Occupying prime position on the Central Harbourfront, the Hong Kong Observation Wheel is very much an icon of the city skyline. But the surrounding area, called the AIA Vitality Park, has plenty more to offer. This winter we’ll be packing our picnic blankets and heading to the AIA Vitality Park for some outdoor cinema fun!

Cinematic Moments

Aerial photo of Moonlit Movies

Over 15 nights, from November 27 to December 22, the AIA Vitality Park will host Moonlit Movies. This cinematic extravaganza will present 20 beloved classic films with the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and the city’s neon skyline as a backdrop. Best of all, with a large cinema screen and plenty of seating – along with buckets of popcorn and a selection of other food and drinks available – this is practically guaranteed to be the best cinema experience of the year. Tickets are available now for each individual screening and can be purchased through the website for HK$80 (+ HK$10 service charge).

Family Fun

Moonlit Movies practically guarantees a fun family night out with screenings of beloved animated films. Will your family laugh with “Shrek” or sing along to “The Lion King” and “Frozen?” If you prefer a live-action feature, you could also grab tickets for “Avengers: Endgame” or that cinematic classic, “Grease.”

People watching Moonlit Movies

Festive Favourites

A night at Moonlit Movies could also be the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. A slew of popular Christmas flicks will be on show, including 90s favourite “Home Alone,” life-switching rom-com “The Holiday,” and the endearing ensemble, “Love Actually.”

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Loveable Rom-Coms

There’s nothing like a girls’ night out, and catching a rom-com under the city’s bright lights at Moonlight Movies could be the ultimate one this autumn. So round up the squad and enjoy a bookish Hugh Grant in “Notting Hill” or perhaps Julia Robert’s lady-of-the-night-with-a-heart-of-gold in “Pretty Woman.”

Gripping Dramas

Certain films are meant to be seen on a big screen, and when it comes to large-scale, lavish dramas, this is very much the case. This season, take the chance to watch Baz Luhrmann’s visual epics – both “Moulin Rouge” and “Romeo + Juliet” are playing – and catch Hugh Jackman’s turn as a circus master in “The Greatest Showman.”

‘Moonlit Movies’ Event Details

When:     27 November to 22 December

Where:    The Hong Kong Observation Wheel & AIA Vitality Park

Movie Schedule:  here

Tickets:  $80 plus $10 booking fee per person, under 3s are free (please bring proof of age), purchase tickets here

A Hong Kong Icon

Hong Kong Observation Wheel with HK Skyline

Why not turn your movie night into a night to remember with a trip on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel? The gleaming red & white wheel soars 60 metres into the air, making it the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy breath-taking views of both sides of the Victoria Harbour. This winter AIA are sponsoring a free ticket promotion to celebrate their 100th Anniversary. 1,000 free tickets will be given away every day until 4 January 2020!  Check their website for more details!

But when’s the best time of day for a trip on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel?  Will you check out the city bathed in daylight to see all its nuances; marvel at the spectacular neon signs by night; or bask in the golden glow of twilight? You can book your ticket for the Hong Kong Observation Wheel online and skip the queues when you arrive, and if you want to view the “Symphony of Lights” show from the air, arrive just before 8pm.

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The Hong Kong Observation Wheel may be the star attraction of Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront, but it’s far from the only reason to visit. The surrounding area – known as the AIA Vitality Park – hosts a regular schedule of exciting activities that will appeal to both visitors and locals. If you fancy enjoying the great outdoors while taking in a concert or show, checking out a food festival, watching a sports tournament, or taking a free health class, this is the place to do it. There’s even a classic carousel featuring hand-painted horses and carriages for the kids.

You may come here to ride the Hong Kong Observation Wheel, but with so many exciting events like Moonlit Movies, you’ll find so many more reasons to stay.


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