Hong Kong has got its Christmas game on, with festive displays dotted across the city to make sure that everyone gets a good dose of holiday cheer. To celebrate the season, several malls and districts have set up everything from massive trees and a fairy forest, to light shows and installations of beloved animated characters. Here’s our list of places where you can make winter memories and get picture-perfect clicks of them.

Lee Tung Avenue — Wan Chai

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Lee Tung Avenue will have more than 1 million acrylic lights as part of its festive display this year (© Lee Tung Avenue)

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season by walking down an avenue full of twinkling lights. Lee Tung Avenue, which is known for its holiday displays, will have over a million acrylic beads across its 200-metre-long tree-lined pedestrian walkway, courtesy an installation called the Corridor of Wishes designed by acclaimed multimedia artist Victor Wong. There will also be a five-metre-wide giant Christmas star above the Central Piazza, along with other decorations that are symbolic of the season. The lights officially come on at a ceremony on December 5, when there will be live music and dance performances.

When: December 5, 2023-January 14, 2023
Where: Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Tickets: Free admission

Landmark — Central

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Children can have the time of their lives at Landmark as they attempt to catch a wishing star while on a Christmas quest (© Landmark)

Looking for a fun Christmas-themed experience for the kids? Have them embark on an adventure to catch a Wishing Star, along with Emma the Mouse, Santa Paws the Polar Bear, and their friends at the winter wonderland in Landmark. There will be 12 experiences set against the snowy ski landscape of Mount Santa Paws, with the photogenic Alpine Adventure Ski Lift leading to the mountain top, highlighted by a bright multicoloured skyline of the Northern Lights Aurora. The adventures include a ride on the five-metre-long Snowy Sled Slide and an immersive VR skiing experience on Timmy’s Ski Adventure

When: Until January 1, 2024
Where: Atrium, Landmark, 15 Queens Road Central
Tickets: From HK$150. Make a booking here.

Elements — Kowloon

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Explore the Merry Dreamscape set-up at Elements this holiday season (© Elements)

The centrepiece of Element’s Yuletide display is an 8-metre-high Christmas Tree and a fantastical box of magic brimming with hidden surprises. There will be an hourly Magical Show in which Santa Claus and his Christmas elves will make a spectacular entrance to the tunes of joyful Christmas carols. The fun does not stop there, as the mall has organised a series of performances by different groups, including a dance musical, choir, and orchestral performances on every Sunday in November and December, as well as from December 24-27.

When: Until January 1, 2024
Where: 1/F, Metal Zone, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: Free admission

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Cityplaza — Taikoo Shing

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Live out your Disney dreams at this Mickey Mouse-inspired Christmas installation (© Cityplaza)

If you’re Disney-obsessed, then head to Cityplaza to check out its displays inspired by the iconic mouse and his pals. There is a 2.75-metre-tall installation of Mickey Mouse, as well as Mickey’s Garden Cottage, which is filled with Mickey-shaped Christmas decorations. And if you’re lucky, you can spot Mickey and Minnie themselves and get a selfie with them! Grow a plant by assembling four elements at Chip ‘n Dale’s Nut Hut, Donald’s Water Wheel, Minnie’s Sunny Hut, and Groot’s Greenhouse of Love.

When: Until January 1, 2024
Where: 2/F Atrium and Centre Bridge, Cityplaza, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing
Tickets: Free admission

MOSTown — Ma On Shan

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Fans of The Moomins can head to a recreation of their Scandanavian home right here in Hong Kong (© MOSTown)

Celebrate Christmas with the animated Finnish characters The Moomins at MOSTown, who will bring their home of Moominvalley to Hong Kong. The highlight of Moomin Playground is the world’s first 3.5-metre-tall furry inflatable Moomintroll and the Scandinavian Romantic Wooden Bridge surrounded by colourful flowers. Don’t miss the first 3D installation of the flute-playing 1.4-metre-tall Snufkin figure or the Winter Moominhouse — a three-storey Scandinavian house that is an exact replica of a classic Moomins scene. Visitors who are Moomins fans can also check out original drawings by Tove Jansson, author of The Moomins.

When: Until January 1, 2024
Where: L2 Atrium, MOSTown, 18 On Luk Street, Ma On Shan
Tickets: Free admission

Citywalk — Tsuen Wan

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The festive set-up at Citywalk is inspired by a European village (© Citywalk)

Visitors to Citywalk this holiday season will be greeted by a 12-metre-tall Christmas tree at the piazza. Once they enter the mall, they will see the open-air corridor lined with LED Christmas trees. The Event Hall will be transformed into a little European village in wintertime, complete with little snowmen and a miniature stream train. Looking for a unique photo spot? Look no further than the festively psychedelic neon-lit room right next to the train. If you haven’t had your fill of Christmas fun, head to Citywalk 2 where kids can play on a snow slide.

When: From November 25, 2023-January 1, 2024
Where: Citywalk, Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan
Tickets: Free admission

West Kowloon Cultural District — Kowloon

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The Christmas tree at West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest outdoor trees in the city (© Hong Kong Tourism Board)

The year-end celebrations return to West Kowloon Cultural District during the Hong Kong WinterFest, which will feature one of the biggest outdoor Christmas trees in Hong Kong. The 20-metre-high Christmas tree will light up the Art Park with its twinkling lights and star-shaped topper. Visitors can explore the seaside Christmas Town area that will be dotted with charming ornaments and photo spots, including reindeers and ‘LOVE’ installations.

When: November 24, 2023-January 1, 2024
Where: Harbourside Lawn West of Art Park West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon
Tickets: Free admission

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Discovery Bay — Lantau

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The centrepiece of Discovery Bay’s Christmas décor will be Clock Tower, which will be done up like the Milan Cathedral (© Visit Discovery Bay)

Take that Christmas trip to Italy you’ve always wanted to go on without leaving Hong Kong! Discovery Bay’s Buon
Natale celebrations will feature festive lighting and Italian-themed decorations in every corner of this suburban corner of the SAR. The main attraction will be the North Plaza’s Clock Tower, which will be transformed into a 13-metre-high replica of the Milan Cathedral, surrounded by 10 pillars and incorporated with details that mimic the architectural wonder’s stained-glass windows. There will also be two 6-metre-tall Christmas trees with a base in the shape of a gondola at both plazas, and the commercial areas of the neighbourhood will be decked out in LED light bulbs, light projections, and illuminated angels.

When: November 24, 2023-January 1, 2024
Where: Discovery Bay, Lantau
Tickets: Free admission

Pacific Place — Admiralty

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Pacific Place worked with South Korean illustrator Minji Kim to create its Fairytale Christmas set-up (© Pacific Place)

Apart from its beloved meet-and-greet with Santa Claus, Pacific Place is also bringing back its end-of-year festivities in a big way. The mall has teamed up with Korean illustrator Minji Kim to bring the artist’s captivating fairies and forest creatures to life. There are several spots on the lower ground floor and Level 1 that are decked out for Christmas. The highlight is the Fairy Light Forest, with its giant flowers, luminous mushrooms and welcoming forest animals, which is also the venue for a light show every hour. Check out the array of dancing fairies at the Christmas Wish Cavern, the wintry gardens in the conservatory at Santa’s Grove (where you will get your coveted Christmas tree shot), or the festive boat at Fairy Lake.

When: Until January 2, 2024
Where: Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Tickets: Free admission

Harbour City — Tsim Sha Tsui

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Have a ‘Merry Spacemas’ at Harbour City this year (© Harbour City)

Have an out-of-this-world Christmas celebration at Harbour City by partying with friends from Bear Planet who have landed at the Ocean Terminal Forecourt. Meet more than 30 Bear Astronauts, Christmas Tree Robots, and Alien Friends at the 10 space-themed photo check-in spots. Visitors can stop by the ‘Merry Spacemas’ rainbow neon arch, the Lightspeed Elevator, the Zero Gravity Cabin, and the Christmas Tree Rocket, among other installations.

When: Until January 1, 2024
Where: 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: Free admission

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Citygate Outlets — Tung Chung

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Say ‘Smurfs Up!’ this holiday season at Citygate Outlets (© Citygate Outlets)

If you’ve got the blues this Christmas, head on over to Citygate and have the Smurfs cheer you up! The mall has a giant Aurora Smurf, a highly Instagrammable Christmas tree, an interactive game with Wizard Gargamel, and a picturesque walkway in the form of the Smurfs Lightning Corridor. Keep an eye out for the light show and an inflatable Gargamel in other parts of the mall.

When: Until January 2, 2024
Where: G/F, Citygate Outlets, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung
Tickets: Free admission

1881 Heritage — Tsim Sha Tsui

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This year, Heritage 1881 has several botanical displays for visitors to check out during the end of the year (© 1881 Heritage)

At this Christmas oasis in the heart of the city, you can step through an ornate structure in the style of Victorian glasshouses, flanked on either side by cast-iron benches decorated with colourful flora. Visitors can take in the festive atmosphere with holiday music gently playing in the background as they marvel at the towering Christmas tree and blooming mechanical flowers as they make joyful memories to last through the year.

When: Until January 7, 2024
Where: 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: Free admission

IFC — Central

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2023 Christmas decorations in IFC Mall (© IFC Mall)

A white Christmas has descended upon IFC mall, where SnowPark is welcoming guests from now until 1 January 2024. Inspired by romantic European ski resorts, SnowPark has transformed the Oval Atrium of IFC mall into a dream winter destination, where 7 checkpoints feature exhilarating installations and interactive activities that immerse the senses in a snowy yet cosy experience. Upon creating a digital Explorer Pass, guests can begin their journey with a ride on the ski lift and enter the 8.5-metre-tall Christmas tree where falling snow awaits, before venturing into the action-packed interactive zones to discover the thrill of skiing and other winter activities.

When: Until 1 January 2024 (10:30 – 21:00)
Where:  Oval Atrium, Podium Level 1, IFC mall
Tickets: Free admission

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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