The Best Things to do This Week: 20 December 2019

Let us inspire you with our pick of what's on around Hong Kong this week, 20 December 2019!

20 December 2019

Planning for the week ahead? Let us help with these highlights of what’s on in HK this week 20 December 2019. Want more? Check out our comprehensive what’s on guide with full listings for the months ahead here and our family-friendly what’s on guide here.

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


Banksy: Genius or Vandal Exhibition

Banksy girl with the baloon

Banksy, the British artist whose identity is still unknown, is considered one of the main contemporary street art icons. Hong Kong will be the first city in Asia to hold this exhibition featuring an impressive audio-visual installation and a silkscreen of the Girl with Balloon series.

When:     20 December 2019 – 1 March 2020
Where:    Portal 6311, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  From $180, Event Website


The Lion King Musical

Lion King

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the award-winning Broadway musical, the Lion King is coming to Hong Kong.

When:     18 December – 5 January 2019 (Select Dates)
Where:    Arena, AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $399, HK Ticketing

Find more kids and family-friendly events in this post!

The Sangels

Ola Milena

This night of Improvised Groovy Jazz will feature international soul diva Ola Milena and Hong Kong’s favourite trumpet virtuoso Farley Sangels, taking chances and making the music completely in the moment.

When:     21 December 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook


Musical: Esther

The Bel Canto Singers will perform the story of Queen Esther. An evil advisor to an unpredictable king leads to almost disastrous consequences, only to be saved by a new young queen based on her wit and faith.

When:     27 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, RapsoArts


Reggae at Iron Fairies with Wendy Robin

Wendy Robin Reggae

Every Sunday night, Wendy Robin will be playing Pure Reggae at Iron Fairies. Enjoy live tunes, sips, snacks and more at their magical wonderland!

When:     22 December 2019
Where:    The Iron Fairies, Central
For more information:  Facebook


Snedronningen. Hansel & Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

The two famous fairy tales of ‘Snow Queen’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ will be presented by a live symphony orchestra for kids and adults to enjoy together.

When:     28 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $160, Urbtix


Let’s Do Lunch @ Tai Kwun

Lets Do Lunch at Tai Kwun

Let’s Do Lunch sheds light on the lives of Central’s workers outside of the office, exploring how the district’s unique lunch culture helps nurture social cohesion among a diverse group of people harbouring different identities.

When:     20 December 2019 – 8 February 2020
Where:    Duplex Studio at Block 01, Tai Kwun
Tickets:  Free admission, guided tours available, Book pass on Tai Kwun’s Website


X’mas Partner Yoga

Xmas Partner Yoga

Celebrate Christmas with your loved ones with some partner yoga fun! Dress in Christmas colors. Class is free but donations accepted for the Children’s Cancer Foundation.

When:     22 December 2019
Where:    West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  Free, Facebook


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

Find more festive events here!

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


HK Phil: A Jazz Night with Hiromi


Star Japanese pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara will bring her unique style of music to the stage of the HK Phil to add glitter and sparkle to their Christmas celebrations.

When:     23-24 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $480, Ticketflap


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


The AIA Carnival

AIA Carnival

THE AIA Carnival is Hong Kong’s not-to-be-missed traditional European Carnival with a futuristic modern twist. New thrilling rides will be making their debut, complemented by exciting games with adorable prizes, a wide range of irresistible carnival treats, and fun photo ops, promising to bring you the most memorable carnival experience.

When:     12 December 2019 – 16 February 2020
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website



Want to find more events around Hong Kong? Check out our complete what’s on guide here.

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