If you’re spending Christmas time in Hong Kong with your family, you’re going to need two things to make it extra special. The first is to find some suitable family accommodation in Hong Kong and the second is to find some special things to do in Hong Kong at Christmas time.
Luckily thesqua.re can help you with the first problem, and this article can help you with the second.
Hong Kong Winterfest
Hong Kong already has a stunning, glittering skyline but during the festive season it sparkles more than ever.
The Winterfest encompasses all of Hong Kong’s celebrations but centres on the spectacular light shows which take place every night. A Symphony of Lights is a ten minute show which can be seen every night during December, and the Hong Kong Pulse Night Show can be seen several times each night.
Victoria Harbour lights up the night sky with synchronised lights and the shows make use of over 40 buildings in the harbour. Situate yourself by the Statue Square Christmas Tree and enjoy the show.
If you didn’t already know it, yep, Hong Kong has its own Disneyland! If you are in Hong Kong with your family what better place to spend Christmas with your children?
Starting in November the whole park is transformed into a Christmas theme, with Main Street being the festive focal point.
If you’ve never seen a Disney evening parade then the Christmas one is a great one to start on. Computerised floats wrapped in countless LED lights, interacting with spectators, what’s not to love?
German Christmas Market
Nobody does a Christmas Market quite like the Germans, which is why their style is replicated across the world, even in Hong Kong’s winter warmth.
The market can be found at Stanley Plaza every weekend in December and is actually sponsored by the German Consulate, so you are assured of authenticity. Grab chestnuts, traditional sausages and mulled wine and when you’ve had your fill, there’s plenty of traditional gifts and Christmas decorations for you to peruse through.
Lan Kwai Fong Christmas Party
Quite simply the biggest Christmas street party in Hong Kong and certainly one not to be missed.
Lan Kwai Fong is probably one of the most lively spots in Hong Kong at any time of the year but during the festive season it goes into overdrive! The party is on Christmas Eve and consists of all of the things that make up a great night out, fantastic food, plenty to drink and dazzling entertainment.
All of the restaurants, bars and clubs will be heaving so make sure you book early. Remember to conserve your energy too, they do it all over again a week later on New Year’s Eve!