Themed “Chillmas by the Sea,” visitors can experience unique Australian Christmas traditions while browsing speciality stalls stocked with festive goods, featuring everything from gourmet food and drinks to local handicrafts. Get into the festive mood and learn more about the market here.

When: 9–10, 16–17, and 23–26 December

Where: Locations around Stanley

Photo: @kc100artspace (via Instagram)

Spend a night at the museum

On show at KC100 Art Space is a special exhibition titled “Night at the Museum.” Featuring works by author-illustrators Chivas Leung and Joanne Liu, visitors can immerse themselves in the enchanting worlds of children’s books while learning more about the artists’ creative storytelling process.

When: Now till 28 December

Where: KC100 Art Space, 100 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Chung

Photo: Carver

New menus at the steakhouse

Carver is introducing a series of new menus! Treat yourself to the deluxe dinner tasting menu which features a selection of gourmet dishes, highlighting forest mushroom potage infused with winter truffle, Wagyu flank steak, and Patagonian toothfish prepared in a browned butter sauce. The menu concludes with a choice of dessert, including the MoMo, a vanilla mascarpone tart with poached white peach and blueberry ice cream. Alternatively, savour the lunch menu on the weekend, which highlights spinach and ricotta cannelloni, braised beef cheek, and turkey roulade served with wild mushroom, foie gras, and cranberry turkey sauce. Reserve a table here.

When: Ongoing

Where: Carver, 1/F, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay, 8 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay

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Photo: @fausthk (via Instagram)

Step into Narnia

Embark on a magical adventure with Faust Production’s latest play this festive season! Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader follows Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace on a quest to find the seven lost lords of Narnia and help their old friend King Caspian save his kingdom. A thrilling epic filled with drama, action, and magic, immerse yourself in an enchanting journey aboard the majestic ship Dawn Treader! Ticketing information can be found here.

When: 7–10 December

Where: McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Photo: CHAT

Cheer for Christmas

Make your own textured cinch bag at the Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile’s (CHAT) “Christmas Cheer: Machine Knitting Workshop”! Participants will learn how to use a hand-operated flat-knitting machine to create a unique, festive accessory perfect for holding all your Christmas presents! Learn more about the workshop and sign up here.

When: 9 December

Where: CHAT Lab, CHAT, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan

Photo: Uma Nota

New fusion offerings

Uma Nota is introducing a revamped selection of Japanese-Brazilian fare! Highlights of the new à la carte menu include Nikkei tiger milk scallops ceviche; moqueca de frutos de mar Brazilian fish stew elevated with whole tiger prawns, scallops, and mussels; and irresistible desserts such as chocolate de ouro chocolate mousse sponge cake and the DIY Uma Nota pavlova.

When: Ongoing

Where: Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central

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Photo: China Hong Kong City

Thrifting from a trunk

Head over to Dolphin Square this weekend for a Christmas car boot market! Browse across a range of creative, cultural, and handmade products and preloved clothing, furniture, household goods, and vintage items from vendors selling out of the boot of their cars. Don’t forget to pose in front of the eco-friendly Christmas trees made from upcycled waste tyres after diving for goods at the market!

When: 8–10, 16–17, 23–26, and 30–31 December

Where: Dolphin Square, China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: @kk.plus_ (via Instagram)

A nostalgic exhibition

On show at Kkplus is a Teletubbies-themed exhibition, titled “Candy Pop.” The iconic antenna babies will pose as candy store clerks, welcoming visitors into a vibrant wonderland filled with merchandise, photo spots, and illustrations.

When: Now till 31 December

Where: Kkplus Pop-up Store, 12/F, Langham Place, 8 Argle Street, Mong Kok

Photo: Majo Tapas Paella Bar

A new weekend brunch

Dig into a spread of delicious Spanish fare at Majo’s latest weekend brunch! Highlights of the menu include a selection of sharing tapas; lomo de bacalao cod loin with chickpeas, sofrito sauce, and padrón pepper oil; and paella de marisco with prawns, clams, and mussels. Round off your feast with a selection of desserts, including the tarta de queso Basque burnt cheesecake and crema Catalana caramelised custard cream with citrus and cinnamon.

When: Ongoing

Where: Majo Tapas Paella Bar, G/F, 22 Staunton Street, Central

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Photo: MTR Gallery

An MTR exhibition

To celebrate the reopening of the MTR Gallery this weekend, MTR Corp has commissioned a three-metre-tall thematic wall art to be displayed at the entrance to the gallery at Kowloon Station. Titled “T Chai’s Hong Kong Adventure,” the giant illustration follows the adorable MTR mascot T Chai as he tours around town discovering the city’s culinary delights, scenic attractions, and vibrant art and culture. Visitors can also take a trip down memory lane with MTR Gallery’s latest exhibition which showcases vintage MTR paraphernalia alongside interactive multimedia games.

When: From 9 December

Where: MTR Gallery, Airport Express Platform Level, Kowloon Station, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui

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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.