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.

Moonlit Movies

Moonlit movies

Hong Kong’s largest outdoor cinema is back just in time for Christmas this year! Held across 15 nights starting in November, Moonlit Movies will be capturing the spirit of Christmas and playing classics for the whole family to enjoy.

When:     27 November – 22 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Observation Wheel
For more information:  Event Website



 

Christmas Bauble Workshop

Christmas Bauble Workshop

Use faux calligraphy techniques to write on a Christmas bauble, personalise a festive gift to your friends and loved ones this Christmas!

When:     6 November 2019
Where:    Make and Do Hong Kong, Chai Wan
Tickets:  $500, Facebook

 

The Snowman

Snowman and The Bear

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences throughout the world for more than 20 years. For children ages 3 and up and their families.

When:     29 November – 1 December 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $395, HK Ticketing

 

The Mumz Big Christmas Picnic

Enjoy a potluck lunch, games, songs, a visit from Santa and more at this fun afternoon Christmas picnic for families.

When:     30 November 2019
Where:    Cyberport Park
Tickets:  Free, Register on Eventbrite

 

The Official Italian Christmas Party

Italian Christmas Party

Let the festive season begin! The Italian Chamber of Commerce is hosting their official Christmas party and it’s open to the public.


When:    30 November 2019
Where:    Statement, Tai Kwun
Tickets:  $500 at the door, $380 in advance online

 

Sugafina Pop-Up Store

Sugafina advent calendar

The first Sugafina Hong Kong pop-up store gives a dreamy candy shopping experience. Guests are welcomed by a fancy candy cart as if entering a sweet candy garden. They’ll also be launching special treats just for the hoiday season including their 24 Taste of Christmas Advent Calendar.

When:     3 November 2019 – 28 February 2020
Where:    Cityplaza
For More Information:  Sugafina website

 

South Lantau Children’s Christmas Party

Santa will swing by in his sleigh for the Annual South Lantau Children’s Christmas Party. Delicious food, drinks, party performers and plenty of beach fun await you!

When:     15 December 2019
Where:    Pui O Beach, Lantau Island
For more information:  Event Website

 

Operation Santa Paws

Operation Santa Paws

Keeping with the spirit of Christmas, Whiskers N Paws is bringing back Operation Santa Paws. The charity collection drive is designed to help collect and donate new and gently used pet supplies for local Hong Kong rescue shelters.

When:     22 November – 31 December 2019
Where:    Various drop-off points around Hong Kong
For more information:  Whiskers N Paws Website

 

Christmas at Pacific Place

Christmas at Pacific Place

This year, Pacific Place is hosting their Christmas Grotto where you can visit Santa, as well as plenty of fun and games for the kids, Christmas crafting workshops, storytelling sessions and more.

When:     22 November 2019 – 2 January 2020
Where:    Pacific Place
For more information:  Event Website

 

Christmas Tree Decorations

Christmas Tree Decorations Workshop

In this Christmas themed workshop, Make & Do’ers can select from six different wooden templates to cross-stitch their own design while enjoying mince pies and mulled wine.


When:     1 December 2019
Where:    Make and Do, Chai Wan
tickets:  $550, Facebook

 

Rejoice & Be Merry! An Evening with the Cecilian Singers

Cecilian Singers

Rejoice and Be Merry with an evening of Carols and Christmas music with the Cecilian singers. From traditional, classical and modern favourites, there’ll be something for everyone to get into the Christmas spirit! Proceeds benefit Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre.

When:     2, 11 December 2019
Where:    St. John’s Cathedral, Central
Tickets:  $250, Ticketflap

 

Holiday Choral Concert 2019

Hong Kong Baptist University Choir

A Christmas-themed concert with secular and Christian sacred music sung by Hong Kong Baptist University Choir, Hong Kong Baptist University Women’s Chorus, and Cantoría Hong Kong.

When:     2 December 2019
Where:    Academic Community Hall, HK Baptist University, Kowloon Tong
Tickets:  Free, Ticketflap

 

Christmas Quiz Night at Little Creatures

Gather a group of 4-6 of your brainiest friends and head to Little Creatures for an evening of trivia and quizzing in support of the mental health charity Mind Hong Kong.

When:     4 December 2019
Where:    Little Creatures, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  $1400, Eventbrite

 

A Christmas Carol

This adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic novella is full of comedy, drama, songs and the joy of Christmas!

When:     4-7 December 2019
Where:    HK Fringe Club Underground Theatre, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

SoCo Christmas Carols

Christmas Carol Concert Appeal

Join in on this festive night of drinks, carols and canapes in the festive setting of The Helena May to support The Society for Community Organization.


When:     5 December 2019
Where:    Helena May, Central
Tickets:  $650, Ticketflap

 

Quizmas Sundowners

Test your Christmas knowledge at this festive quiz. Teams can be up to six people and the best dressed table will win a fabulous prize. The ticket price includes Christmas fare and standard drinks and entry into the lucky draw.

When:     5 December 2019
Where:    The Wombat Bar, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $200 for Austrailian Association members, $350 for non-members, Eventbrite

 

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Faust International Youth Theatre will take you on a heart-warming journey as they bring Charles Dicken’s classic to life on stage this winter.

When:     5-8 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Center McAulay Theatre
Tickets:  $260, Urbtix

 

Sleeping Beauty the Panto

Sleeping Beauty the Panto

In what marks their 58th Panto, the Hong Kong Players will perform Sleeping Beauty, a spectacular re-imagining of the classic fairytale designed to delight all the family with jokes old and older.

When:     5-15 December 2019
Where:    Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $350, Event Website

 

Christmas at the Brewery!

Yardley Christmas at the Brewery

Get merry and messy at the Yardley Bros. Christmas party! There will be music, mayhem and a brand new batch of Christmas Ale.

When:     6 December 2019
Where:    Yardley Brothers Beer, Kwai Hing
Tickets:  Free entry, Facebook

 

Finnish Christmas Market

Finnish Christmas Market

The Finnish Christmas Market is a joyful family outing and a place for everyone to enjoy the festive season together, experience Finnish Christmastime traditions and explore products from many Finnish and international vendors. Santa will also make an appearance!


When:     6-8 December 2019
Where:    AIA Vitality Park at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel
For more information:  Facebook

 

Ocean Park Christmas Sensation

Ocean Park Christmas Sensation

This year Ocean Park is presenting an unconventional Christmas with fashionable attractions, creating perfect spots for Instagrammable pictures. A series of creative photo spots and Christmas-themed gourmet food will immerse guests in the festive fun.

When:     7 December 2019 – 1 January 2020
Where:    Ocean Park Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website

 

YogaUp Christmas Party

Celebrate Christmas with a yoga-fun party. Bring a gift to exchange ($150-250) and a dish to share.

When:     7 December 2019
Where:    YogaUP, North Plaza
For more information:  Facebook

 

Danish Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Party

Jingle and Mingle at this Christmas ball, held annually by the Danish Chamber of Commerce.

When:     7 December 2019
Where:    FINDS, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  Facebook

 

A Night of Carols + Christmas Market

A Night of Carols with Impact HK

Come along for an evening of music, mulled wine and good will. This event will raise money for ImpactHK, a charity helping the homeless of Hong Kong. There’ll also be a Christmas market popping up featuring a lovely selection of local vendors.

When:     7 December 2019
Where:    Momentai, Sai Kung Waterfront
For more information:  Facebook

 

Howliday Doggy Brunch

Holiday Doggy Brunch

Komune will open up its lush iconic terrace for a festive Christmas Doggy Brunch. Dress your dog in your favourite festive Christmas attire and come along for a merry time.


When:     7 December 2019
Where:    Komune, Ovolo Southside, Wong Chuk Hang
For more information:  Facebook

 

Let it Snow! Christmas Ornament Workshop

Let it snow Christmas ornament workshop

In this workshop kids will create a unique Christmas ornament with DIY snow, natural pinecones and other festive decorations.

When:     7 December 2019
Where:    K11 Musea
Tickets:  $360 for KLUB 11 members, $400 for guests, K11 Musea Website

 

Christmas Log Cake

RatFest Christmas Party

Learn to make a Christmas Yule Log in this vegan pastry class led by Chef Adrian, a seasoned chef from Taiwan.

When:     7-8 December 2019
Where:    Ucommune HK, Mong Kok
Tickets:  $2988 for one day, $5388 for two, Facebook

 

Family Workshop: Handmade Christmas Playbook

Christmas Make your own Fabric Playbook

Spend some quality screen-free tie with your children as you make this Christmas-themed interactive book together. You will learn the basic techniques of handcrafting a playbook with felt, buttons, pegs, laces and other materials, while creating your own story of Santa, reindeer and the elves visiting Hong kong! (For parents and children aged 2.5-8 years old).

When:     8, 12, 13, 20 December 2019
Where:    Ensemble Co-creating Space (Sai Kung) – 8th, Fairchild Kindergarten (Sai Ying Pun) – 12th, Elephant Community Press (Central) – 13th, Mighty Oaks International Kindergarten (Kennedy Town) – 20th
Tickets:  From $290 per family, Event Website

 

Felt Christmas Tree Decorations

Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments

Learn how to make the cutest felt ornaments for hanging on your Christmas tree this year or giving away as a gift. There’ll be mince pies and mulled wine to get you in the Christmasy mood.

When:     8 December 2019
Where:    Make and Do Hong Kong, Chai Wan
Tickets:  $550, Facebook

 

Santa’s Secret Kingdom

elves and excited kids

Elfer (Elf Helper) training has been scheduled in case extra help is needed in the lead up to the big day. Training will take place in LaplandHK’s top secret Headquarters in Quarry Bay. Elfer families will be led on a magical journey by various expert Elves, discovering different parts of Santa’s Secret Kingdom.


When:     8 December 2019
Where:    Secret Location in Quarry Bay
For more information:  Eventbrite

 

Kids Christmas Party

This Kids Christmas Party will include lots of fun activities including a visit from santa and food for the kids.

When:     8 December 2019
Where:    Delaney’s Irish Pub, Cyberport
Tickets:  From $120, Facebook

 

The 18th Classics for Kids Christmas Concert

SAR Philharmonic Orchestra

Every year at Christmas time the SAR Philharmonic Orchestra holds this Classics for Kids Christmas Concert to share the joy of music with kids and families. This year Ah Mui and her funny friends Do Re and Mi will experience all sorts of adventure and try to save the cursed kingdom in an interactive performance.

When:     8, 15 December 2019
Where:    Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $350, HK Ticketing

 

Lifehouse Christmas Events for Kids

Lifehouse Christmas Events

Lifehouse International Church will host a range of family-friendly Christmas events each Sunday in December in preparation for Christmas.

When:     8-25 December 2019
Where:    Lifehouse International Church, Mong Kok
For more information:  Eventbrite

 

 

Xmas Mandalas

Mandala workshop

Make a Xmas Mandala for your loved ones with a few xmas cards along the way at this art workshop hosted by Wild at Art.

When:     12 December 2019
Where:    Wild at Art Studio, Central
Tickets:  $400 including all materials, Facebook Event

 

The Hong Kong Art Collective Christmas Exhibition

Hong Kong art Collective Christmas Show

15 local artists from all over Hong Kong will be together in one place for just one week in this amazing Christmas exhibition. Expect art, drinks and maybe a mince pie or two.


When:     13-22 December 2019 (opening party on 13 December)
Where:    48 Water Street, Sai Ying Pun
For more information:  Facebook

 

Christmas Charity Beach Ball

Support local Lantau Animal Welfare Charities while enjoying a special Christmas roast dinner buffet, free-flow wines and beer, live music and dancing.

When:     14 December 2019
Where:    Treasure Island Beach Club, Pui O Beach
Tickets:  $580, Facebook

 

RatFest Christmas Party

RatFest

This is a Christmas party for the late-night crowd, with After After Party, Defiant Scum and Two Finger Salute. Anyone dressed in full Santa outfits will get a free TFS t-shirt.

When:     14 December 2019
Where:    The Wanch, Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free entry, Facebook

 

Handmade Christmas Playbook Workshop

Handmade Christian playbook

Make a hand-crafted Christmas Playbook, create your own Christmas characters and story games and learn storytelling skills for a fun family story time.

When:     14 December 2019
Where:    K11 Musea
Tickets:  From $450 for members, $500 for non-members, K11 Musea Website

 

A FEAST for Christmas

FEAST for Christmas

HK’s most sociable dining experience is back with ‘A FEAST for Christmas.’ Stunning signature dishes from many of HK’s leading chefs under the spectacular AIA Big Wheel! All you can eat for just $680, shared tables, great live tunes, delicious veggie options and a whole lot of fun!

When:    14-15 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Tickets:  $680 per adult, $380 per child, Ticketflap

 

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Workshop

Gingerbread Cookie decorating

Commissary’s head pastry chef, Simone McLean, will be leading a delightfully festive Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Workshop. Open to both adults and little ones, each attendee will take home six of their own hand-decorated cookies, a slice of Commissary’s Red velvet cake and a bottle of house kombucha.


When:     14, 21 December 2019
Where:    Commissary, Admiralty
Tickets:  $280, Ticketflap

 

Christmas Family Screen 2019

From Norway to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and from the ice age 5000 years ago to the latest space competition today, Christmas Family Screen’s scheduled programme of film showings will prove that everything is possible at Christmas!

When:     14-29 December 2019
Where:    Various venues
For more information:  Event Website

 

Cheers! Series: Christmas Concert – Handel’s Messiah

Hong Kong Oratorio Society

Hong Kong Oratorio Society will present Handel’s Messiah in this family-friendly Christmas concert.

When:     15 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $120, Urbtix

 

The Christmas Southside Market Long Lunch

Enjoy free-flow food and beverage including a Christmas BBQ by Argyle Black Butchers, and Bar by Peroni, live music, kids entertainment and more at this year’s Southside Market Long Lunch.

When:     15 December 2019
Where:    The Factory Event Space Rooftop, Aberdeen
Tickets:  $550 for adults, $200 for kids, under 6s free, Ticketflap

 

Christmas Story Scene Workshop

Christmas story scene workshop

Learn figure drawing and painting technique as you create a 3D set of the nativity manger and tell the famous story with the various pieces. (For ages 5-8)

When:     15 December 2019
Where:    K11 Musea
Tickets:  From $280 for members, $350 for guests, K11 Musea Website

 

Christmas Jukebox Concert

Christmas Jukebox Concert

Sing with Harmonics HK and Friends at this concert featuring a preview of songs from their upcoming summer concerts intertwined with some Christmas classics to raise your festive cheer & spirit.

When:     16 December 2019
Where:    Kowloon Union Church, Jordan
Tickets:  $158.99, Eventbrite


 

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Explore the magic of the holiday season in the farewell season of Terence Kohler’s beloved The Nutcracker. An all-time favourite among audiences of all ages who are captivated by Clara and Fritz’s adventure.

When:     19-29 December 2019
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $180, HK Ballet

 

A Swingin’ Christmas

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in true Swingin’ style. HK’s ‘King of Croners’ Pete Moore and his six swingin’ musical helpers will perform a selection of golden standards and seasonal favourites along with a few signature 60s and 70s classics.

When:     20 December 2019
Where:    MM Cafe & Lounge, Central
Tickets:  From $198, Ticketflap

 

Christmas Carols by the Warsaw Boys Choir

Warsaw Boys Choir

Kids and parents can celebrate the festive season with Christmas carols by the Grammy Award Winning Warsaw Boys Choir.

When:     22-24 December 2019
Where:    K11 Musea, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  K11 Musea Website

 

Tai Kwun Circus Plays

Tai Kwun Circus Plays

This winter Tai Kwun will transform into a festive wonderland! Tai Kwun Circus Plays is back with more awe-inspiring contemporary circus performances, while Tai Kwun will celebrate a traditional Christmas with warmth and cheer complete with luminous decorations and a sparkling tree.

When:     24 December 2019 – 5 January 2020
Where:    Tai Kwun
For more information:  Tai Kwun Website

 

Christmas Tublock Time

Tublock Christmas Workshop

Kids ages 6-9 will make Christmas ornaments with Tublock, a unique educational toy made in Japan. This workshop is designed to boost children’s creativity and knowledge in Science, Engineering and Arts.

When:     21 December 2019
Where:    The Muse Studio, K11 MUSEA B1, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $500, Event Website


 

Bad Santa

Bad Santa party

Born on the 24th of December and born to be bad… this Bad Santa is inviting you to join his birthday celebration and pre-Christmas debauchery with 3 hours of open bar, open format throughout the night spun by the very own DJ Maverick and dancing til the sun comes up.

When:     24 December 2019
Where:    Mudita, Central
Tickets:  $300, Ticketflap

 

Ms Bad Santa

You’ve heard of Bad Santa… but a Ms. Bad Santa? That’s a whole nother story. See it for yourself this Christmas Eve with 3 hours of open bar, halls decked with cheeky mistletoe and fire tunes from the resident DJs to keep the night going.

When:     24 December 2019
Where:    VOLAR, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap

 

Ugly Sweater Party on Boxing Day

Dust off your ugly Xmas Sweater, or go hunt down an even uglier one for a Christmas Party not to be missed! There’ll be 5 hours of free flow and festive beats by Honi Honi Tiki’s resident DJ.

When:     26 December 2019
Where:    Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge, Central
Tickets:  $550, Facebook

 

A Viennese New Year

In their traditional New Year concert, HK Phil will usher in 2020 with a joyful and exuberant programme of popular waltzes and polkas from the era when Vienna was the City of Dance and Johann Strauss its undisputed king.

When:     30-31 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $220, Urbtix

 

K11 MUSEA Christmas Kids Festival

K11 Musea Christmas Kids Festival

During the festive season, K11 MUSEA will take families on an adventure through the mystical Christmas Muse Garden and Living Art designed by child prodigy Elisabeth Anisimow, performances by the Grammy Award Winning Warsaw Boys CHoir, Victoria Playpark x Donut Kids Carnival and a host of festive kids workshops perfect for kids of all ages.

When:     Now through 2 January 2020
Where:    K11 MUSEA, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  K11 Musea Website


 

LED Christmas Light Show at China Hong Kong City

China Hong Kong City Christmas Light Show

The giant LED facades of China Hong Kong City have been decked in glorious Christmas lights to celebrate the festive season and encourage everyone to enjoy the best of local creativity with a flash of inspiration form digital light art.

When:     Now through 2 January 2020
Where:    China Hong Kong City, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  CHKC Website

 

The Spirit of Christmas at Discovery Bay

The spirit of Christmas at Discovery Bay

This year, Discovery Bay is paying homage to the festive traditions with the theme of ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ and decorations in signature Christmas green and red. Every corner of DB will be filled with the festive spirit: a romantic Christmas Light Tunnel on the waterfront promenade, horse-drawn carriage rides, christmas Sunday market, dining vouchers,  and seasonal promotions by Auberge Discovery Bay.

When:     14 November – 1 January 2019
Where:    Discovery Bay
For more information:  Follow Visit Discovery Bay on Facebook

 

Feathered Ascent and The Spirit of Christmas at Lee Tung Avenue

Feathered Ascent and Christmas at Lee Tung Avenue

Feathered Ascent, an installation with a flock of fifty dove mobile scumptures will shine in the sky of Lee Tung Avenue this winter. The world-renowned Spirit of Christmas light scheme will also return to bring everyone a magical festive celebration.

When:     20 November – 31 December 2019
Where:    Along Lee Tung Avenue
For more information:  Event Website

 

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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