A tropical winter it might be but Hong Kong is definitely no stranger to the festive spirit. Look to this city for a melting pot of activity come December and expect the entire harbour lit as a nod to Christmas time. When you’re looking for things to do in Hong Kong this Christmas, look no further than our guide to the must-visit attractions and festive activities to get you into the mood of the season.
‘Tis the season for bright lights, merriment and plenty of glamour. Hong Kong is definitely a place that is on board with this. The first thing to expect of Christmas in Hong Kong is the decorative zeal in which those living here like to indulge. The buildings on the harbour are the perfect example of Hong Kong Christmas jollity, so the first festive tip to get you in the mood would be a cruise down the harbour, taking in the bright lights and decorations.
Hong Kong Pulse offers an official light show celebrating the festive season, beginning December 1 right through to 28. No excuses to miss this one.
In the same vein, make sure to check out the huge Christmas tree that is bedecked annually in Statue Square on island side, a symbol of the time for parties, celebrations and last but not least, Christmas shopping. The installation of the tree marks the beginning of WinterFest, a Hong Kong Tourism Board sponsored series of festive activities that take place between mid-late November and January.
There’s always an official launch to WinterFest as the lights on the tree go on, so keep an ear to the ground and tune into Hong Kong Tourism Board announcements for the latest on the star-studded launch evening. Past WinterFest trees have included an LED light installation from designer fashion label BVlgari and a Swarovski crystal encrusted tree.
Hong Kong Disneyland Christmas
If you’re looking for fun for all of the family this Christmas, then no child would pass up on the chance to visit Hong Kond Disneyland. Marking the festive activities at Hong Kong Disneyland is its transformation into a snow capped winter wonderland. Expect carol signing, parades and again, plenty of Christmas trees. Head to Hong Kong Disneyland between mid November to January for Christmas cheer that will light up your little one’s face,
German Christmas Market
Of course, no festive merriment is complete without a traditional Christmas market. Head on over to Stanley for traditional weiner, roasted chestnuts and plenty of other German festive favourites to truly get you in the mood for 25 December.