Holiday Fun – Festive Events Around Hong Kong

We've rounded up the most festive holiday events all around Hong Kong.

Hong Kong at Christmas

Things to Do Around Hong Kong at Christmas Time!

Fill your holiday diaries with our festive what’s on guide.

Father Christmas

Father Christmas

In this drama for under 6s and their family, join Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve. This heartwarming adaptation of the book by Raymond Briggs is full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry.

When:     29 November – 1 December 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $285, HK Ticketing

Snow White – The Panto

Bring the whole family to enjoy all the musical madness and mayhem of Hong Kong Players’ annual Christmas extravaganza, Snow White – The Panto. There is fun for the whole family as Snow White, with the help of her seven trusty dwarves, escapes the evil Queen and sets out to find true happiness.

When:     30 November – 9 December 2018
Where:    Shouson Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $220, Ticketflap

 

St. Stephen’s Chapel Christmas Fete

Christmas Fete

St. Stephen’s Christmas Fete is a traditional English summer fete with a Christmas twist and a Chinese flavour. Bouncy castles, games, stalls and plenty of food and drink, plus a full programme of entertainment including HK police dixie bands, dancers and Chinese lion dancers and acrobats. Santa will arrive by helicopter at 12:30pm!

When:     1 December 2018
Where:    Sports Ground, St. Stephen’s College
For more information:  Event Website

 

Storytime at Santa’s Secret Kingdom

Christmas at Lapland

The Elves are very excited to open the doors again at the original, Santa’s Secret Kingdom. Come create everlasting magical Christmas memories in this very exciting, no glitter spared, tinsel wrapped, gingerbread scented, Elf saturated, fully interactive, Christmas adventure for all the family!

When:     9 December 2018
Where:    Santa’s Secret Kingdom, Top Secret Location in Quarry Bay
Tickets:  On Sale from November 1st on Eventbrite

 

Christmas Story Telling

This year, SuperPark will send some Santa girls and elves to tell children heartwarming Christmas stories. Kids can be accompanied by their parents and enjoy the magical moments together. Children will also receive a limited edition Christmas sticker afterwards.

When:     21-26 December 2018
Where:    SuperPark Hong Kong, Kowloon
For more information:  Event Website

 

Festive Afternoon Tea

Lobby Lounge Festive Afternoon tea

Throughout December, enjoy Executive Pastry Chef Christian Gonthier’s Festive Tea Set inspired by holiday treats and sweets.

When:     1 December – 1 January
Where:    The Lobby Lounge, Intercontinental Hong Kong
Tickets:  $688 for 2 persons, Event Website

 

Santa Academy

Put on your Santa hat, stick on that white beard, and step inside the Santa Academy at ifc mall to discover the magic behind Christmas as you learn the tricks of Santa’s trade. Hone your skills through interactive training programmes and graduate into a Santa!

When:     15 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
Where:    ifc Mall, First Floor
For more information:  Event Website

 

Carols by Candlelight Charity Event

Carols by Candlelight

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy unique celebrations of Christmas with friends and family in a spectacular heritage site this December. Five Christmas choirs, Father Christmas and snowmen will star in this festive evening, accompanied by specialty Christmas foods. All sales proceeds will go to the Matilda Children’s Foundation, which provides life-changing surgeries to children with no other means of assistance.

When:     4 December 2018
Where:    Matilda International Hospital
Tickets:  Free, Website

 

CWB Red Christmas Fest 2018

The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club has one of the finest spots in Hong Kong. The club has breathtaking panoramic views and will be exclusively open to the festival participants who can enjoy the sparkle and shine photo booth, live hong kong tennis champions cups, a classic car exhibition, festive wine and delicacies, a shining pinecones hunt, christmas lucky draw and more. All proceeds will be donated to Save the Children Hong Kong.

When:     9 December 2018
Where:    The Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, Clearwater Bay
Tickets:  $400, Ticketflap

 

A Disney Christmas

Disney Hong Kong Christmas

Join in the most authentic Disney Christmas celebration ever at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Be transported to a stunning winter wonderland, filled with yuletide carols, magical lights, shimmering snowflakes and more!

When:     15 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Disneyland
For more information:  Event Website

 

Santa Claus at SuperPark

Santa Claus at Super Park

Santa Claus is coming to town! Join him and have fun at SuperPark Hong Kong. You can grab him to play at Pedal Car Track, Tube Slide, the Skate Park and more for 30 minutes each round. Capture memorable moments with your loved ones and tell Santa your secret wishes in person.

When:     21-25 December 2018
Where:    SuperPark Hong Kong, Kowloon
For more information:  Event Website

 

Not Another X-Mas Cabaret

No need to miss out on the familial hilarity and dysfunction that makes up the Festive Season. You’ll be fed, entertained and will feel like real family… the slightly tipsy and full of roast kind of family. Best of all, each ticket purchased benefits charity, so you can make a difference while having fun.

When:     16 December 2018
Where:    The Stoep @ High Tide, Lantau Island
Tickets:  $400 (includes performance and 3-course meal), Ticketflap

 

Festive Family Playdate

Dream Room

There’s no better way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year than a fabulous day of festive fun with your family. The Foodie team has planned a special Family Christmas Party at Dream Room – an awesome imaginative playroom. There’s also brunch and free-flow drinks for the whole family.

When:     9 December 2018
Where:    Dream Room, Kowloon
Tickets:  From $105.99, Eventbrite

 

Winter Cinema at Foxglove

What better way to welcome in the festive season than by watching some of your favourite Christmas movie classics at Foxglove? Each Monday evening in december they’ll be playing Christmas classics with the film list including Home Alone 1 and 2, Miracle on 34th Street, Elf and Love Actually.

When:     3-25 December 2018
Where:    Foxglove, Central
For more information: Facebook Event

 

Ohemia’s Winter Wonderland Christmas Pop Up

Ohemia

Ohemia, a bohemian fashion and lifestyle store in central is launching a pop-up shop featuring a gorgeous selection of Christmas gifts, clothing, jewellery by Kookii B, Rising Lotus and local brands including Paché, Paper Roses and Belle & Bloom.

When:     23-30 November 2018
Where:    Ohemia, Central
For more information:  Ohemia

 

5th Anniversary AIA Carnival

The AIA Carnival is once again returning to Hong Kong, celebrating its 5th anniversary. In addition to a wide variety of rides, installations, selfies boards and both street and stage entertainment programme’s, The Great Circus of Europe will be returning as will celebrity chef Christian Yang to oversee the carnival food.

When:     14 December 2018 – February 17 2019 (Except Friday January 11th)
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $120 for adults and $85 for kids, Event Website

 

Valley Christmas Party

This Christmas themed party will have a Dj playing, food and drinks and lots and lots of fun.

When:     15 December 2018
Where:    Mr. Wolf, Central
Tickets:  From $400, Ticketflap

 

Christine N Concerts Limited: O Holy Night

o holy night choir

The Choir of Merton College, Oxford will perform a selection of traditional Christmas songs.

When:     6 December 2018
Where:    Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
Tickets:  $350, Urbtix

 

The Spirit of Christmas Lights at Lee Tung Avenue

Christmas Lights Regent st

Partnering with The Crown Estate’s Regent Street in London, the world-renowned Spirit of Christmas light scheme is arriving at Lee Tung Avenue this Christmas, bringing us a magical, festive celebration.

When:     16 November 2018 – January 1 2019
Where:    Lee Tung Avenue
For more information:  Lee Tung Avenue Website

 

VOLAR Presents Bad Santa

Expect the halls decked with cheeky mistletoe, some good old fashioned jolly debauchery, with an open bar as Bad Santa is coming to town this Christmas Eve.

When:     24 December 2018
Where:    Volar, Central
Tickets:  $400 at the door, $350 in advance on Ticketflap

 

Christmas Carol Concert Appeal

Christmas Carol Concert Appeal

The 7th annual carol concert will benefit the Society for Community Organization, which does incredibly important work advocating for some of Hong Kong’s poorest and most vulnerable. The ticket price includes free flow wine and nibbles and of course the wonderful choir and singing.

When:     6 December 2018
Where:    The Helena May, 35 Garden Road
Tickets:  $600, Ticketflap

 

Harbour Cruise Christmas Party 2018 for Singles

mozaic Christmas junk trip

Celebrating the 2018 Festive Season on a Sunday evening for Mozaic and meet.mozaic members and guests. Enjoy Sunday afternoon cruising Hong Kong’s central and eastern harbour, while enjoying delicious festive food with drinks, mulled wine, non-alcoholic beverages and mingle with new friends.

When:     9 December 2018
Where:    Meet mozaic, Central Pier
Tickets:  $800, Event Website

 

Campfire Campus Christmas Party

Campfire Campus is hosting their first Christmas party. Join a fun Christmas storytelling session along with interactive Christmas activities! Also, Santa will be making a very special trip to Campfire Campus to wish everyone a happy holiday!

When:     8-9 December 2018
Where:    Campfire Campus, Tseung Kwan O
Tickets:  From $180, Eventbrite

 

Angels For Children Christmas Live Lounge

Angels for Children Christmas Concert

Bring along your friends for an evening of live music with up and coming artists followed by DJ and dancing, sponsored by DADA Bar + Lounge. There will be a raffle drawing and a special Christmas drinks menu in which 20% of the bar takings will be donated to Angels for Children.

When:     5 December 2018
Where:    Dada Bar & Lounge, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $500, includes welcome drink & light canapes, Event Website

 

Winter Wonderland at Mudita

An evening full of joyous funk, soul & RnB live jingles and lots of great festive drinks to keep the party going til the early hours of the day!

When:     24 December 2018
Where:    Mudita, Central
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap

 

Nutcracker The Play

Nutcracker the Play

Experience a truly magical adventure this Christmas as we follow Clara and her Nutcracker as they journey to meet the Sugarplum Fairy and battle to protect their house against the mouse king and his band of sneaky mice.

When:     6-9 December 2018
Where:    McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Tickets:  $250 Standard, $210 Student, on sale through Urbtix from 5 October

 

The Official Italian Christmas Party

Enjoy free-flow Italian goodies such as wine, pasta, pizza, gelato, Panettone, and more as well as a DJ set and a special Christmas goodie bag by Dubla Tray.

When:     8 December 2018
Where:    THE LOFT, Wong Chuk Hang
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

SantaCon

SantaCon, the annual pub crawl in which people dressed in Santa Claus costumes or as other Christmas characters parade through the city is back this year!

When:     8 December 2018
Where:    TBA
For more information:  Follow their Facebook page

 

Kids’ Gingerbread House Decorating Class

This festive season your kids can learn to decorate their own gingerbread house with Executive Pastry Chef Christian Gonthier. Classes include a storytelling session from “The Nutcracker,” hot chocolate for kids and parents and a visit by Santa Claus.

When:     22 December 2018
Where:    The STEAK HOUSE winebar + Grill, Intercontinental Hong Kong
Tickets:  $380 per child, Intercontinental Website

 

Classics for Kids Christmas Concert

Every year in the Christmas season, the SAR Philharmonic Orchestra will hold the Classics for Kids Christmas Concert to share the joy of music with kids and families.

When:     2, 9 December 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $280, HK Ticketing

 

Girls Night In Party: The Week Before Christmas

Come Join Wellness 360 in collaboration with Zippysparkles and Skin Laundry for the ultimate girls night in. They’ll be watching The Holiday, receiving hydra facials from Skin Laundry, sipping on beauty tea from Zippysparkles and munching on snacks all night long!

When:     13 December 2018
Where:    Wellness 360, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $207.98, Eventbrite

 

12th Annual Community Carols

12th Annual Community Carols

Join the Hong Kong Singers and help raise money for charity whilst bringing Christmas cheer to Hong Kong at the 12th Annual Community Carols. The event will be supporting the Society for Community Organization (SoCo) again this year.

When:     7 December 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Community Carols, Central
Tickets:  Free entry, $100 donation for song book requested, Facebook Event

 

Cheers! Series: Christmas Family Screen 2018

This year’s Christmas Family Screen will feature six acclaimed international feature films and animations to make for a heartwarming Christmas full of excitement and fantasy.

When:     22-23, 25 December 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Science Museum Lecture Hall
Tickets:  $60, Urbtix

 

The Nutcracker

Nutcracker

This Christmas, embrace the magic of the season with the timeless holiday tradition of The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score will be brought to life by Australian choreographer Terence Kohler’s memorable choreography and live music by Hong Kong Sinfonietta. (Suitable for ages 3 and above)

When:     14-16, 19-23, 25-26, December 2018
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $180, HK Ballet

 

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Great Santa Night Run

Santa Claus is coming to town! Dress up as Santa Claus and run the HOPE worldwide Great Santa Night Run! With different race categories, this is a run for the entire family. After the run, enjoy a Christmas carnival to ring in the holidays. Your participation and funds raised support programs that help children with special educational needs at the HOPE worldwide Centre for Kids.

When:     15 December 2018
Where:    Outside Hong Kong Science Park Charles K. Kao Auditorium
Tickets:  From $100, Event Website

 

The Snowman & The Bear

Snowman and The Bear

Celebrate the Christmas season with Howard Blake’s The Snowman & The Bear! Heartwarming and magical, these two animated films are based on the books by Raymond Briggs. Experience them on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment and singing.

When:     23 December 2018
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
For more information:  Event Website

 

A Harry Little Christmas

Harry Wong is back! This year, he will team up with conductor Lio Kuok-man to bring the Christmas spirit to life, in the most festive way! Come join the HK Phil Chorus to sing-along with Christmas favourites. Suitable for ages 3 and above.

When:     23 December 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $220, Urbtix

 

Find more fun things to do in our guide to what’s on in Hong Kong for kids and our complete guide to what’s on in Hong Kong.

 


Melanie Grosjean is a full-time mommy and part-time writer who left the U.S. for Asia several years ago and never looked back. Nowadays, she spends as much time traveling with her husband and toddler as possible. When she isn’t on the road or squeezed into economy class, you can find her sipping an iced latte or blogging at www.adventurefamilylife.com.


 


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