If you happen to be in Hong Kong during Christmas, you will not be disappointed. The Travelog team have selected the top events for celebrating this special day with your friends and families. Be prepared to have tons of fun and to takeaway loads of memories.
There is nowhere else to spend your Christmas other than in the most magical place on Earth – Disneyland. This year, Hong Kong Disneyland will be celebrating the festival with the theme ‘Frozen’. Popular Disney characters Queen Elsa and Princess Anna will be making their appearances. There would also be the usual light show and Disney parade that we guarantee will make this Christmas one that will leave you reminiscing for years. Don’t forget to grab some last-minute Christmas shopping from the Disney store for your family and friends.
2. International Commerce Centre Light and Music Show
For the month of December, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) Light and Music show would be displayed on the tallest building in Hong Kong. The theme for the show this year is ‘Spreading Love in a Winter’ where a Love Train will make its way through the North and South Poles to meet Polar Bears and Penguins for a smashing adventure in the snow. On Christmas day itself, the ICC would also be featuring countdown illuminations. The best viewing place would be the outdoor terraces of the IFC Mall.
Located on Lantau Island, the festivities at the culturally themed Ngong Ping village will be one of a kind. Start off your journey from the Hong Kong Island with a cable car ride that offers a magnificent view of parks, the bay and even the airport. Wander through a great range of dining, shopping and entertainment outlets, all Christmas decorated and ready to heartily welcome guests for this special day. This year, you can also watch the winners of the inaugural ‘Ngong Ping 360’s Got Talent’ show off their skills on the grand outdoor stage. Do visit the typical tourist attractions on Lantau Island while you’re here as well.
4. Hong Kong Ballet Show
For those who prefer to spend their Christmas with fine opera and dance, head down to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre where ‘The Nutcracker’ would be performed live by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Guest artists, Aki Saito from Japan and Dmitry Semionov from Russia will also be participating in the performance. This is a show suitable for families where the famous Christmas story comes alive.
5. Hong Kong Malls
To look for the best Christmas decorations in Hong Kong, you have to do a mall-hop to check out the various themed decorations. The malls treat Christmas with utmost importance and the decorations are detailed and amazing. Also, during Christmas eve and Christmas, groups of carollers from churches and schools would be making their rounds around the malls in Hong Kong to perform. This is the best local Christmas fun you can get in Hong Kong and we highly recommend you to just check out a couple of malls and look out for performances by the carollers.
Malls we recommend:
- Langham Place Mall, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
- 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
- New Town Plaza, 18 Sha Tin Centre St, Sha Tin, New Territories
- Harbor City, 7-27 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
- The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island
Still not sure what to do when visiting Hong Kong this Christmas?
Still not sure what to do for Christmas in Hong Kong? Check out these useful links for more ideas:
- About.com – Christmas in Hong Kong
- Little Jack Takes on the World – Fairytale of Hong Kong
- Rocket News 24 – We Visit Hong Kong’s Luminous Landscape During the Holiday Season for an Added Holiday Twinkle